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Success story: Citigroup chooses Daniel Hodd for sales & trading group

Areas of Study , Finance Success Stories | Oct 26, 2012 |

There’s a desk on Greenwich Street in Tribeca waiting for Daniel Hodd (GSB ’13).

It’s in the offices of Citigroup, which has offered Daniel a full-time position in its sales and trading division. The entire Gabelli School community wishes Daniel the greatest success!

Daniel has something on his résumé that many college students don’t: He spent several years in the Marine Corps infantry, both in the United States and abroad. Daniel said his military service gave him strong preparation for the intense career that he’s about to begin, including “decisiveness under pressure, effective communication and analytical problem solving. These skills are directly relevant to S&T,” he said.

Finance has been his interest for a long time — ever since high school, when he participated in a trading competition. His visits to actual trading floors have only confirmed his instinct that sales and trading was the niche for him. His Gabelli School education has given him the background he needed to land a spot there.

“Fordham has been an incredible place to catalyze my transition from the military to a career in financial services,” Daniel said. He said Fordham clubs and activities have been especially important, offering him a way to produce tangible results using the business skills he learned in class. He is the leader of Armed Forces at Fordham, the university’s student veteran group, as well as the operations manager at WFUV.

Congratulations, Daniel! We’re looking forward to seeing how much you’re able to achieve at Citigroup.



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