"Working at Pace Mart taught me how to lead, how to manage a small business, and how to work with others. Pace Mart is a great start for anyone who wants to get work experience and learn how to develop leadership skills."
– John-Carlo Bautista, Class of 2021

 
If you walked through Times Square early this summer, you might have seen a familiar face on the billboards at 1585 Broadway. It  was John-Carlo, a rising senior currently pursuing a Finance BBA with a stellar Pace Path. As a Pleasantville student, he has been very involved on campus. He is part of student government, the Lubin Business Association, Lubin's student-run businesses, and often visits career services counselors. As a resident of Westchester, he has also been very involved in politics; he was elected to a democratic local party office at 18, and was just re-elected this year. We talked to John-Carlo about his experiences at Pace and what it is like to be part of the Morgan Stanley Summer Analyst Program
 
Why did you choose Pace University and the Lubin School of Business?
I come from a Pace University family; my mother graduated from Pace in 1992. I chose Pace because of the great diversity I found in the student body. It was also great that it was close to home, and the scholarship that I was granted played a big role in my decision as well.
 
What types of opportunities and resources have you been taking advantage of as an undergraduate student at Lubin?
I have received assistance from Career Services, worked for Lubin's student run businesses at the Center for Student Enterprise, and was a member of the Lubin Business Association (a student club on campus). All of the organizations taught me valuable skills and introduced me to people who are active in the Finance industry, the industry in which yI am interested in pursuing, a career.
 
Tell us a bit about your experience working for Pace Mart, one of our student-run businesses. How do you think that experience will impact your career?
Working at Pace Mart taught me how to lead, how to manage a small business, and how to work with others. Pace Mart is a great start for anyone who wants to get work experience and learn how to develop leadership skills. 
 
You've landed a summer analyst internship with Morgan Stanley. How has that experience been so far? 
My experience at Morgan Stanley, so far, has been excellent. I have met many smart, affable, and driven individuals from all different backgrounds. I have learned a lot about compliance, especially how critical it is for our Investment Management business. My experiences at Morgan Stanley have developed my communication and presentation skills, but also my analytical skills, as I've been tasked with reading and writing policies and procedures.
 
Do you have any advice for other Lubin students looking for internships? 
Take full advantage of everything you are offered at Lubin, whether it's through your BUS 255 class or an event with a potential employer. It's important to realize that your knowledge, professional reputation, and communication skills are critical to landing a job on Wall Street. Try to get to know as many people as possible in the field you're interested in and develop relationships with them, as they'll be able to help you with your career in the future. Developing relationships will also give you a new perspective and a better idea of what kind of career you want to pursue.
 
What does #LubinLife mean to you?
#LubinLife means taking advantage of every opportunity that comes your way. At Lubin, you'll find many opportunities to meet others in your field and start your career. Get to know your professors and even fellow students, as all of them may one day be able to help you in your future.
 

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