Following two summer internships with Credit Suisse, economics major Zachary Sternbach ’20 has accepted a full time position to continue this work at the company’s New York City headquarters.
As an analyst of the financial institutions group, Sternbach says he will be, “creating investor presentations and financial models to value companies, analyzing merger and acquisition deals and raising capital.”
In addition to his economics major, Sternbach is minoring in environmental studies and entrepreneurial studies. He says under the guidance of Professor of Economics Thomas Drennen, he has “cemented his knowledge” of finance and how banks and other financial institutions function through classes such as “Money and Banking,” “Environmental Economics” and “Natural Resources and Energy Economics.”
A captain of the Hobart hockey team, student director for the Statesmen Athletic Association and member of the Druid Society, Sternbach is grateful for previously interning at Credit Suisse where he furthered his understanding of “the importance of teamwork, communication and time management.”
“Life at the colleges has provided me with the ability to start the next chapter of my life on the same footing as colleagues from well-regarded universities with finance specific programs,” he says. “[My internships with Credit Suisse] were invaluable experiences, preparing me for the real world in ways I would never be able to through other educational experiences.”
Prior to his summer experiences with Credit Suisse, Sternbach worked as an accounting associate for a business consulting firm. “This set me up with a fundamental understanding of accounting that is crucial to the day-to-day work at Credit Suisse,” he says.
Appreciative of the support he received from the Salisbury Center for Career, Professional and Experiential Education for making him aware of the opportunity, Sternbach is grateful for the additional guidance he has received from Vice Chair of the HWS Board of Trustees and Executive Vice Chairman at Credit Suisse Craig Stine ’81, P’17.
On campus, Sternbach was a member of the Salisbury Center’s finance society, which catalyzes students to hold monthly presentations and meetings with HWS alums to prepare for a career in finance.