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#WhitmanWatch: Carl MacEwen ’19

#WhitmanWatch: Carl MacEwen ’19

Hometown: Somerset, New Jersey
Majors: Finance and Accounting
Of note: Carl is a certified scuba diver.

Carl MacEwen remembers touring the Martin J. Whitman School of Management’s Ballentine Investment Center while he was in high school and learning about Whitman alumni working on Wall Street. That’s when he knew he wanted to study finance and accounting at Whitman.

MacEwen’s mother worked two jobs after leaving the military. She modeled a work ethic for MacEwen that he says has helped him forge ahead in realizing his goals. He looks up to her and tries to emulate her value of hard work and her caring and compassion for others.

He practices the lessons for success that he learned from his mom and has already accepted a full-time job offer to work in Citigroup’s Markets Division, where he interned last summer. His dream is to build a lasting career on Wall Street—a goal he’s chasing with the help of his financial modeling classes and the Orange Value Fund. Getting certified in Excel bolstered his skillset, and Whitman alumni have mentored him throughout his time as a student.

“The people and faculty at Whitman are truly invested in your success,” he says. “The friends and mentors I have made through Whitman will no doubt last a lifetime and I am very thankful for that.”

Because he is biracial, MacEwen says diversity in business has a heightened meaning for him. Long term, he wants to help banks like Citi develop diversity movements and empower more people of color to rise in the business world. As a senior, MacEwen is well versed on the value of Whitman and, accordingly, he offers advice to students who are making their way.

“Use the alumni network, as it is one of the most powerful tools you have as a Whitman student,” he says. “And get involved in all the great extracurricular opportunities Whitman offers. Your network of connections and experiences outside of the classroom are what will land you a job.”

Alison Kessler

Alison Kessler is the alumni publications and outreach manager at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University. She has amassed more than 20 years of experience in integrated marketing communications in the corporate, agency, not-for-profit, higher education and government sectors. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and mass communication and psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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