I was doing analysis on expanding capital for a company, so I really got to put my knowledge to use.
"I think Residential Colleges build community and being part of one helped my transition to Bucknell. They really help you develop and bond with your hall-mates because you're all involved in the same classes and activities. I'm still very close with the people from my Residential College – Languages & Cultures. And having a Junior Fellow – upperclass students who have been through the program – is great because they also play a big part in helping students transition. It's why I decided to become a Junior Fellow. It was a great experience for me. I loved serving as a mentor for new students.
"I interned with a financial consulting group in Shenzhen, China, last summer. I was doing analysis on expanding capital for a company, so I really got to put my knowledge to use. I was part of a program created by UBS Wealth Management that helps prospective employees get to know the company better. Company directors and current employees would come and talk to us about what makes UBS distinct and how their particular branch functioned. We also worked as a team on a very realistic case analysis to determine what financial strategies to use to actually manage a client's money and gain a certain profit.
"Corporate Finance is one of the most interesting classes I've taken. We are learning how to look at a company's financial statement and determine if it is growing or what problems it's facing. I think that kind of learning is very important for when you get to work. It gives you a lot of real world experience and knowledge like my summer experiences did."
Kelly is from Shenzhen, China.
Posted November 4, 2013