How to Prep for the Recruitment Season in Finance and Consulting

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Co-sponsored by Redefine Her Street, Clarus Capital LLC, and 180 Degrees Consulting

Join us for this session focused on ways first year students, sophomores and juniors can prepare now (and during the summer) to be competitive candidates in consulting and finance. Our speakers include:

Eliana Cohen '17

Eliana is a junior pursuing a special major in organizational behavior. She will be interning at BlackRock, the world's largest asset management firm, on their US Wealth Advisory team. She is unable to attend today's session but is excited about helping Swatties apply their liberal arts educations to the finance recruitment process. She is also happy to provide advice to students who do not come out of technical backgrounds or do not have traditional finance-oriented experiences, particularly if they are interested in pursuing client-facing careers in the future.

Spencer Friske '16

Spencer will be working at Bain & Company as an Associate Consultant. Last summer, he worked for Bank of America Merrill Lynch as a Public Finance Investment Banking intern with rotations in both the healthcare and transportation groups. At BAML, his primary responsibilities included implementing debt service models and developing investor presentations.

Shen Huang '16

Shen Huang worked at J.P. Morgan Private Bank in New York this past summer, supporting the Portfolio Management Group on the Solutions side of the bank. His team was responsible for managing, rebalancing, and implementing all tactical calls on macro traded portfolios on the Private Bank's platform. He will be returning to J.P. Morgan full time and join the Global Investment Opportunities group. This team  seeks to provide sophisticated ultra high net worth individuals with opportunistic, absolute return investment ideas by facilitating institutional level of execution across asset classes globally.

Jiho Jang '16

Jiho Jang will be joining Bank of America Merrill Lynch as a full-time investment banking analyst this summer; last summer he worked at the Energy & Power Investment Banking Group and focused on M&A and IPO transactions. He's also interested in economic development and poverty alleviation.  

Stephanie Kestelman '16 skestel1@swarthmore.eduStephanie is a senior, majoring in economics and statistics. She will be joining PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) this coming August, as a Management Consultant in their Financial Services sector.  She interned at PwC during the summer of 2015. She worked for a major credit card processor, reviewing their merchant portfolio and helping the client manage its exposure to risk. Stephanie has also worked as a research assistant and intern with the Philadelphia City Planning Commission.

Christine Kim '17

Christine is currently a junior, majoring in Political Science and minoring in Music. Her most recent experiences include being invited as a finalist for three investment banking training programs from bulge bracket firms (J.P Morgan Chase, Barclays, and UBS). She accepted an offer from Bank of America Merrill Lynch to join its Investment Banking 2016 Summer Analyst program. Christine is currently Student Body President, a Richard Rubin Scholar and Swarthmore Foundation Grant recipient. She was honored in June 2015 as a National Association for Asian American Professionals Philadelphia Chapter Scholarship recipient, and she was honored in February 2016 as a Scholarship of Distinction recipient from Bank of America Merrill Lynch

.Phyllis Lee '17

Phyllis is a junior economics major at Swarthmore College, who will be joining JPMorgan Chase & Co as a summer analyst. She is active on campus as the founder of the Swarthmore College branch of 180 Degrees Consulting and the Swarthmore Consulting Group, and she is also a Career Peer Advisor. During the summer internship recruitment season, she got offers in both finance and consulting.Arjun Raghuraman '16

Arjun Raghuraman is an Honors Economics Major with a Minor in Statistics. This past summer, he worked in the Investment Banking Division of William Blair, working on live M&A deals and IPOs for software companies. He has also interned at Soros Fund Management and TIAA-CREF, in their risk and asset management divisions respectively. 

Erik Rauterkus '17

Kathy Sun '16

Kathy will be working at Deloitte Consulting next year as a Strategy and Operations Business Analyst. Last summer, though, she interned at Deutsche Bank as a Markets Analyst Intern (aka Sales and Trading intern) and had rotations through the interest rate derivatives sales desk and the asset structuring desk. Throughout the summer, she conducted several research and analytical projects for each of her teams and shadowed numerous traders and salespeople across the trading floors.

Fangling Wu '17

Fangling is a junior with double majors in economics and statistics. She will be interning at Perella Weinberg Partners (PWP), one of the top global boutique investment banks, as a summer analyst in New York. She received an early offer from the firm's accelerated process, and could offer valuable insights on how to prepare for the recruitment in the financial services sector (investment banking in particular).