Success story: Morgan Stanley chooses Jack Donnelly as intern
Accounting , Areas of Study , Finance Success Stories | Mar 19, 2013 | Nicole Gesualdo
This spring, Jack Donnelly (GSB ’15) grabbed a big prize by being selected as one of three KPMG interns from the Gabelli School’s campus in London.
For summer 2013, he’s done it again: Jack has accepted a summer finance analyst internship with Morgan Stanley.
Taken together, these two internships are a perfect reflection of Jack’s course of study at Fordham. He’s majoring in applied accounting and finance, a program designed to meet the needs of students who find both of those fields alluring.
At KPMG, Jack is gaining experience in the accounting side of his major. He works in the international executive services department of the company’s tax practice, serving two main clients: Rio Tinto and Barclays. At Morgan Stanley, Jack will explore the finance end of things. He has yet to discover what his exact assignment for the summer will be, but he is looking forward to the experience no matter which department he gets.
“Morgan Stanley is one of the best banks in the world, and its internship program is top-notch,” Jack said.
Jack feels familiar with the company already. Even before he considered applying, he networked with Morgan Stanley staff at events both on campus and off. “I really feel that this helped me throughout the interview process,” he said. “I was able to get advice from multiple people at the firm on what the interviews would be like and what to expect.”
With a full two years of college still ahead of him, Jack has yet to decide whether he wants to go the accounting route for his career, pursuing a slot with a Big Four firm, or whether he wants to turn toward finance instead and head into banking. We are confident that his future coursework and these two internships will help him figure things out.
Congratulations, Jack, on landing two prestigious positions before the end of your sophomore year!