Steven Schertzer says that when he moved into the Bulls Business Community four years ago, he planned to study business and graduate in four years. A soon-to-be alumnus majoring in finance and marketing, Schertzer has accomplished this goal but admits he never expected to grow and learn as much as he has along the way.
He credits the BBC with much of his professional growth. As a resident, he rarely missed a professional development session or corporate tour. He often volunteered to represent the BBC to corporate leaders and build relationships with faculty (relationships that eventually led to a part-time job). Later, as the BBC’s resident assistant, it was his responsibility to plan programs, as well as encourage newer residents to volunteer and get involved in service projects or group activities.
In 2010, he served as an intern with Allen & Company, putting his marketing and finance lessons in action to produce a “Dollars & Sense” radio show. He currently serves as an intern with Northwestern Mutual, where he meets with clients to determine financial strategies that will help them meet their goals. He plans to pursue a career in the financial advising industry, thanks, in part, to his internships and his participation in the invitation-only Applied Securities Analysis class, where students select, pitch, and buy stocks, investing real funds from the Student Managed Investment Fund.