Can you start solidifying your career path as a first-year college student? Nick Andrade ’22 proves that with Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management connections and resources, it certainly is possible.
Andrade, a double major in finance and accounting, is looking forward to the summer, as he will be serving as a sales and trading analyst intern at Citigroup in New York City. “As a sales and trading intern, I’ll get to learn about how a variety of asset classes—equities, credit currencies and commodities—in global markets are traded daily. It’s an extremely fast-paced, competitive environment, and the opportunity to learn is endless,” says Andrade.
“I wanted to do whatever I could to stand out among other candidates when it came time to apply for my internship junior year. The Whitman Career Center has always helped me polish and format my resume and cover letters and prepared me for interviews, too,” shares Andrade.
Organizations at the Whitman School have helped Andrade along the way, as well. He is a member of the business fraternity, Delta Sigma Pi (DSP), and credits other members for being a source of support and encouragement. Andrade says, “Everyone in DSP always talks about how valuable it is to grow your professional network. That gave me the idea to reach out to DSP alumni at firms I was interested in, and that helped me a lot.”
Andrade also has taken advantage of other Whitman opportunities, such as experiential learning trips. These trips to New York City are offered to students several times a year and allow them to network and connect with Syracuse University alumni in their field. “I give a lot of credit to the Whitman Career Center for helping me land my upcoming internship at Citi,” says Andrade. “The experiential learning trip allowed me to make connections with alumni that eventually helped me at Citi throughout the recruiting and interviewing process.”
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