I was born in Ukraine and I moved to the United States at the age of ten. I currently attend Rutgers University in New Brunswick, where I am a junior majoring in Finance.
The decision to major in Finance has been quite a journey for me; freshman year I took Microeconomics and the professor had the class play a virtual stock market game. This sparked a strong interest in the financial markets and I became involved in various organizations on campus which amplified my interest. For the first time, I was surrounded with people who shared the same interests as me, and pushed me to gain real experience by applying for internships.
I’ve had the opportunity to move across the country to intern at a telecommunications company where I worked on a multi-functional project in revenue accounting; I also learned a lot about myself professionally. Being very analytical, highly motivated, and enjoying working in fast-paced environment, I see myself thriving in a competitive environment. The intersection of all of my interests points me in the direction of sales and trading and I hope to have the opportunity to gain real experience by interning in the field next summer.