6 February 2024 Three to Intern at Bloomberg By Colin Spencer '19

HWS juniors will learn what it takes to succeed in finance while gaining firsthand knowledge of Bloomberg L.P.

Grace Covelli '25, Associate Professor of Economics Warren Hamilton, Luke Aquaro '25 and Matthew Perryman '25 pose after their "Portfolio Analysis" class. 

Three Hobart and William Smith students will spend 10 weeks this summer at Bloomberg’s New York City headquarters getting exposure to the world of finance and learning about the Bloomberg Terminal, the software that powers financial data, news and trade services.

Luke Aquaro ’25, Grace Covelli ’25 and Matthew Perryman ’25 will serve in the sales and analytics departments, learning about the services both departments provide, along with knowledge about the company and its culture. The three will also work on group projects and presentations. 

“I am beyond excited and grateful to have such an amazing opportunity like this,” says Aquaro, an economics major. “Through networking with multiple alumni at Bloomberg such as Andrew Brennan '09, Kelsie Worth '22 and Matthew Fox '19, I was able to learn so much about what Bloomberg is about, the culture of the company, and the difference I can make in the world with Bloomberg. I could not be happier.”

The students learned about the internship while attending the New York City Finance Career Trek last year led by the Salisbury Center for Career, Professional and Experiential Education.

“Every HWS alum I was able to talk to from Bloomberg only had amazing things to say about the company,” says Perryman, an economics and international relations double major. 

Covelli says talking to alumni like Brennan and Joe Gibbons ’14 was a “great and relatable experience” as they helped walk her through the application and interview process for the internship.    

“It’s very clear this company cares about their employees and wants them to succeed,” says Covelli, an economics major. “Bloomberg has a really good work-life balance while still being one of the best financial technology companies in New York.” 

The students credit their liberal arts education with preparing them for the opportunity. Aquaro says HWS has helped develop his time management, critical thinking and communication skills necessary to succeed in the world of finance. Perryman notes his HWS education also introduced him to a variety of cultures and backgrounds and helped him build relationship skills.

All three are members of the Finance Society, where, Covelli says, she continues to learn about Wall Street and financial news.

Aquaro and Perryman are members of the Hobart Hockey team, which won the NCAA Division III National Championship in 2023. Aquaro is an assistant captain on the team and was a member of the Orange Key honor society as a sophomore.

Covelli is a member of the Theta Phi Alpha sorority and co-president of the UNICEF club. She also works at Ventosa Vineyards. 

Top: Luke Aquaro ’25, Grace Covelli ’25 and Matthew Perryman ’25 will spend time this summer interning at Bloomberg's New York City headquarters.