I am currently a sophomore at Baruch College working towards a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a focus in Finance. It was through an introductory business course that I first became interested in becoming a financial analyst. In this class, I completed a group project where I researched and evaluated the financial information of the Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. and wrote a report analyzing the company’s performance, and giving recommendations for possible improvements.
Recently, I interned in the NYC Administration for Children’s Services, a New York City agency that promotes and helps protect the safety and well-being of NYC children and youth. During my internship, I conducted research by communicating with various companies via email or phone to gather information on their services. I have been involved in several projects, one of which included organizing confidential documentations for the Deputy Commissioner of the Office and Coordination of Services. I created an excel spreadsheet for the staff to easily locate and track confidential documents. I developed a written report to streamline data and important documents pertaining to confidential matters. Moreover, I worked collaboratively in a group of four to edit proposals and reviews involving child welfare issues.
Through the New York Fellows Program, I would like to master skills that can prepare me for my future career such as leadership, communication, and networking skills. I also hope to learn skills that will help me effectively research internships within the finance sector, and get a better understanding of the atmosphere and working environment in finance. Most importantly, I look forward to working closely with my Mentor Coach, other Fellows, and the America Needs You staff.