As they begin their internships at HSBC Bank in Manhattan this summer, Justin Ferreira ’18, Taylor Mancini ’19 and Dylan Quay ’18 have the opportunity to put their economics skills to work for one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organizations.
As global markets summer analysts, the trio will focus on sales and trading at HSBC, where during the 10-week program they will explore the company’s global markets division, assist traders and sales personnel and develop group projects with their fellow interns.
“HSBC is a multinational bank that has a huge presence in both the U.S. and overseas, so my economics and international relations background help me understand both the markets and also how the political relations between countries can affect the markets,” says Ferreira.
Mancini, an economics and mathematics double major, has also delved into global markets in her coursework and is looking forward to applying that knowledge and “my critical thinking and quantitative reasoning skills. I am excited to join HSBC team this summer to explore and learn specifically about the global markets and the day-to-day nuances of the financial markets,” she says.
For Quay, an economics major and history and environmental studies double minor, the HSBC internship offers a unique opportunity to see macroeconomics and macro policy in practice and, in working with clients, “to understand a business, its institutional clients, how corporate capital works.”
While the internship program ends in August, successful interns are eligible for consideration in the HSBC’s training program, possibly leading to employment.
“My goal is to work as hard as possible during these 10 weeks and land a spot in the graduate program,” says Ferreira. In the meantime, he says, he is looking forward to the excitement of the trading floor and the prospect of working with many members of the HWS community employed at HSBC. “I cannot wait to work on a project with alums, since they have helped me throughout the interview process and continue to help me leading up to the internship. Their help has been instrumental in the progress I have made since September to now.”
For years, through the Salisbury Center for Career, Professional and Experiential Education, HWS parents and graduates employed at HSBC — including Christopher Martin ’82, Greg Pierce ’85, Dennis Bakos ’91, Patrick Mueller ’99, Chris Peters P’19, Jason Merritt ’09, Greg Ciciola ’12 and Jessica Tarantino ’12 — have engaged with students and assisted them in preparing for future internship and career opportunities.