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Wang Wenruo

Success at IHS Markit

Thriving at the leading global financial information services company IHS Markit, Wenruo Wang ’16 serves as a product management associate for index business development throughout greater China at the firm’s office in Hong Kong.

Wang, who graduated from HWS with an economics major and a minor in political science, explains she “helps Asian bond market investors understand the opportunities and risks in those markets, and introduces them to IHS Markit datasets and tools that they can use to manage those investments.”

Wang is one of IHS Markit’s 13,000 employees, including many HWS graduates, who have made the company a leader in providing information and analysis to more than 80 percent of the Fortune 500 companies spanning a broad range of industries. She traces her success at the company — where Adam Kansler ’90 is president of financial services and HWS Trustee Calvin R. “Chip” Carver Jr. ’81 served for years as a managing director and co-head of information — to the support and opportunities she discovered during her time at HWS.

From creating her application materials, to networking with the many alums in the financial services industry, to gaining professional skills through internship experience, Wang worked with members of the HWS faculty, staff and Career network throughout her four years to prepare her for her current role at IHS Markit.

Through the Salisbury Center for Career, Professional and Experiential Education, she connected with alums like Kansler, who mentored Wang, as well as with businesses in Geneva, where she was able to develop experience during the academic year that helped her land a job at IHS Markit.

“In my ‘Urban Economics’ class, we visited Vere Sandal Company in Geneva,” says Wang, who held an internship at the company in 2016.

Wang welcomes the opportunity to mentor current students in the same ways she received guidance for her career path. “Our alums have given so much to me,” she says. “I want to give in return.”

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