Before Beloit

Attended an all-boys Jesuit Catholic high school which despite being restrictive instilled in me the importance of social justice

Inspired by my sister’s personal experience attending a small liberal arts college in Indiana, I too considered the possibility of attending a small liberal arts college.

Visited Beloit College prior to enrolling and ended up choosing Beloit College.

"I came to Beloit because it felt like anyone could belong and find themselves."

Year 1

Engaged with the wider world through my new found international friendships with other students from Japan, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Argentina, Pakistan, and Senegal.

“The purpose of a liberal arts education is to provide you with a lens with which to view the world in a more educated way. This is advantageous because once you have a broader viewpoint you have a unique perspective of the world, which is something people tend to value more long-term.”
 

Year 2

Enjoyed becoming knowledgeable on global events and issues through Professor Beth Dougherty’s various international relations courses, striving to become a more educated member of society.

Learned from other students by actively seeking out those that did well in particular courses I was struggling with and talking with them.

Took language courses for my international relations major; the summer of my sophomore year I studied abroad in Madrid and attended intensive Spanish courses.

"[Professor Beth Dougherty’s] classes really helped me understand the broader world. I can't think of any specific skills or opportunities, but that isn't always what college is about. Sometimes its just about learning for the sake of learning to become a more educated member of society."

Year 3

Defied the odds and succeeded in Professor Jeff Adams’ "Quantitative Methods for Economics" class

Interned at the Beloit Chamber of Commerce to aid with marketing their industrial recycling program.

Hosted a radio program through Beloit WBCR.

"The most important milestone for me was doing well in Jeff Adams "Quant" class, which qualified me to co-manage Belmark the following year."

Year 4

Enrolled in Professor Jeff Adams’ "Community Redevelopment" course, which fanned my interest in real estate

Authored a paper on the development of the Beloit Inn downtown, which at the time played a major role in revitalizing the downtown area.

Conducted a consulting project for Pax World Funds, a socially responsible mutual fund company, through Belmark during which we hired other students to assist in interviewing existing clients and researching customer demographics.

"My final paper [for Community Redevelopment] was on the development of the Beloit Inn, which at that time played a major role in revitalizing the downtown area - within the campus' own backyard!"

After Beloit

Searched for jobs in finance, consulting or real estate immediately after graduation and due to my experience with Belmark I was hired for a consulting firm called Greenwich Associates.

Returned to business school to transition to real estate, after which I worked as a financial analyst for a company that managed the single largest apartment complex in Manhattan known as Stuyvesant Town, the population of the complex equaling that of Beloit.

Employed currently at L+M Development Partners, a firm that invests in affordable housing primarily in New York City, my job primarily dealing with real estate private equity.

"The project during my senior year at Belmark helped me get that job [at Greenwich Associates] because the project was very similar to the type of work Greenwich does."