27 November 2023 • Athletics Albinati '24 Lands Position With Citigroup By Colin Spencer '19

Previous internship provides experience and knowledge for a career in finance. 

After completing a 10-week-long internship this summer, Mateo Albinati ’24 now has a job waiting for him following graduation  as a private bank analyst with Citigroup in Toronto.

In joining the company, he will take part in a two-year rotational program where he will work with three different teams: investment finance, investments and associate bankers. Afterward, he will continue training and be placed on the team that best matches his skills and interests.

“I want to put myself in the best possible position to succeed within the bank,” says Albinati, an economics major. “There are definitely roles that excite me and I know through the rotational program that I’ll get a chance to experience them.”

Albinati previously held an internship as a global wealth analyst where he contributed to client analytics and proposals while gaining general experience in various areas under the wealth management umbrella, including banking, investments, lending and wealth planning.

Albinati says his internship was key to helping him land the position.

“Within the internship program, your mentors put an emphasis on reaching out to those within the bank, learning about the different segments and truly understanding how Citi operates,” he says. “On top of this is being detailed and efficient in your daily tasks, but not being afraid to make mistakes, while most importantly being a good person and a valuable team member.”

Professor of Economics and the Stine Family Endowed Chair in Management and Entrepreneurship Tom Drennen and Associate Professor of Economics Evren Damar helped guide Albinati through the world of finance, along with Associate Director of Employment Development Shayne Feinberg.

Many alums who work for Citigroup helped Albinati along the way in securing his position, most notably Managing Director and Global Head of Citi Global Wealth at Work Mehrnaz "Naz" Vahid Ahdieh '85, P'17. Ben Carr '16, Maggie Bluhm '15, Darius Brummell '21 and Gillian Parrett '23 also helped support him and provided key insights that helped him during his internship and application process for his position.  

“I know the mental struggle I put myself in last year worrying about landing an internship and to have this sense of stability and knowing I get to start my career at such a well-known and respected bank like Citi is something that I truly can't wait for,” he says. “I've doing my best to be as happy as possible and truly enjoy my last year here at the Colleges.”

Albinati played for the Hobart Statesmen Hockey team, making five appearances in 2021-2022, recording three points on one goal and two assists. He played in five games in 2022-2023, winning the NCAA Division III National Championship with the team and being named an NEHC All-Academic. Albinati serves on the team's coaching staff this season as the hockey operations assistant.