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Jacob Fuentes '26

California native Jacob Fuentes ’26 is an international business & management major, student-leader and Posse Scholar who’s found unmatched opportunities at Dickinson. After completing two internships during his first year of college, he plans a career at Goldman Sachs.

Hometown:

Torrance, California.

Major:

International business & management.

Clubs and organizations:

Sigma Lambda Beta, Community Engagement Fellows and MANdatory.

Change A Life, Change the WorldHonors/Scholarships/Awards:

Posse Foundation Scholar and Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholar.

Favorite book:

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand.

Favorite professor:

Professor of Spanish Mariana Past.

Best thing about my major:

It allows me to be around people who have similar career aspirations as me. I am also able to network and learn from individuals who are in high corporate positions, which keeps me motivated and inspired.

Best thing about my Dickinson experience:

The opportunities and programs at Dickinson are unmatched. If you want to get something done, there are always people who are willing to support you on your journey.

If I could have dinner with anyone, living or dead, it would be …

Malcom X.

About my internships:

I had two internships this past semester. One was a commercial real-estate internship through Project Destined, where I was able to learn about the ins and outs of real estate and work together with a team in order to present pitches to investors. My other internship was at the United Way of Carlisle, where I was able to become more aware of the major issues that are going on in the Carlisle community, and what steps can be taken to overcome these issues.

Favorite off-campus spot:

Redd's BBQ.

Most important thing I’ve learned so far:

Learn to give yourself credit.

Post-Dickinson plans:

Work at Goldman Sachs.

Advice for younger students:

Ask questions! It is better to ask for help than to do things aimlessly.

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Published August 4, 2023