Undergraduate Blog / Tag: Finance

Courtship or Business Development?

In business development, the game is like courting, the ancient Victorian Era concept that happened before couples got together. Back then, there were two parties involved: the male courter and the female courtee. In order to win a lady’s affection, men had to woo them, whether through gifts, flowers, romantic horseback riding dates, etc. The…

Austin Fabel

Are There Perks to A Long Commute?

The daily commute to the workplace; often mind-numbing, grueling, and monotonous. Driving 36 miles – each way – is extreme, but sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic can make it that much worse. Originally, I assumed listening to music on a playlist or radio station would make for a less stressful commute. However, that grew ancient very…

Calvin Wang

Flexibility and Breaking the Mold

I work at a financial consulting firm. Stereotypically, you would imagine a bunch of serious men and women, dressed in suits, 3 espressos deep, and crunching some ridiculous formulas into Excel. I’m here to tell you that a position in finance does not have to be that way. As an interpersonal, extroverted person, I am…

Austin Fabel

The Big Switch

Farewell Stetson Real Estate; hello Greiner-Maltz. In an unbelievable – and unexpected – change of events, I was granted the privilege and opportunity to join a firm in the commercial real estate sector. My true calling. Following a one-month tenure of utilizing quantitative metrics to value residential properties, I have now begun to gain complementary…

Entering the World of Finance

I had no idea how much I didn’t know. I’ve only been working at IGP for a couple of weeks but in this short time, I have learned so much about financial instruments, vehicles, strategies, institutions, and markets that I never could have imagined how much I did not know. Now, reflecting back on my…

Austin Fabel

From Field to Office

I believe there is a direct correlation between participating in college athletics and the impact it can have on internships when coupled with learnings gained in the classroom. While it is undoubtedly true that I have begun to put my academic skills to great use as a Summer Valuation Analyst, it is the lessons, experiences,…

Calvin Wang

My Goals to Succeed as a Financial Consultant

This summer, I will be interning as a financial analyst at a consulting firm specializing in deals, litigations, and transactions that merge finance and economics. CrowninShield Financial Research was founded by Babson finance professor Steven Feinstein and has served as the leading financial consultant to a number of large securities litigations firms over the years.…

Austin Fabel

The Beginning to My Journey

The first week is in the books; more specifically, my internship experience at Stetson Real Estate (http://www.stetsonrealestate.com/) is officially underway. Titled as a Summer Valuation Analyst, my overall responsibility is to build financial and graphical models in order to quantitatively assess the value of residential and commercial properties throughout Westchester County, New York. Over the…

Peer Career Ambassadors

“Brainteasers:” Are They Accurate Representations of Intelligence or Success on the Job?

This blog will discuss the significance of brainteasers in interviews and how to beat them as well as tough interview questions.   This post was written by Shun Ping Huang ’17, CCD Peer Career Ambassador. Brainteasers are defined as puzzles or problems whose solution require thought, unconventional thinking, and lateral thinking. Examples of common brainteasers…

Caroline Hayes

Don’t forget the “Thank You”!

The campus recruiting cycle is in full swing right now with interviews.  Since early September, students have been polishing their resumes & cover letters, attending every employer event that has come to campus, networking as hard as they can and finally….. land an interview!  I have seen so many students this semester work extremely hard…