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Success story: Emily Harman to become J.P. Morgan intern

Areas of Study , Finance Success Stories | Apr 11, 2013 |

This year, there were weeks where Emily Harman (GSB ’15) spent four days in a business suit.

Which has resulted in …….. additional days in a business suit!

That’s because Emily’s diligent efforts to make connections in finance has yielded an internship at J.P. Morgan’s operations division. Congratulations.

Emily embodies the idea that internships don’t come to find you. You need to go find them. Knowing she wanted to be an intern this summer at a premier firm, she dedicated this year to an incredibly busy stretch of networking.

“I had a packed schedule, attending many events on the GabelliConnect calendar and running into the city to grab coffee with different alumni at J.P. Morgan whenever I had free time,” she recalled. “It all paid off when I met someone high up at J.P. Morgan who forwarded my résumé to a recruiter.”

A short while later — following a strong performance on what seemed like an innocent phone chat with J.P. Morgan, but turned into an unexpected, full-scale interview — she received an offer.

Emily will arrive at the firm with an interesting mix of off-campus and on-campus experience. She once was an intern for New Jersey governor Chris Christie and for the New Jersey state treasury department. Here at Fordham, she has been chief marketing officer of Smart Woman Securities and has been active in the Fordham College Republicans and the Gabelli School’s Dean’s Council.

Though she doesn’t know yet what her day-to-day work in J.P. Morgan operations will look like, she is simply happy to be getting her start there.

“When I graduate, I hope to continue to work at a firm such as J.P. Morgan,” she said. “I am still exploring the different career options in finance, but I know that I want a job that is mostly client-facing. I love meeting new people and want to work with people all day.”



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