Hometown: Fayetteville, AR
College: Vanderbilt University
Current Role: 2nd year student at UCLA Anderson
Post-Anderson company and role: Investment Banking at Barclays Capital
What did you want to be when you grew up? A doctor
Why business school? I wanted to make the transition from Investment Management to Investment Banking, and going to a top ranked business school was the only way to prepare and recruit for an Associate position at an Investment Bank
Why Anderson? Having worked on the West Coast quite a bit in my role out of undergrad, I became hooked on the California lifestyle (the people, the weather and all of the outdoors activities). I knew I wanted to live the rest of my life on the West Coast, and Anderson has an incredible network in California and all of the West Coat—it was a no brainer!
Best class you took and why? Advanced Special Topics in Accounting- Taught by Eric Sussman.
Prof. Sussman is very involved in his classes—he prepares all of his own materials and grades all of his papers. His dedication to teaching comes across in his teaching style. He is very passionate and is able to make classes very interesting and engaging. This class also was incredibly helpful for my summer internship in investment banking.
[Editor’s Note: Prof. Sussman was just ranked in the top 10 most popular professors in the country]
Favorite Anderson event or trip and why? First year ski trip. It was a great way to unwind after a stressful quarter. The skiing conditions were great and the beverages were cold.
What helped you the most in interview prep/career search? 2nd year students—they were just through the interview process and provided great insight into prep and the process.
How did you land your internship? On-campus recruiting and a lot of interview prep and networking.
Describe your internship. The internship was designed to mirror the exact role of a full time Associate in an Investment Bank. I was involved in live deals, worked on financial models, and helped write investment memos. For better or worse, I also worked 100 hour weeks, just like the full time employees.
What will you be doing post-graduation? I will be working at Barclays Capital in Investment Banking.
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