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Hobart to Wells Fargo

Hobart junior Nicholas Henkin ’12 spent his summer interning at Wells Fargo. An economics major with minors in health professions and Spanish, he was involved in updating portfolio exposures for private equity firms, renewing solicitation and renewal letters, relaying data on prospective clients, and reconfiguring policy comparisons.

“Being at Wells Fargo has given me insight as to what I want to do with my life,” says the Bedminster, N.J., native. “It’s always tough to ask yourself, ‘What do I want to do for the rest of my life?’ without truly experiencing different areas of interest. More than anything, this internship has helped me figure out what I want to do down the road.”

He learned of the opportunity by searching online for local internships in the metro area and credits his studies at HWS for equipping him with the tools necessary to succeed. Last year, he took a microeconomic theory class with Professor of Economics Geoffrey Gilbert where he learned how to analyze market mechanisms that establish relative prices amongst goods and services.

“I also learned the patterns of supply and demand and the determination of output in individual markets. All of this has helped me understand the process of private equity firms and how they go about determining market share on a day to day basis,” he explains.

On campus, Henkin is a brother in the Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity as well as a member of the Hobart Club Hockey and Hobart Club Lacrosse teams. He will work as a career assistant this upcoming year for the Salisbury Center for Career Services, aiding other students in their career development.