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Two Join Credit Suisse

Sean Bright ’17 and Theresa Lohr ’18 recently landed coveted summer analyst internship positions at Credit Suisse in New York City. The internships will provide classroom and hands-on training from the company’s senior-level representatives and experts across the industry, preparing Bright and Lohr for the demands of a full-time position in the financial sector.

Returning for his second summer as a Credit Suisse intern, Bright will work with investment banking analysts, assisting the team on the execution of live transactions as well as the creation of pitch materials. Bright says his position has “more responsibility and higher expectations” than last summer.

“Finance and investment banking, in particular, are both complex and dynamic,” says Bright. “As a result, sometimes it seems as if the more you learn, the more you realize how little you know. The chance to work with people who are far more talented and experienced is both a tremendous learning opportunity and incredibly motivating.”

Bright is an economics major with minors in mathematics, international relations and history. He is a member of the Hobart football team, an Economics Teaching Fellow, recipient of the Dr. Arnold Cohen Phi Beta Kappa Book Research Prize, and was appointed to Orange Key.

Lohr, who says she’s “eager to learn and exited to join the members of Credit Suisse,” will work in the Financial Institutions sector with a range of analysts, associates, vice presidents, and managing directors.

“From this internship experience, I hope to gain knowledge of and a firsthand involvement in the investment-banking sector of finance,” says Lohr, a mathematics major. “I look forward to acquiring new skills as well as enhancing previous ones while working closely with members of the bank.”

Lohr is a member of the William Smith soccer team and a representative of CORE, an athletic leadership program offered on campus.

Both Bright and Lohr thank the staff at the Salisbury Center for Career, Professional and Experiential Education for connecting them with HWS Trustee Craig Stine ’81, P’17, executive vice chair of the Global Financial Institutions Group at Credit Suisse.

“The opportunity Mr. Stine gave me last summer was incredible, but beyond that, his advice and guidance have been tremendously beneficial,” says Bright, who also received mentorship from Marco Ronning ’15, an analyst with Credit Suisse.

In addition to the mentorship she’s received from Stine, Lohr was grateful to participate in the NYC Finance Experience trip offered by the Salisbury Center in January.