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Masino ’21 is Business School Bound

After graduation, Daniel Masino ’21 will pursue his M.B.A. at the University of Rochester’s Simon Business School.

A Trustee Scholar, Daniel Masino ’21 has leveraged his leadership experiences on campus into an acceptance at the University of Rochester’s Simon Business School. The economics major with a minor in entrepreneurial studies intends to pursue his M.B.A. with a concentration in finance.

Last summer, Masino held a prestigious internship with Bloomberg LP in sales and analytics. He landed the competitive internship with the global leader in business and financial data, news and insight after a rigorous interview process that included a written essay, an online cognitive exam, a pre-recorded interview and two in-person interviews.

Masino used the HWS Alum Network for advice and counsel. In anticipation of a summer opportunity with Bloomberg, he connected with Joseph Gibbons ’14, Bloomberg LP Sales Team Leader in Hedge Funds. “We stayed in contact throughout the hiring process and he was instrumental to my success in achieving the position,” Masino says.

In addition to his internship, Masino says courses including “Principles of Accounting,” “Investments,” “Corporation Finance” and “Macroeconomic and Microeconomic Theory and Policy” have given him a strong foundation for pursuing a career in business. For Masino’s excellence in economics, he has been inducted into the Omicron Delta Epsilon International Honor Society.

On campus, Masino has been inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious academic honors society. He is also a Druid (the Hobart College honor society) and a member of the Finance Club, where students discuss stock market activity and research trends.

On the Hobart basketball team, Masino has been named to the USBWA All-Rochester Area honorable mention list and the All-Liberty League second team. He also received the Arnold Memorial Scholar-Athlete Award.

A three-year starter with the Statesmen, Masino averaged nearly 12 points per game in 57 career appearances with the Purple and Orange. The 2019-20 All-Liberty League second team pick helped the Statesmen reach new heights during his junior season. While averaging 12.6 ppg, 5.1 rpg, and 3.3 assists, Masino and the Statesmen posted a 23-5 record, matching the program record for wins in a season, while advancing to the third round of the NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Championship for the first time in Hobart history. He recorded what was arguably the biggest basket ever by a Statesman, converting a driving layup with 2 seconds left to give Hobart a 62-61 win at 17th-ranked Springfield in the NCAA tournament. Despite having one season cut short by an injury and another wiped out by the pandemic, Masino still ranks in the top 25 at Hobart in career free throw percentage, career 3-point percentage and career assists.

Masino has also prioritized giving back to the HWS and Geneva community. He is an athletic study mentor, where he supports first year students as they navigate balancing academics and athletics. He has participated in HWS Days of Service.

Masino says HWS prepared him well for this next step. “The liberal arts curriculum allowed me to not only pursue classes and accumulate knowledge within my discipline, but also take classes that put me out of my comfort zone and grow as a thinker. This combination allowed me to hone key skills like problem solving and effective communication, which were both instrumental in my business school application process. Being a student-athlete taught me how to be competitive and extremely comfortable with a busy schedule,” he says.