Financial Analyst, Barclays
Class of 2021
BBA in Finance with a minor in Economics
Member Of: Pace Investment Club, Pforzenheimer Honors College, Business Honors Program, Student Government Association, Beta Alpha Psi
Joey Wong, originally from Parkland, Florida, is currently working towards his BBA in Finance with a minor in Economics. On campus, Joey is the president of Lubin School of Business’ very own Investment Club. Joey took advantage of the opportunities offered by Pace University by participating in the prestigious and selective Wall Street Careers Workshop. Fun fact, aside from his campus involvement and his school work, Joey also works as a life guard.
Why did you choose Pace University and the Lubin School of Business?
When I visited NYC before becoming a student, I knew that I wanted to live here one day. Once I found an interest and passion for Finance, I knew that the place to pursue a career for it would be here, the financial capital of the world. This is one of the main reasons why I chose Pace - its unique location in Manhattan’s Financial District. It gives the university and its students a huge advantage. Aside from location, I knew the Lubin School of Business has a very good program for Business and Finance and that it would help me reach my goals of working in the Finance industry. I knew that attending a business school, in a non-traditional campus in Manhattan would be a great learning experience for me.
What type of opportunities and resources have you been taking advantage of as a student at Lubin?
There are so many networking opportunities and events here at Pace. The school gives you the chance to connect with and meet many employers and alumni. Some colleges do not get this opportunity because of where they are located but because we are in NYC, it makes it all that much easier for us. Additionally, Lubin’s location gives me access to a lot of employers and internships, sometimes even within walking distance of the campus. Lastly, a great resource that Lubin has is its professors. The majority of them have real world experience, having worked in large global companies or other notable entities. My professors were always glad to help students out and genuinely want us to reach our full potential.
I am motivated by the city: New York City is inspirational because the people here are some of the hardest workers I have ever met. I am motivated by my peers: we are tirelessly working and staying competitive, but we want each other to succeed, as well
What motivates you to work hard?
I am motivated by what I do not know: what lies ahead of me and where my potential can take me. I am motivated by what I do know: my career goals and what I want to do in my near future, right out of college. I am motivated by the city: New York City is inspirational because the people here are some of the hardest workers I have ever met. I am motivated by my peers: we are tirelessly working and staying competitive, but we want each other to succeed, as well.
What does #LubinLife mean to you?
It is the drive behind Lubin students and the characteristic that a lot of them display. We are proactive both on campus and outside of it, constantly busy with interning, working, learning, growing, volunteering, etc. This is what #LubinLife means to me.