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Going Places

Anthony Leo ’15
Lubin School of Business and Pforzheimer Honors College
Westchester/Pleasantville Campus

When Lubin student Anthony J. Leo ’15 donned his cap and gown this past summer, he knew he was going places. Specifically Albania. With the help of Pace’s Office of Prestigious Fellowships and Awards, Leo applied for and won a grant in the prestigious Fulbright US Student Program. Starting in October, he’ll be working full-time as a US cultural ambassador in Tirana, Albania’s capital, for nine months. The opportunity will allow him full cultural immersion while pursuing his individually designed project—studying EU politics and his host country’s economic ambitions.

Of course, an honor like this doesn’t just come out of nowhere. “It was the culmination of everything,” Leo, a finance major, says proudly—“all the hard work and effort that I put in.” Throughout his undergraduate years, it took focus, ambition, and the resourcefulness to take full advantage of Pace’s extensive Career Services internship program.

His resulting resume is impressive. Through Lubin’s Business Honors program, Leo traveled to Brussels as a senior to work as an economic policy intern in the US Mission to the European Union-Economics Section, taking part in high-level meetings and even meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry. A year before that, Leo traveled to Washington, DC, to work full-time as a congressional affairs intern for the Office of the US Trade Representative. He also spent his summers working as a program assistant for the US Department of State, a financial analyst intern at Thompson Global Partners, and a trading assistant with James E. Coffee Securities at the New York Stock Exchange. All that, and he still maintained a 3.7 GPA, and was a member of various honors societies, including Golden Key International Honour Society (top 15% of overall class), Beta Gamma Sigma international business honors society (top 10% of business school), and Omicron Delta Epsilon international economics honors society.

“I wouldn’t have been able to take on those opportunities without Pace,” says Leo. “The students, advisers, and faculty at the Honors College are your extended Pace family—they’re doing great things and motivate you to a new level. If you have a dream or a goal, everyone at Pace will give you their full support.”

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Washington. Brussels. Tirana. Studying at Pace doesn’t mean you have to stay in New York. With his prestigious grants and internships, finance student Anthony J. Leo ’15 shows how Pace can turn you into a globetrotter.