Dominique DeRubeis ’18 will join J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. in New York City as a technology analyst intern this summer, using her double major in computer science and economics to explore the nexus of finance and technology.
DeRubeis, who was initially connected to J.P. Morgan Chase through the Colleges’ annual Finance Experience trip, says her robust academic and extracurricular experiences at HWS have been instrumental in guiding her professional ambitions.
“I’m excited for this summer at J.P. Morgan Chase because of the innovation that’s taking place at the company,” says DeRubeis. “My experiences at HWS have moved me toward immersion in the sciences and the humanities, making me both a better writer and thinker.”
A finalist in the 2017 Stu Lieblein ’90 Pitch Contest along with project collaborator Angel Salas-España ’17, DeRubeis says her experience in the entrepreneurial contest was significant in preparing her to clearly set her aspirations and communicate her work effectively. Their proposal, Rabit Microfinance Initiative, would provide microloans to refugees in Jordan’s Zaatari camp with the option of financing according to Islamic banking standards.
This spring, DeRubeis was on the winning team of the HWS Hackathon and participated in the Simon Business School at the University of Rochester’s Early Leader Case Competition. Along with Arsalan Haider ’18 and Richie Ramrati ’18 – both computer science majors (pictured above) – she attended WECode, the largest student-run conference focused on women in computer science.
“WECode showed how people could use their technological knowledge to bring changes to the community and that is powerful,” says DeRubeis, who notes her favorite tech talk was led by Professor of Computer Science Practice and Chief Technology Officer of Harvard’s Paulson School of Engineering James Waldo, who spoke about technology in government, politics and legislation.
In light of their experience, in March, DeRubeis, Haider and Ramrati gave a presentation on campus about careers in technology.
During the summer of 2016, DeRubies was a technical writing intern with Sea Street Technologies in Boston. On campus, she works for IT Services and the Office of Communications. She co-founded a student chapter of Peace Action New York State with Colleen Moore ’16, serving as the chapter’s president. She has coordinated this year’s three Days of Service and serves on the Budget Allocations Committee.