There are many reasons behind my decision to major in finance as an undergraduate business student. I can primarily attribute this to two parents who have been involved in the industry for a number of years. My dad worked in IT for Shearson Lehman and Credit Suisse, and my mother was an over-the-counter trader with Morgan Stanley and then Lehman Brothers. The atmosphere of a trading desk at a major Wall Street firm was overwhelming at a young age, but for some reason the high-energy, high-risk setting became something I wanted to be a part of.

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