Class of 2016
Majors: Finance, Real Estate
Minor: Global Political Economy
Hometown: Smithtown, New York
Giuseppe Castelli is used to working with money—in fact, it’s not unusual for him to handle millions of dollars every day. As a junior analyst in Whitman’s Orange Value Fund, an elite training program that requires students to manage a portfolio of nearly $4 million, Giuseppe has gained a wealth of experience managing investments.
When he’s not working with the Orange Value Fund, a commitment that often requires as many hours in a week as a full-time job, Giuseppe uses his financial management skills as the president of the Syracuse University Investment Club. Under Giuseppe’s leadership, this student organization manages a $150,000 hedge fund, investing in various industries and equities to grow the portfolio. At SU, he is also a brother of Delta Tau Delta fraternity and an active member of the Catholic community.
These experiences have provided Giuseppe with an expertise in finance that allowed him to secure an internship last summer as an analyst with General Electric’s Financial Management Program. In this role, he worked on financial planning and analysis projects tied to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. This summer, Giuseppe has secured an internship as a global markets analyst with Citi, a role that he hopes will lead to a full-time position in Citi’s Sales and Trading program following graduation.
Giuseppe credits much of his success to the help that he has received from Whitman Career Services during his time at SU, and specifically Michael LaMarche, who he said has been willing to answer his questions any time of day. “For all they’ve done, I hope to give back to Whitman Career Services in any ways I can, both before and after graduation,” he said. Additionally, Giuseppe said that networking at financial institutions during the Whitman on Wall Street trip, which he attended his sophomore year, provided him with exposure to alumni who helped him secure multiple interviews the following year.
In addition to the many opportunities for professional and academic achievements that he has experienced here, Giuseppe said that the school’s atmosphere was one of his driving factors in choosing to attend SU. He said, “After having visited campus and seeing the abundant school spirit, I knew Syracuse was the right place for me.”