Peers + Careers (Accounting & Finance)

Are you a first-year or sophomore student who is curious about what a career in ACCOUNTING & FINANCE might look like? Are you interested in learning about activities and strategies you can undertake in college to help you be better prepared for full-time recruitment? Then come to this unique event where seniors who are paving the way are eager to share their own journeys, tips and techniques with you.

Date: Thursday, Nov 8
Time: 12:20 – 1:00pm
Where: Founders Room, Bauer Center North
Lunch Provided: Absolutely!

PS – there is an event just like this for EVERY interest cluster, so register for as many events as are interesting to you!

Confirmed Panelists:
- Roma Forest
- Maddie Geary
- Maya Gutierrez
- Carly Keeney
- Blaze Li
- Sylvan Zhang

Roma Forest is from Guadalupe, California pursuing her Bachelor’s in Economics and Master’s in Finance. On campus, Roma is a BMGI/Michael Larson Research Fellow for the FEI and the CEO for the Student Investment Fund. Roma is also a Girls Who Invest scholar and has interned at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation as an investments analyst and at Bank of America as an investment banking analyst. After graduation, she will be joining Capital Group’s IGIR team as a generalist research analyst for the firm’s investment professionals.

Maddie Geary is a senior from the Bay Area studying government and economics at CMC. Outside of academics, she is on the lacrosse team and works at Career Services. Maddie spent the summer going into her sophomore year in Beijing and split her time between improving her Chinese and completing a consulting internship. After sophomore year, she interned at Cantor Fitzgerald in New York City and rotated through three divisions: Sales & Trading, Research Sales, and Compliance. Last summer, Maddie worked at Cowen as a Healthcare summer analyst in SF and will be returning to upon graduation.

Maya Gutierrez is originally from Millbrae, California. At CMC, she is studying Economics with a minor in Computer Science. During the summer between sophomore and junior year, Maya participated in a diversity program called Girls Who Invest, which introduced her to the asset management industry. Through this program, she was able to study finance at Wharton School of Business and finish the summer interning at PGIM. The next summer, Maya returned to PGIM to work in their commercial real estate investing group. On campus, Maya is on the board of Claremont Women in Business club, as well as, the Commercial Real Estate Club. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and has started pursuing golf. After graduating, Maya plans to return to the Bay Area to continue her career in commercial real estate investing at PGIM Real Estate.

Carly Keeney is a senior at CMC from San Diego and currently majors in economics-accounting and math. She is on the CMS Women's Lacrosse team and works at Career Services. During her time at CMC she interned at Emerald Expositions in their accounting department, as well as PricewaterhouseCoopers. She will be returning to PwC next fall in Irvine.

Blaze Li is a senior from Guangzhou, China dual majoring in Economics and History. During his time at CMC, he has been involved in the Claremont Consulting Group, the Student Investment Fund, and an A Capella Group. During his sophomore summer, he interned at St. Cloud Capital, a lower middle market mezzanine fund based in Westwood. This past summer, he interned at Goldman Sachs on the Corporate Structured Finance, and Trade & Transportation groups within the investment banking division and will be returning full time. In his free time, he enjoys reading, watching sports, and spending quality time with his friends.

Sylvan Zhang is born and raised in Shenzhen, a beautiful coastal city in China. He went to high school in Birmingham, Alabama, and now studies Economics at CMC. His favorite class is macroeconomics taught by Professor Shelton, which provided him with a framework to connect the dots among the market events. He plays relaxed basketball and spends hours on watching TV series while running on the treadmill. He is returning to J.P.Morgan as an analyst in the Markets Division (Sales and Trading). He also had internship experiences in venture capital and tech startup. Eventually, he wants to be a social entrepreneur.

Thursday, November 8 at 12:20pm to 1:00pm

Bauer Center North, CMC, Founders, 500 E 9th St, Claremont, CA 91711, USA

Event Type

Career Services, Center for Student Opportunity

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