Howard J. Busbee Finance Academy

From left to right: Katie English, Alex Loukili, Nick Chestnut, Will Coakley, Sean Tran, Alhassan Ouf, Grace Van Dellen, Jack Spencer, Lani Davidoff, Garrett Curtiss, Raman Khanna

The Howard J. Busbee Finance Academy is a student organization created to help W&M undergraduates learn more about careers in finance and make connections with industry professionals.

The Finance Academy hosts events both on and off campus each year. Some of their key events include the annual From DoG Street to Wall Street event, a speaker series and annual alumni networking events in different cities. The Finance Academy also hosts case competitions and training sessions to provide students with opportunities to expand their knowledge of and skill sets related to finance.

In addition to hosting events, competitions and training sessions, the Finance Academy also makes its officers available as a resource for undergraduates. Underclassmen have the opportunity to receive feedback from officers when crafting a finance-specific resume, preparing for internship or job interviews and navigating the different career paths within the financial services industry. To facilitate this process, the Finance Academy hosts office hours, with a focus on providing resume reviews and mock interviews.

The Executive Director of the Boehly Center Jad Howell serves as an advisor to the organization.

2021 FA Club Officers

Katie English
President

 

 

Experience

2020-2021

Domestic Research Summer Analyst, Harris Associates

2020

Girls Who Invest Summer Intensive Program Scholar

2019

1693 Scholar Researcher
Grace Van Dellen
Vice President

 

Experience

2021

Incoming Commercial Banking Summer Analyst, J.P. Morgan

2020

CFO Rotation Finance Intern, Dominion Energy

2019

Women’s Leadership Summit, Harris Williams and Women’s Summit, Capital Group
Nick Chestnut
Vice President

 

Experience

2021

Incoming Investment Banking Summer Analyst, Bank of America

2020

Undergraduate Honors Intern, US Securities and Exchange Commission (Division of Trading and Markets)

2019

Private Equity Summer & Fall Analyst, Long Point Capital
Alex Loukili
Vice President

Experience

2021

Incoming Commercial Banking Summer Analyst at JPMorgan Chase & Co.

2020

Investment Banking Summer Analyst at FOCUS Investment Banking

2019

Undergraduate Researcher at The Boehly Center for Excellence in Finance
Meghana Boojala
Vice President

Experience

2021

Investment Banking Summer Analyst, JP Morgan

2020

Asset Management Intern, Fidelity Investments
Mark Smith
Vice President

Experience

2021

Investment Banking Summer Analyst, Raymond James

2020

Financial Counseling Summer Analyst, Ayco
Aaron Leopold
Vice President

Experience

2020-2021

Financial Analyst Intern, Con Edison Clean Energy Businesses

2020-2021

Portfolio Manager, Mason Investment Club

2019

Sales & Data Intern, Tauck
Bennett Norris
Vice President

Experience

2021

Incoming Summer Associate, Waterfall Asset Management

2020

Winter Extern, Clearsight Advisors
Michael Li
Vice President

Experience

2021

2021: M&A Intern, Pipaya Partners

2020

Quantitative Risk Management Intern, CME Groupt

2019

Quantitative Research Intern, China Asset Management (Hong Kong)
Ishita Garg
Vice President

Experience

2020-2021

Chief Investment Officer, Smart Woman Securities

2020

Operations Systems Intern, Kesem National
Bobby Brooks
Vice President

Experience

2020-2021

Long Point Capital Winter Analyst

2020-2021

Mason Investment Club Senior Analyst