Kaleb Boyl ’21 has secured a summer internship with William Blair, a global investment banking and wealth management firm headquartered in Chicago.
An economics major and entrepreneurial studies minor, Boyl was introduced to the firm by the staff at the Salisbury Center for Career, Professional and Experiential Education, who connected him with William Blair partner and wealth advisor Robert Fix P’15, P’17. His seven-week internship in private wealth management begins in June.
A course in international macroeconomics with his adviser, Assistant Professor H. Evren Damar, provided Boyl with knowledge of how foreign economies influence aspects of the U.S. economy, while corporation finance and accounting classes with Assistant Professor of Economics Warren Hamilton enabled him to develop a greater understanding of valuation and strengthened his ability to analyze a firm through its financials.
Boyl, who plays on the Hobart lacrosse team, has taken advantage of several of the Colleges’ finance-based programs, such as Pillars of Wall Street — a financial modeling training session designed to provide the fundamental skills necessary for leaders in the competitive financial arena after graduation — as well as the NYC Finance Experience and the Boston Finance Experience.
“A lot of people who study finance attend larger schools where they focus just on economics and don’t have the benefit of a liberal arts education,” Boyl says. “My studies give me an advantage, especially in terms of my communication skills and the ability to have meaningful conversations — which I’m looking forward to doing at William Blair.”