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What leadership roles or volunteer experiences have been important to you during your time at Maryland?
There have been a number of leadership and involvement experiences that have changed my life during my time at Maryland. A few notable examples were my involvement as an executive board member for the Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honors Society, my time as a student consultant for a NPO client through the Center of Social Value Creation's "Change the World" Program, and as a member of the Robert H. Smith School of Business' Lemma Senbet Fund, helping manage $900,000 of the school's endowment. However, my most important leadership role came as the President of the Finance, Banking & Investment Society, leading an organization with over 90 dues-paying members that focuses on professional development for students interested in career paths in the financial services industry.
What is your major, minor, class and graduation year?
Graduation Year: December 2015
What is your Hometown?
Tell us about your favorite class, extracurricular activity, academic opportunity, community involvement or another unique experience.
My favorite academic opportunity/class at the University of Maryland was the Lemma Senbet Fund. The Senbet Fund is a one-year program, with a 3-credit class each semester, that focuses on building the skillsets of finance majors by providing the real-world opportunity of managing over $900,000 of assets. The program is competitively selected of students with senior credit standing, and has weekly round-table discussions of investment ideas and risk management by 12 students and a faculty advisor.
The Senbet Fund had a direct impact on my career trajectory by teaching me about the world of stock investing and asset management, allowing me to interview and earn my role at Point72 Asset Management, an $11bn long/short equity hedge fund.