Posted on Thursday, July 30, 2009
Meredith Levenson '10 is interested in a career in investment banking or investment management so her internship at Boston Private Bank and Trust Company, in Boston, is an ideal way to spend the summer.
"I have been able to learn a great deal from the people I work with," says Levenson.
Her internship came about as a result of her working with the Salisbury Center for Career Services, who connected her with Jeremy Parker '97. She says Parker has been a great mentor along with her other colleagues. "They have all spent time with me ensuring that I walk away from my internship with a sound understanding of the banking system."
Parker is vice president and treasury manager at the Bank and earned a B.A. in economics magna cum laude, with a minor in political science from Hobart. While a student, he was a member of the Hobart Statesmen hockey team, the Hobart Student Association, Phi Beta Kappa honor society and the Interfraternity Council. He studied abroad in Geneva, Switzerland.
Levenson's major is in economics with a double minor in international relations and Latin-American studies and felt prepared for this internship by the coursework she's completed so far.
"My professors have given me a sound understanding of many aspects of the financial world, which was information I was able to use to help complete many of my projects at the bank," she explains. "The internship has exceeded my expectations, as I have been able to work on projects which will help the bank to grow and be more efficient in the near future."
A member of the William Smith tennis team, Levenson is involved with Core 20, a group of select student athletes who work together to develop leadership skill. She is also a member of Student Health Awareness Peer Educators (SHAPE), which is a peer educational program helping fellow student athletes make healthier choices. This past spring, she studied abroad through HWS's Ecuador and Peru program, which she says was an "incredible experience."