The leading financial services firm Credit Suisse has hired Sean Bright ’17, Theresa Lohr ’18 and Kevin Goltz ’19 for various positions at its New York City office beginning this summer. Bright has accepted a full-time position as an analyst while Lohr and Goltz have secured summer internships. In addition, Yamileth Cedeno ’20, Josh Walker ’20 and Celided Colon ’20 have landed seats in the company’s BA Explorer & Doug Paul Program, a multi-day program on global and capital markets, investment banking and technology.
Bright, who graduated summa cum laude in economics, continues to Credit Suisse after two previous internships at the firm. “The opportunity to work alongside people who are as talented and experienced as those at Credit Suisse was both a tremendous learning opportunity and incredibly motivating,” says Bright, the recipient of the Blair C. Currie Prize, awarded to the senior economics major with the highest GPA. A member of Phi Beta Kappa and the Hobart football team, Bright’s previous experience with Credit Suisse includes assistance on a range of transactions such as equities, mergers and acquisitions, as well as contributions to pitch materials.
Lohr, a mathematics major with minors in economics and cognition, joins Credit Suisse for a second summer as an analysis intern. Preparing for a dynamic career in finance, Lohr looks forward to interacting with all levels of management. “I plan to use this opportunity to prepare myself for a full-time career in finance by gaining hands-on experience and the necessary skills of a successful analyst,” says Lohr, who is a Trustee Scholar, a member of the Laurel Society and a member of the William Smith soccer team.
Goltz, an economics major, joins Lohr as an intern in the financial institutions group at the firm. “I am most looking forward to taking in as much information as possible from the other members of the bank,” says Goltz, a member of the Hobart lacrosse team and the Orange Key Society.
“HWS has allowed me to constantly push myself to be my best. Through academics and lacrosse, I have gained a strong work ethic and a desire to succeed,” says Goltz, who previously interned at Farrell Financial in Orchard Park, N.Y.
Colon is grateful for the experience. “Credit Suisse is a new chapter in my life that will allow me to learn skills I never thought I would have exposure to,” says Colon. “This opportunity would not be possible without Hobart and William Smith.”
The students credit Salisbury Center for Career, Professional and Experiential Education with preparing them for their opportunities and connecting them with Trustee Craig Stine ’81, executive vice chair of global financial institutions at Credit Suisse. “The opportunity Mr. Stine gave me last summer was incredible, but beyond that, his advice and guidance have been remarkably beneficial,” Lohr says.
The students also credit the Salisbury Center’s Finance Experience Program and the Financial Society, an intensive training group for high achieving students.