What made you decide to enroll at the University of Maryland?
The main factors that influenced my decision to enroll at the University of Maryland was the intersection between academics and extracurriculars as well as the welcoming atmosphere in College Park.
What major/career path do you plan on pursuing and how did you select that path?
I plan on venturing into the field of investment banking. This is mainly because I believe it to be such an amazing opportunity to be able to physically add value to a business and further progress a CEO's dreams and aspirations. I am also fascinated to be involved first-hand in the inner workings of mergers and acquisitions between companies small and large.
Activities I do outside of class or community service/volunteer activities I'm involved with:
Outside of academics, I am involved in the Sophomore Finance Fellows and I also plan on applying for the Wall Street Fellows as well.
Additionally, I am a part of the Smith Finance Group and participate in the weekly club meetings to discuss career paths, fundamental skills, and more.
Which programs are you enrolled in, and what have you gained from your experience in them thus far?
In the Maryland Promise Program, I was able to enhance my public speaking and communication skills through our different activities and program events, like Clark Day for example. Moving forward, I hope to fine tune these skills and learn even more about the fundamental skills of leadership.
Aside from academics, what else do you hope to take away from your time at Maryland?
Apart from academics, I hope to take away meaningful connections that I can build upon in my later years. I also hope to take away a meaningful experience that I can use as well in a professional and social sense.
What are your future goals after graduation?
After graduation, I plan to move to New York and work two years at a bank as an investment banking analyst, and eventually move my way into private equity.