Success Stories | Apr 16, 2019 | Gabelli School of Business
Success Story: Morgan Fusco ’19 accepts analyst offer at RBC Capital Markets
By Kelly Anderson
If networking were a competitive sport, Morgan Fusco, BS ’19, would be a serious contender for the gold medal.
After completing a summer internship in the credit risk division of RBC Capital Markets, Fusco learned that full-time job offers would not be extended to his intern group. But that didn’t stop him from going after the post-grad role he wanted.
All summer, Fusco contacted professionals at RBC to meet for coffee. “I think I did 22 coffee chats this summer,” he says. “I would kind of just walk into the office and say, ‘Hey, sometime when you’re free either today or tomorrow, want to grab coffee? I’d love to hear more about what you do.’”
When he landed meetings, Fusco would ask RBC analysts about their day-to-day and learn more about the company. As a finance major with a minor in economics, he wanted to gain insight into the industry and discover what he would like to do.
Eventually, the corporate banking department became familiar with Fusco through his coffee chats. When an intern dropped out of a job offer, hiring managers had Fusco in mind. RBC gave him a call.
Fusco will now become a corporate banking analyst at RBC’s Battery Park location following graduation this spring. He shares that he has always been interested in finance, and while attending the Hun School of Princeton, he maintained his own stock portfolio.
But it wasn’t only hard work and coffee chats that got him here. Fusco credits his helpful professors for inspiring him and says, “You need someone to be your champion when you’re starting out, to root for you and get you in touch with people.” Kevin Mirabile, his finance management professor, had originally introduced him to RBC.
Ahead of his interviews, Fusco visited the Personal and Professional Development Center where “they got me mentally ready and calmed me down” while going through practice questions. “Cynthia Bush and Woody Hancock especially helped me, meeting for 20 or 40 minutes at a time,” he says.
What does Fusco do when he isn’t hustling his way into the corporate banking world? When he’s in New York, you’ll find him exploring the streets for new restaurants. “But over the summer, I would go home to New Jersey every weekend and play golf or go fishing all day,” he laughs. “I’m like a retired old man.”
Whether or not he can continue this leisurely weekend tradition once he begins his full-time job, one thing is for sure: he will never underestimate the power of putting yourself out there with a cup of coffee.