Economics and sociology double major Julianna “Jules” Kennedy ’21 has landed a post-graduation job at Bain Capital.
Beginning in June, Julianna “Jules” Kennedy will serve as a portfolio operations associate at Bain Capital, a private investment firm in Boston, Mass. In her role, she will be responsible for tracking trading activity, processing portfolio updates, assessing funding requirements and other duties.
A member of Omicron Delta Epsilon international honor society in economics, Kennedy credits a New York City Finance Experience trip sponsored by the Salisbury Center for Career, Professional and Experiential Education during her sophomore year for inspiring her decision to major in economics.
“The experience solidified my passion as I gained firsthand insight into life on Wall Street. The fast-paced and competitive lifestyle is perfect for me as an athlete,” says Kennedy, a captain of the William Smith ice hockey team.
This year, Kennedy also virtually attended a Boston finance trek coordinated by the Salisbury Center. Along with gaining appreciation of the financial world and support from her advisor, Assistant Professor of Economics Kellin Stanfield, Kennedy says an “incredibly useful” financial macroeconomics course gives her confidence to be successful in this position. Over the course of the semester, students consider arguments on the proper implementation of macroeconomic policy and case studies in recent experience. The course also emphasizes writing skills in economics analysis, and developing the ability to access and interpret financial and macroeconomic data.
On the William Smith hockey team, Kennedy, from Winthrop, Mass., played in 81 career games for the Herons. She registered 81 points on 33 goals and 48 assists, finishing in the top five in program history in all three categories. Kennedy was an All-UCHC second-team selection as a sophomore and finished the year 15th in the nation in points per game. She was a three-time UCHC All-Academic selection. Kennedy also played two seasons on the William Smith lacrosse team. A goalie, she played in 28 games posting a .493 save percentage and a 7.03 goals against average.