No. 2, Collin Barthel, Intern at BNP Paribas
A senior from Indianapolis, Indiana, Collin Barthel took his talents to New York City this summer.
“Currently, I’m working in Sales & Trading at BNP Paribas in New York City. My responsibilities there include daily market reports, specific sector research, and presenting trade ideas to the team.”
So how did the forward end up there?
“I landed this opportunity through a network of athletes from the University of Chicago. There were a couple of current and former football and baseball players that helped me get my foot in the door. And the bank itself has a great culture, with a good balance of excitement and competition, which seemed like a perfect fit for me.”
What does Barthel love most about the position?
“My favorite part of the job so far has been the fast paced environment, as well as generally just getting more exposure to the finance industry. I’ve truly enjoyed meeting everyone at the company too, and extending my business network to people I never thought I’d be able to meet.”
The senior certainly credits UChicago for allowing him to network within his field.
“Being a UChicago student has helped me tremendously in networking, and ultimately being able to meet with the right people. It has also taught me how important it is to study my craft so I can prepare for whatever may happen in my business career, down the line.”
But you better believe he is also preparing for the 2017-18 season.
“Although I’ve been rather busy with my internship this summer, I still made sure to join a gym out in NYC in order to stay in shape for the upcoming season. My teammates and I are all really excited to get back and start things up again.”