Cole Bardawill ’18 has landed a coveted seat working as a summer analyst at Goldman Sachs, a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm.
“Goldman Sachs’ reputation in the finance world needs no introduction,” says Bardawill, an economics major and international relations minor. “I am extremely excited to have the opportunity to intern at Goldman Sachs; it’s an incredible way to start a career in finance.”
As an analyst on the Derivative Settlements group, Bardawill will work on the Commodity Settlements team in Salt Lake City, which deals with natural gas and power, with its largest focus on the allocation of physical natural gas.
Bardawill notes that Thomas Smith P’18 and Scott Ghiraldi ’10, of Goldman Sachs, were “paramount” in helping him prepare for the intensive interview process required to land the position. Both Smith and Ghiraldi participate in HWS’ annual “NYC Finance Experience Program” led by the Salisbury Center for Career Services and Experiential Education.
In addition to receiving the guidance of HWS alums and parents, Bardawill says his work and athletic experiences as an HWS student have been essential in developing the skillset needed to take on this position.
Bardawill spent last summer working in the Colleges’ business office, where he got hands-on experience working with the financial statements of the school’s endowment. “It gave me an introduction into how a large portfolio is put together,” Bardawill explains. “It gave me an opportunity to understand how and what different mutual and private equity funds invest in.”
Bardawill has also worked in the Office of Admissions, which he says has helped advance his communications skills through presenting in front of prospective students. A member of the Hobart lacrosse team, Bardawill says balancing academics with athletics has been beneficial for “developing a work ethic, time management and leadership competencies.”