Feeling Welcomed at Cook M&A

Name: Sarah Sbar Year: Sophomore Major(s): Economics, English Minor(s): Business Institutions Program CFS Class: Business Field Studies Employer: Cook M&A Advisory Services This winter, I worked at Cook M&A Advisory Services as an M&A Research Analyst, and I had an amazing experience. At Cook M&A, I had the opportunity to lead my own projects, and…

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…

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…

Navigating Shifting Economic Landscapes

Name: James Woodworth Year: Sophomore Major(s): Industrial Engineering CFS Class: Business Field Studies Employer: CORE Industrial Partners I can’t imagine a better time to have taken CFS than this quarter. I’ve found that life on Northwestern campus can often be isolated from the real world. In many ways, we live in a bubble. While outside…

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…

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…

Christopher Gets Hands-On Experience in Investment Banking

Name: Christopher Becker Year: Sophomore Major(s): Economics and Mathematics Minor: Business Institutions and Latin CFS Class: Field Studies in the Humanities Employer: Dresner Partners This quarter, I am interning at Dresner Partners, a boutique investment bank in Chicago that primarily handles sell-side transactions of middle market firms in the industrial, consumer, and healthcare industries. When…

Aneesha Invested her Quarter in Investment Banking

Name: Aneesha Pidara Year: Sophomore Major: Economics Minor(s): Business Institutions, Computer Science CFS Class: Business Field Studies Employer: Piper Jaffray This winter I have been grateful to learn about investment banking through my internship at Piper Jaffray. I really enjoyed diving into Debt Capital Markets and understanding what it means to invest in debt. In…

A Satisfying Internship at Goldman Sachs

Name: Jeff Hirsh Year: Sophomore Major: Economics Minor: BIP CFS Class: Business Field Studies Employer: Goldman Sachs I work in the Private Wealth Management Division of Goldman Sachs. The thing to be aware of is that, while there are four interns at GS, each person gets a different experience based on the team(s) they are…

Going Farther Than Just an Internship at Tyree & D’Angelo Partners

Name: Abdul Haadi Moochhala Year: Sophomore Major: Economics CFS Class: Business Field Studies Employer: Tyree & D’Angelo Partners My time interning at Tyree & D’Angelo Partners (TDP) has been extremely fulfilling so far. It is a small office, only around 5 first or second year Analysts, 4 principals and 2 partners. They are a growing…