Strong leadership skills and a solid grounding in mathematics and finance have landed Taylor Mancini ’19 an internship with Genworth, an industry leader in long-term care insurance and financial solutions for aging adults.
As an investments intern at Genworth’s headquarters in Stamford, Conn., she will work with private and public teams, assisting with portfolio management by gathering, reviewing and analyzing research in order to provide timely recommendations.
Mancini credits her varied coursework at HWS with giving her an extensive grounding in the skills she will need. “I have gained the foundation of a liberal arts education at HWS,” she says. “I am looking forward to applying the critical thinking and quantitative reasoning skills that I have gained through my mathematics major. My economics coursework has allowed me to gain knowledge about the economy and the markets.”
The double major in mathematics and economics, with a minor in computer science, has previously sharpened her skill set with a global markets internship at HSBC and a real estate transaction internship at Chicago Title Insurance, both in New York City.
Mancini began her search for a third internship in the fall, while she was studying abroad in Prague, Czech Republic. Through the Salisbury Center for Career, Professional and Experiential Education, she networked with employers and conducted online searches. In January, she participated in the Colleges’ NYC Finance Experience Program and was offered the internship after that experience.
She also augmented her classroom work with participation in the HWS Leads program, which develops leadership skills through academic enrichment and applied learning. Offered through the Centennial Center, the program features components covering leadership theory and practice as well as public speaking, creating competence in problem solving, effective communication and ethical decision-making.
On campus, Mancini was a captain of the William Smith club soccer team and the Investment Club. She also worked as a teaching assistant, America Reads tutor and athletic trainer student aide.