Aaron Guarino ’17
Aaron Guarino ’17 made the most of his last semester in college by gaining valuable experience as a finance advisor intern with Rochester Wealth Management.
An average day for Guarino included benchmarking portfolios, client paperwork, and sitting in on client meetings. He learned about trading, setting up account paperwork, looking at holdings, and how to use programs such as next 360 to aid in looking at graphs. The most challenging thing for Guarino was how every day changed and anything could happen at a moment’s notice.
By the end of his time with Rochester Wealth Management, Guarino hoped to learn how to be a successful financial advisor, how to attain clients, and how to build portfolios. After graduation, Guarino sees himself in either Philadelphia or Chicago, working in finance.
Sal LeChase ’17
During the spring semester, Sal LeChase ’17, a business management major, gained valuable knowledge as a sales associate intern at the All State DiRaddo agency.
Finding prospects for the sales team to call and working on the door-to-door packages they implement were just some of the jobs LeChase completed in a typical day. With the hectic pace, LeChase learned to take on one task a time. He also learned the valuable skill of networking and hopes the internship will build his confidence in public speaking.
LeChase has been offered a full-time job at the agency, and will begin work with All State upon graduation.
Kathryn Morris ’18
Kathryn Morris ’18, a human resources major, used an internship experience at Hillside Family of Agencies to further her knowledge of HR outside of the classroom.
As an organizational development and learning services intern, a typical day included meetings with her supervisor and assisting on a variety of projects. Morris said the best part of the internship was being able to apply what she’s learned in the classroom to her daily work at Hillside.
After graduation, Morris plans to live in Rochester and work in human resources in organizational development.
Megan Yeaple ’18
Marketing major Megan Yeaple made the most of her college experience through her internship at First American Equipment Finance, as a sales support intern. First American serves middle market and investment-grade organizations throughout the U.S., focusing on technology hardware, software solutions, and infrastructure improvements.
The majority of Yeaple's work involved collaborating with other employees and her internship provided her with the knowledge that there is a high level of professional development in the office. A hands-on learner, she was able to apply theories learned in the classroom in her internship, and she shadowed interviews and participated in meetings.
Yeaple hopes to continue working with First American during the summer and fall as a project manager and a marketing intern. After graduation, she’d like to pursue a career in marketing.