Equity Sales and Trading, Wells Fargo Securities
New York, NY
B.A., Economics, Wake Forest University
What led you to start your career with Wells Fargo?
I would not have guessed that I would have the career I have now if you’d asked me at the beginning of college. During my sophomore year, I heard about a Diversity Summit hosted by Wells Fargo Securities, and decided to apply. At the conference, I was amazed at how little I knew about investment banking and sales & trading, and my passion for learning new things drove me to research key topics from the summit. I read everything I could about finance, and also made an effort to stay connected to those I met at the summit.
I saw a career with Wells Fargo Securities as a great opportunity to learn and grow. I was able to secure an internship as an analyst for the summer between my junior and senior year of school, and was thrilled to join the Equity Sales and Trading team as a full time analyst after I graduated.
What do you enjoy about your current role?
My main job is to serve as a liaison between our research analysts and our clients. I try to package the research produced by Wells Fargo Securities in a way that my clients will appreciate and find valuable, which in turn generates business and strengthens Wells Fargo’s relationships. It’s a unique opportunity to meet with some of the smartest people on Wall Street as well as corporate-level management teams — the networking aspect of my job is incredible, and I’m still learning new things every day. I’m not sure where my career will take me next, but I’m glad that I started with Wells Fargo.
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