Hobart and William Smith Colleges
BackgroundInterview Date:February 2019
Gender Identity: Male
Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
Graduation Year: 2020
High School Experience: Private Catholic in Massachusetts with a graduating class of about 150 students. There was a culture of going to college.
First-Generation College Student: No
Minor: Religious Studies
Extracurricular Activities: I was an athlete for freshman and sophomore year but I stopped this year and I have [a leadership role] in the Finance Club.
Did any of your extracurricular activities have a particularly big impact on your experience? In what ways?
[My sports team] did. There are about [2,200] people at the school and the team is big, so the second you get on campus you have a head start over all the other freshman because you’ve already been on campus for preseason with your teammates. It’s nice because you get to know a lot of other people on campus very easily. The Finance Club really helped me professionally because it’s a liberal arts school so you can’t major in business or finance so all the guys who want to work in finance or commercial real estate are Economics majors. While Economics is great, there are definitely some gaps you have to fill in. Through the Finance Club, I got to meet some older guys at Hobart who showed me the ropes and I wouldn’t have met them otherwise. Also, now that I’m older, I can connect with alumni and also help out the younger guys.