As a first-generation college student, I never take for granted the opportunity I have to pursue higher education. I received this opportunity through the Urban Male Leadership Academy which is a program dedicated to providing low-income, men of color access higher education and equipping them with the tools necessary to excel academically and professionally. To demonstrate my appreciation for this program, I took on the roles of Treasurer and Fundraising Coordinator for the UMLA. These roles enable me to significantly contribute to the growth development of the program that is invested in my own growth and development.
I plan to obtain my Bachelor’s in Finance and Investments at Baruch College and pursue a career in the financial services industry. I’ve demonstrated my passion for finance through the Morgan Stanley Finance Case Study competition where I projected the future earnings of Morgan Stanley’s Institutional Securities group and Wealth Management Business Segments. I’ve also participated in Streetwise Partners at Barclays where I was selected as the Trainee of the Cycle for demonstrating outstanding achievement and improvement throughout the course of the twelve-week program. Streetwise Partners is a program geared towards developing vital skills necessary to excel in the professional environment.
I would not be where I am today if not for organizations such as the UMLA, Streetwise Partners and America Needs You. I also wouldn’t have the knowledge I possess today if not for opportunities like the Morgan Stanley Case Study competition or my internship at iChannel Media where I am conducting competitive analysis research. I know it is my responsibility to give back and help others. To do so, I took on the position of Peer Mentor for the S.E.E.K program at Baruch where I am mentoring 100 incoming S.E.E.K program freshmen throughout their first year as they adjust to college life at Baruch.