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Success story: J.P. Morgan chooses Rebecca Horne for internship

All her Spanish coursework, time abroad in Spanish-speaking countries and study of Latin American business and economics is about to tie together in one neat package, as Rebecca Horne (GSB ’13) takes on a J.P. Morgan internship with a group focused on South and Central America.

Rebecca will be a sales and trade summer analyst in Morgan’s emerging markets structuring team, which prices Latin American cross-currency swaps, as well as varied fixed-income, derivative and exotic products. She will be based in the 383 Madison Avenue office.

Through Fordham and universities beyond, Rebecca has added an intensive Spanish focus to her business education. Last semester, she was a direct-enrolled student at Universitat Ramon Llull in Barcelona, Spain, meaning that rather than taking classes in English with other Americans, she did all her coursework in Spanish alongside local peers. She also completed the Gabelli study tour to Santiago, Chile, and has devoted a significant amount of her Fordham schedule to the Spanish language, pursuing it as her minor.

Near fluent at this point, Rebecca hopes her work with the J.P. Morgan group will build further upon her business-specific Spanish, which she honed last semester with new terms in finance, business management and marketing. “There is some vocabulary and fluency level that I don’t think one can really learn without working with it every day,” she said.

The J.P. Morgan program has been in Rebecca’s sights for several years — since she joined the student finance group Smart Woman Securities in her very first semester — so her acceptance is a huge coup.

“Some of the women who started Fordham’s [SWS] chapter were instrumental to introducing me to this program and mentoring me through the application process,” Rebecca said. “I’ve been working toward my acceptance to the program literally since my freshman year.”

All of us at Gabelli are thrilled that Rebecca’s singular pursuit of a goal has worked out, and we wish her a fruitful summer at J.P. Morgan!

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