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Michael Bacior

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'17 Economics | Proprietary Research, Candlestick Capital | New York, NY
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Michael Bacior

Liberal Arts Major: Economics

Minors: Business and the Liberal Arts, Communication Arts and Sciences

Hometown: New Cumberland, PA

Current Location: New York, NY

What enrichment activities did you participate in as a student?

I completed an analytics internship at a digital ad agency (it was unpaid; I got funding from the College of the Liberal Arts to help make it viable). I completed a business analyst internship at Nestle Purina in St. Louis, MO. I worked at a startup on campus through Happy Valley Launchbox. I tutored in both finance and economics for student athletes

What was your first job after graduating from Penn State?

Business Technology Analyst for Deloitte Consulting

What were your favorite classes?

So many! I really enjoyed high level economics classes such as the economics of multinational corporations, international trade economics, economics of the financial crisis, etc. I also enjoyed entrepreneurship, acting, and other classes.

How did your liberal arts education and skills prepare you for life after graduation?

I have blended an ability to communicate effectively with knowledge of technology and especially finance/economics, which served me well.

What networking advice would you share with current students?

So important! I was matched with a mentor through the LA college who helped me immensely. I connected with a future mentor at an alumni event. I made many efforts to network on my own, which helped my trajectory.

What role have mentors played in your career progression?

Invaluable insight, coaching, support, and tactical help when applying to jobs

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