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J.P. Morgan Hires Four from HWS

JPMorgan Chase welcomes Nate Gliedman ’17, Emma Gordon ’17, Justin Partyka ’16 and Grant Soucy ’17 to full-time positions as analysts in its New York City headquarters. After completing analyst internships at J.P. Morgan last summer, the four are the latest to join HWS’ prominent alum presence at the leading financial firm.

“HWS has a strong legacy of placing students in financial services so it was very exciting to connect with our alums who had similar experiences and were eager to give back,” says Partyka, referencing alums at J.P. Morgan like HWS Trustee Katherine R. MacKinnon ’77, vice president, human resources technology manager; Brittany Gannon O’Shea ’06, vice president, liquidity solutions; Eric J. Stein ’89, managing director, head of investment banking; and John Hogan ’88, retired chief risk officer. Other contacts include Chapin Bates ’81, regional executive at Citizen’s Bank; J. Catherine Gorman ’15, analyst; and Chris Williams P’16, managing director of J.P. Morgan Chase. “The Salisbury Center for Career, Professional and Experiential Education was invaluable to my job search process.”

Partyka, who is completing his bachelor’s degree in engineering through the HWS joint-degree program with Dartmouth College in June, joins J.P. Morgan following two consecutive summer internships at the firm. The Colleges’ joint degree program allowed Partyka to major in physics and economics during his time at HWS, where he also won the Blair Currie Prize in Economics for earning the highest GPA in the department.

“Through the HWS experience, I believe that I am a much better critical thinker now than when I first moved in to Sherrill Hall not so long ago,” says Partyka, who credits his personal and professional growth with liberal arts opportunities like dance classes and the HWS Rock-Sat C competition with NASA. “With any luck, I hope to be able to lead a life of consequence as so many HWS alums have done.”

Like Partyka, Soucy views enriching experiences as essential in shaping his professional future. “Prior to working at J.P. Morgan, my experience on the Hobart lacrosse team taught me how to pay attention to detail, communicate appropriately, and work rigorously toward achieving my goals,” says Soucy, who served as captain of the team.

Soucy, who graduated with majors in economics as well as Spanish and Hispanic studies, previously analyzed technology, media, telecommunications and real estate sectors while interning at J.P. Morgan last summer. His journey to a career in the financial sector began with internships at William Blair & Company in Chicago, Ill., where he developed a foundation in developing portfolio models and analysis. While at HWS, Soucy also studied abroad at the University of Seville in Spain.

Gordon, who completed an economics major and a double minor in mathematics and international relations, trained with J.P. Morgan’s middle market team last summer at its New York office. The Phi Beta Kappa member and summa cum laude graduate served as an economics Teaching Fellow and the student liaison for the department, collaborating with faculty on curriculum and programming decisions. During her time at HWS, Gordon also volunteered with the Boys and Girls Club of Geneva and the Rochester City School District as a math and reading tutor.

“Joining the team at JP Morgan reminds me that the key is to embrace what is important to you; and if you work hard to continually improve, everything will fall into place,” Gordon says.

Gliedman, who majored in economics with minors in international relations and political science, joins J.P. Morgan after previous internships at the firm and TD Securities. Graduating with cum laude distinction, Gliedman founded an investment group Statesmen Capital alongside four other Hobart graduates. Operating for two years, Statesmen Capital generated a 50 percent return on initial investment. Gliedman was also a Hobart Heritage Scholar, member of the Dean’s List, treasurer of Chi Phi Fraternity and a Pathways ambassador for the Salisbury Center.

“From the relationships developed with my professors and classmates, to the numerous extracurricular activities available, they all contributed to my overall experience and have left me graduating with a sense of confidence that I can tackle the next step successfully,” Gliedman says.