Cecilia '25

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Whitman School of Management

Major: Finance and Business Analytics

Describe your Syracuse experience in a couple of sentences.
My Syracuse experience so far has been supportive, balanced and fulfilling. I couldn’t imagine where I would be without the help from my professors and friends here on campus.

How is Whitman preparing you for your future career?
Whitman has created a supportive environment that pushes students to show up as their best selves every day and challenge themselves in the classroom. Outside events and extracurriculars that Whitman holds encourage developing interest in certain career paths and learning more outside the classroom.

What are your plans after graduation?
My plans after graduation include moving to a larger city and pursuing a career in financial services or sales and trading.

How has your involvement with any organizations/extracurriculars impacted you?
My involvement in extracurriculars has developed my personal and career interests and broadened my Whitman network. Being on the executive board of the Pulp Marketing Club starting my freshman year, I gained a sense of leadership and belonging. Working on that team allowed me to share my thoughts, work with others effectively, and see the effects of our hard work in action. Being a part of Greek life on campus has impacted me socially as I found forever friends who support me and my endeavors. Getting involved with philanthropy and service through Greek life has added value to my Syracuse experience. This past year, I have also gotten involved in Camp Kesem at Syracuse which supports children impacted by a parent’s cancer. Being a part of the fundraising committee for my sophomore year meant a lot to me as I hold great value for philanthropy and have personal connections to the organization. Lastly, Investment Club allowed me to connect with others who share similar career interests.

Have you performed any internships and how has that impacted you?
In the Summer of 2023, I assisted Five Star Bank in Rochester, NY as a Wealth Management Associate. In this role, I have gained opportunities to network and learn from experienced professionals.

What has been your favorite Syracuse experience so far?
My favorite Syracuse Experience was the Whitman on Wall Street Career Exploration Trip in January of 2023. Being chosen to attend this experience was an honor and it allowed me to connect further with Whitman alumni, the amazing Whitman Career Center, and my peers. Through this experience, we visited firms in NYC and learned about different sectors within finance. Discovering the diverse opportunities within finance was inspiring and insightful as I walked out of the experience with a more fine-tuned career path.

How has donor generosity impacted your time at Syracuse?
Donor generosity has helped me attend New York City on the Whitman on Wall Street Career Exploration Trip. The Dean’s Fund at Whitman funds many exploration trips to help students like me learn more about career opportunities, travel to see these careers in action and make valuable connections with Syracuse alumni. After this experience, I am now able to better shape the rest of my time at Syracuse and focus on the career path that I feel most passionate about. This experience also increased my confidence in networking settings and showed me how deep and supportive the Whitman network truly is.

Why do you think giving is important?
I think giving is important because it allows others to gain opportunities that they otherwise might not achieve.

What does it mean to you to be Orange?
To me, being Orange is being spirited and working hard while also enjoying oneself. Through my extracurricular involvement and classes at Whitman, I have learned to create this balance to make my experience the best it can be. I also believe being Orange means supporting your peers and their endeavors. Embracing a supportive environment through celebrating others’ successes is a big part of being Orange.

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