W&L Outcomes: Madelyn Sheridan ’22 Sheridan, a business administration and studio art major, will be joining the wealth management team at UBS in New York City.
Hometown: Manhasset, New York
Post-Grad plans: UBS, (private wealth management)
Industry: Banking and Finance
Areas of Study: Business Administration, Studio Art
While I am pursuing a career in finance, my studio art major has allowed me to not only expand my own creativity, but to be able to appreciate the creativity of others.
Q: What will you be doing after graduation?
I’ll be joining the UBS Global Wealth Management GTP Program in New York City. This is a two-year rotational program that gives you exposure to the different areas within wealth management.
Q: What did you study here and what are some skills or knowledge you will take from your academic experience into the professional world?
I double majored in business administration and studio art. While I am pursuing a career in finance, my studio art major has allowed me to not only expand my own creativity, but to be able to appreciate the creativity of others. This creative ability allowed me to contribute original ideas as an intern and to appreciate the creative and unique nature of each client’s financial plan.
Q: What internships or other summer experiences did you partake in and how did those experiences shape you and your career plans?
I was a UBS Global Wealth Management Intern for the Wealth Planning team. The Wealth Planning team focuses on strategies to help clients accumulate, grow, and preserve their wealth for retirement and their beneficiaries through various investment mechanisms. Through this internship I was able to learn about wealth planning strategies for clients, while also getting a better understanding of the various tools to help with my own personal finances. While this job is finance driven, learning about the creative strategies to help each client based on their unique lifestyles was extremely exciting given my artistic background!
Q: How did Career and Professional Development support you and which resources did you find most helpful?
Getting the opportunity to go on the NYC Investments Trip my sophomore year solidified that I wanted to pursue finance, specifically wealth management. This trip also set the tone for the networking and recruiting process. It motivated me to start exploring all of my possibilities earlier rather than later.
Q: What career-related advice would you give to next year’s graduating class?
Follow your gut. If something interests you, look into it. And if you know a path is not right for you, don’t try to force it.
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