At J.P. Morgan Chase this summer, Olivia Cargian ’18, Dominique DeRubeis ’18 and Elizabeth Weingast ’18 will explore investment banking, strategic execution and the innovative technologies that make these practices possible in the 21st century.
While interning last summer at the Chicago-based firm William Blair, Cargian discovered a passion for investment banking, “specifically how businesses work and how investment bankers can help those businesses develop,” she explains.
During the annual New York City Finance Experience— facilitated by the Salisbury Center for Career, Professional and Experiential Education — Cargian and her HWS classmates were able to “see top financial services companies firsthand and…to network with important alumni and alumnae,” she recalls. “It also provided great insight into each firm’s culture that helped me see where I would fit best in my own career.”
This summer at J.P. Morgan Chase, the economics and history double major is excited “to support and grow businesses” while applying “the knowledge about the economy and world markets that I have learned from my economics coursework.”
DeRubeis, who also connected with J.P. Morgan Chase through the Finance Experience, will serve as a technology analyst intern, using her double major in computer science and economics to probe the nexus of finance and technology.
“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 instrumental preparation in defining her aspirations and communicating 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.
Weingast, an economics and math double major and a 2016 Pitch finalist, will serve as an intern on the Strategic Execution Team at J.P. Morgan Chase.
During a 2016 internship with the wealth management firm Bridgewater in Washington, D.C., where Steve Schuler ’82 serves as chief investment officer, Weingast “was working with a small investment team [where] everything was very hands on and I was involved in a lot. I loved how client orientated and client focused my internship with Bridgewater last summer was. Because of this, I knew I was interested in investment banking but I also knew I loved the client side of the business.”
Cargian, DeRubeis and Weingast are the latest in a long line of HWS students who have interned at major Wall Street institutions, including J.P. Morgan Chase, which alone employs more than 40 HWS alums.