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Students Join J.P. Morgan

Four HWS students will head to Wall Street this summer to kick off their employment with J.P. Morgan, one of the world’s leading and most prestigious financial firms. Soon-to-be alums Dominic Carazza ’15 and Cat Gorman ’15 have been hired as full-time analysts with J.P. Morgan, while Justin Partyka ’16 and Ali Ware ’16 will begin coveted and highly competitive summer internships.

Joining the ranks of many distinguished HWS alumni and alumnae in finance, Carazza and Gorman will commence their service with J.P. Morgan in the Diversified Industries group. Carazza and Gorman have been hired as investment banking analyst and junior analyst, respectively. Partyka and Ware will intern as investment banking summer analysts.

At HWS, Gorman, for example, first connected with J.P. Morgan during her sophomore year when she participated in the Colleges’ career-focused Finance Experience trip in New York City. Following the widely-popular networking opportunity, Gorman was offered interviews with J.P. Morgan, landing back-to-back summer internships.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my past two summers interning for the company and have learned an incredible amount,” says Gorman, an economics major. “It is the best company I could possibly imagine working for and it puts me in an amazing position to start off my career. I will be in one of the most competitive programs out there for Investment Banking and I know this will help me excel to the best of my abilities.”

At the Colleges, Gorman serves as co-captain of the William Smith club lacrosse team, and is a student worker in The Salisbury Center for Career, Professional and Experiential Education; and in the Office of Admissions.

As the students prepare themselves for the finance industry, they credit The Salisbury Center and the Office of Admissions for facilitating the opportunities to connect with J.P. Morgan, including guidance from Vice President of Enrollment and Dean of Admissions Bob Murphy HON’06, Director of the Salisbury Center Brandi Ferrara, and Jackie Doyle P’14, P’19, associate director of employer development at the Salisbury Center.

Like Gorman, Carazza also interned with J.P. Morgan last summer. Carazza will be covering industrial, aerospace, defense, automotive and several other types of companies in his new role. He will be responsible for helping companies improve their financials, profitability and stability.

“The firm operates with the upmost respect and I greatly admire the leadership there,” says Carazza, a double major in economics and English.

In addition to his passion for finance, Carazza also is involved in the Investment Club, Omicron Delta Epsilon (economics honor society), and works for Admissions. He is the past president of the Delta Chi Fraternity.

As interns, Partyka and Ware will conduct valuation analyses using various methodologies, build detailed financial models to evaluate performance under various operating scenarios, prepare presentation materials for use in client meetings, participate in all stages of transaction executions and coordinate efforts with Investment Bank employees.

“I knew I wanted to test the waters of investment banking,” says Ware, an international relations and economics double major with a keen interest in finance. “It is an incredible opportunity to intern with J.P. Morgan this summer.”

At HWS, Ware is an Economics Teaching Fellow, a member of the HWS Alpine Ski Team and is a member of the Laurel Society.

Partyka is enrolled in the Colleges’ highly specialized “3/2” joint degree program in engineering with the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College. Following the completion of the program, Partyka will earn degrees in economics and physics from HWS, while graduating with a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Dartmouth.

“Given my quantitative and liberal arts background, I wanted to work for an influential company where I could leverage the skill set that I’ve developed in college to make a true impact in the world,” says Partyka, who has participated in the HWS Finance Experience trip. “As a member of the investment banking team at J.P. Morgan, I will certainly put my background to good use, while having a real impact on companies in their pursuit of success.”

At the Colleges, Partyka is a member of the award-winning NASA-HWS Spectroscopy team and served as a resident assistant (RA). He plays club baseball and intramural ice hockey.