Samantha Seitz, double major in finance and marketing, landed an internship with JPMorgan Chase & Co., the largest investment bank globally, last summer. Seitz will be working as a full-time analyst with the firm upon her graduation.
Seitz was drawn to Seton Hall for several reasons. The University's close proximity to New York City, the individualized learning experience and the campus atmosphere were among a few reasons that the California resident chose the Stillman School of Business.
Throughout her academic career, Seitz secured two internships, maintained several leadership roles and volunteered her time with nonprofit organizations such as the American Heart Association.
During her sophomore year, Seitz interned for Lindora, a health and wellness company. The Stillman student handled finance and marketing work through managing the firm's social media platforms and conducting competitive analyses for products. In the summer of her junior year, Seitz secured an internship with JPMorgan Chase & Co. as part of their Global Finance and Business Management Analyst Program. Seitz's primary roles included assisting in the completion of asset and wealth management weekly reports and disclosures and creating operational procedures for incoming analysts to write future reports.
Upon committing to Seton Hall, Seitz was accepted to the prestigious Gerald P. Buccino '63 Center for Leadership Development. Seitz credits the leadership program for the motivation it has given her throughout her studies and the inspiration to advance her professional life. The program also enabled her to take classes in leadership development and expand her network through mentoring opportunities. The Center has ranked #1 nationally five years in a row.
"Samantha is a part of the family," said Michael Reuter, director of the Gerald P. Buccino '63 Center for Leadership Development. "This program's success is the product of several things, but perhaps one of most important, is the commitment and dedication of its students. Samantha's work inside and outside of the classroom has distinguished her from her peers and I am proud to have served her over her four years." In her four years, the leadership student helped raise $20,000 for the Valerie Fund and the American Heart Association to fight against cancer and promote public health initiatives. As a sister of Alpha Omicron Pi, she assisted in philanthropy events such as Spike Out Cancer. In addition, Seitz, a four-time executive board member of the Women's Leadership Initiative, feels passionate about contributing to the growth of women's presence in business.
Upon graduation, Seitz will continue working for JPMorgan Chase & Co. as an analyst in the Asset Management Clients Rotational Program. In that role, the Stillman senior will be researching, analyzing and developing investment strategies for institutions, financial intermediaries and individual investors globally.
"Seton Hall has prepared me for my career on Wall Street. Professors Reuter, Shannon, Modlin and Loviscek have all had a major impact on my undergraduate studies and taught me valuable lessons," said Seitz. "I am excited to embark on this new chapter and carry with me the lessons I learned as a student."