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Ivan Alo

Hometown: Bloomfield, New Jersey
Year: Senior
School: Carroll School of Management
Major: Finance

My advisors at Boston College always emphasized that the earlier you start looking into career resources, the more opportunities you’ll have later on. As a freshman I began getting emails from the Carroll School about internships, mock interviews, and resume critiques. The summer after freshman year, I had an internship in investment management operations at Morgan Stanley. It was my first experience in a corporate environment, so I learned a lot about building rapport in a professional environment and developed a strong work ethic.
Sophomore year, I contacted about a dozen alumni to learn more about my field and find out how they got their start in finance. Last summer, I interned at John Hancock. Jazzman Parker ’11 put me in contact with the company’s recruitment coordinator, and the rest was up to me. I have a strong network of professional connections and advisors. Now that I’m about to graduate and enter the job market, I’m confident that I’ll find a job in my field.


Favorite place to study:
My dorm room
Biggest surprise about BC:
How involved students are outside of the classroom
A class that changed my life:
Business Law with Professor Thomas Wesner
Favorite BC tradition:
Tailgating for football games
Favorite place in Boston:
The North End (I love food)
Number of BC clothing items in my closet:
Where you'll find me at 7:00 a.m.:
In my bed, sound asleep
My “aha” moment:
Going to Europe—I gained a new respect for other people's ideas and cultures, which further shaped my own

To read about other Boston College students and learn more about the University, view the 2013-2014 Undergraduate Bulletin here.