Current Position: Investment Banking Analyst at Wyse Advisors LLC
Previous University: Mithibai College
Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor's of Management Studies
Q: Why did you pursue your master's degree at D'Amore-McKim?
A: I've always been fascinated by the world of financial dynamics—how the ebb and flow of global markets can affect the decisions of both businesses and individuals. When I decided to go to graduate school, I sought a comprehensive finance education focused on financial theory and practice. I also wanted to gain practical experience that would build my skillset while also making my resume stand out. D'Amore-McKim's MS in Quantitative Finance was the perfect fit: its rigorous STEM-designated curriculum provided opportunities for me to apply what I learned to actual financial challenges. In addition to the academics, the 360 Huntington Fund, Northeastern's student-managed mutual fund, was particularly appealing to me.
Q: What were your responsibilities at the 360 Huntington Fund?
A: I began working with the 360 Huntington Fund as an analyst, conducting in-depth company and industry research to create financial models. I presented buy and sell pitches that directly influenced the fund's portfolio performance. I assumed the role of Chief Marketing Officer and spearheaded the development and execution of marketing strategies to enhance the fund's presence and impact.
This experience was invaluable to my career search because it helped me bridge the gap between theory and practice in finance. My involvement with the 360 Huntington Fund provided me the opportunity to grow my knowledge of financial modeling, portfolio decision-making, and conducting research, all of which were vital to my work post-graduation.
Q: How have you applied your degree to your current position as an Investment Banking Analyst?
A: I use the skills I learned at D'Amore-McKim daily. During my final semester, I took a financial modeling course that included interactive, realistic exercises using Excel, VBA, macros, and Python that prepared me to succeed. I graduated with a deep understanding of financial concepts, models, and strategies that enabled me to immediately tackle complex financial problems. My current role centers on quantitative analysis, financial modeling, and strategic decision-making.
Aside from my quantitative skills, I am also grateful for the communication skills I developed. My time at D'Amore-McKim gave me the opportunity to work with peers from various backgrounds and experiences. I learned how important it is to consider the thoughts and opinions of those around me and I've incorporated that lesson into my role on a daily basis.
Q: What advice do you have for future students?
A: Take full advantage of the experiential learning opportunities and network with your professors and peers. When looking for internships, leverage the Graduate Career Center and stay informed about industry trends. Be sure to enjoy your time at D'Amore-McKim and treasure the lifelong connections you'll make.