Zaccari Bell ’17
Type of Alma Venture experience:
Summary of your experience:
What did you learn as a result of this experience?
I learned a variety of sectors of the financial planning field. Some weeks I shadowed and aided financial advisors, others I learned about tools and how data is collected and processed to support the financial advisors in the field. Each week was a new perspective on the industry.
How has your Alma Venture solidified or altered your career goals?
Being able to see how this is done was a great way to get a glimpse of why I want to do this and how I can be a great advisor in the future. All in all, this was a great experience for me to realize what talents I have and implement them in a way that creates value.
What was the most rewarding experience during your Alma Venture?
The most exciting thing was the hands-on observation and learning. There is nothing closer than to actually do the work yourself, giving me one of the best experiences possible.
What advice would you give a student considering this type of Alma Venture?
This gave me a huge edge over my peers going into this type of field. In addition, working with AIG as a parent company provided me with high recognition on my resume, which also helps me gain a step on my competition.