Extending CFS Internship into the Summer

Name: Arthur Horner Year: Sophomore Major(s): Economics, Political Science CFS Class: Business Field Studies Employer: DHR International Working at DHR International I found the work interesting and important, but I would be lying if I said I enjoyed the actual work the best. For me, the people are what is pulling me back to DHR…

Having a Competitive Edge through CFS

Name: Drew DiSerio Year: Junior Major(s): Economics, History Minor(s): Business Institutions Program CFS Class: Business Field Studies Employer: NextGen Growth Partners For my CFS blog I wanted to discuss how unique an opportunity CFS business studies provides while offering course credit. Going into summer internship recruiting, a CFS background is an unparalleled advantage and resume…

Wealth Management Internship: Mesirow Financial

Name: Adam Clark Year: Sophomore Major(s): Economics Minor(s): Transportation and Logistics CFS Class: Business Field Studies Employer: Mesirow Financial This quarter I had the opportunity to intern at Mesirow Financial, a midsized financial service firm based in Chicago. Mesirow has 1,000 employees spread across three divisions: investment banking, wealth advisory, and investment management. The firm…

Experiencing Market Volatility at UBS

Name: Alan Chao Year: Sophomore Major(s): Math, Economics CFS Class: Business Field Studies Employer: UBS Despite my initial interests in other industries, my CFS internship in wealth management provided me with an experience and insights into the financial industry that I greatly value. The markets are experiencing a bout of volatility created by coronavirus that…

Morgan Stanley: A Transfer Student’s Experience

Name: Alec Aragon Year: Sophomore Major(s): Economics Minor(s): Business Institutions Program CFS Class: Business Field Studies Employer: Morgan Stanley A little over a year ago, I was a freshman at Indiana University, studying at The Kelley School of Business. Envisioning my college experience, I expected to be challenged by my school; to be confronted with…

Junior Gains Confidence Through CFS Experience

Name: Alexander Oelsner Year: Junior Major(s): Economics Minor(s): Business Institutions Program CFS Class: Business Field Studies Employer: Summit Trail Advisors CFS has been a great experience, and I think everyone should take advantage of the resources and opportunities provided. I went into the winter quarter having little idea what career path I wanted to take,…

Researching at Cook M&A

Name: Sylvia Wang Year: Sophomore Major(s): Economics, Statistics CFS Class: Business Field Studies Employer: Cook M&A Advisory Services Chicago Field Studies is a great program at Northwestern University. If students participate in this program, they can get credits ranging from 1-4 by studying and interning at firms at the same time. Personally, I found this…

Working Within Two Teams at Goldman Sachs

Name: Cody Gronewold Year: Junior Major(s): Economics Minor(s): Business Institutions Program CFS Class: Business Field Studies Employer: Goldman Sachs CFS is a once in a lifetime opportunity where CFS advisors will unlock the Northwestern network to help students get an internship in the field of their choosing. I have been working at Goldman Sachs &…

Growing Versatile Skillsets at a Startup

Name: Joseph Massey Year: Junior Major(s): Economics, History CFS Class: Business Field Studies Employer: Vous Vitamin What I loved most about my job was how dynamic and adaptable it forced me to be every day. Working at a startup requires you to understand and practice a wide range of skills. New challenges pop up very…

Building Technical Skills at a Digital Marketing Consultancy

Name: Austen Wahl Year: Junior Major(s): Economics, Statistics CFS Class: Business Field Studies Employer: Arcalea Chicago Field Studies has been a great program that has given me very meaningful work experience. Every day I have learned a lot about client interaction, time management, attentiveness to detail, and many other more technical skills. At Arcalea, a…

Networking through Coffee Chats

Name: Naina Mishra Year: Sophomore Major(s): Economics Minor(s): Entrepreneurship, Business Institutions Program CFS Class: Business Field Studies Employer: Goldman Sachs My name is Naina Mishra, and I’m a sophomore studying Economics, Entrepreneurship, and Business Institutions. I was born in Mumbai, and then I lived in Singapore and then Hong Kong before moving to the US…

Learning about the Search Fund Model at Three Pillars Capital

Name: Edward Tao Zhu Year: Sophomore Major(s): Economics Minor(s): Asian Literature & Culture CFS Class: Business Field Studies Employer: Three Pillars Capital This fall quarter I was interning at Three Pillars Capital, a search fund piloted by an ex-military investment banker. It was interesting to learn about the search fund model, which in essence is…