BWFA Institute & Internship Class of 2020

The goal of BWFA’s summer program is to provide guidance, educational opportunities and real life experience to our interns.

While we aim to make the experience as meaningful as possible for them, we too gain so much from our time together. It has been such a pleasure working with our summer interns over the years, including this summer’s impressive line-up.

While the summer program looked different this year courtesy of COVID-19, I was very proud of all the projects that our interns completed on an entirely virtual basis! We worked with each intern to identify and highlight their individual strengths whether that be in the area of technology, data analysis or design. Each brought their own unique strengths to the table in the variety of projects they worked on. Here’s an overview of some of their accomplishments.

  • They helped design our ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) Investing page on our website. This can be found under the Services tab at BWFA.com. Please check it out.

  • They created stock portfolios while observing the impact of COVID-19 on their selected investments.

  • They worked with different BWFA mentors to tackle the complex issue of revising the existing Social Security system and proposed changes to address many of its current flaws. The interns dedicated a significant amount of time collaborating, diving deep into researching complex economic topics, and crafting a well-reasoned and meaningful analysis of this topic. You can access their co-authored white paper “Social Security 2.0: The Great Compromise” on the BWFA Institute & Internship page of our website located under the About Us tab.

  • They attended weekly meetings via Zoom where they could ask me questions and explore any aspect of the financial services industry. I enjoyed this time tremendously!

  • Last, but not least, they assisted with the company’s internal operations by preparing various materials for the firm. This was a big help to our managers.

Thank you to Andrew, Jennifer, Annie, Cameron, Jake, and Steven for spending your summer with us and sharing your many talents! We hope you gained valuable experience, learned about the financial services industry, and enjoyed yourselves. BWFA wishes you all the best! Good luck to you all!!

Sincerely,
Rob Carpenter

ANDREW CADE
My name is Andrew Cade and I am currently attending the University of Maryland, hoping to attend the Robert H. Smith School of Business to pursue a degree in Marketing, and then majoring in another field of business as well. I plan on graduating in 2022 and possibly attending another year for a Plus 1 Master’s degree. My internship at BWFA has provided a lot of insight into the different aspects of business and has been a great learning experience, applicable to more than just the financial services field. In 10 years, I plan to be working for a marketing company or possibly in consulting in one of the big firms. A fun fact about me is that I love to try all different kinds of unique foods from all cultures and enjoy traveling to new places.
JENNIFER HORNOR
My name is Jennifer Hornor and I am a rising Junior studying Marketing and Finance at the University of Pittsburgh. Interning at BWFA this past summer has been an extremely valuable experience for me, as it has allowed me to develop both my professional skills and my confidence for future success. After I graduate from college, I plan to pursue a career in digital marketing, which will allow me to combine my interests in digital media and data analytics. In five years, I hope to live in the Baltimore- D.C. area and work at a company with an equally encouraging and rewarding environment as BWFA has been for me. A fun fact about me is that when I’m not working at BWFA,  I am coaching swim team and training for my first marathon!

ANNIE SHI
My name is Annie Shi, and I am a rising sophomore in the Kilachand Honors College at Boston University, majoring in Economics and Mathematics. I am interested in financial services and investment management, and interning at BWFA this summer has allowed me to pursue that interest while gaining a greater knowledge about the industry. Outside of school, I enjoy playing soccer, running, and discovering new music. I’m very grateful for the opportunity to have interned at BWFA this summer, and I hope to apply what I have learned to other professional experiences in the future.

CAMERON MARINO
My name is Cameron Marino, and I am a rising Junior at The Pennsylvania State University attending the Smeal College of Business where I am studying Supply Chain and Information Systems. At my internship at BWFA, I have gained important knowledge and interests in finance that I didn’t have before. This internship has been a great experience for me from a professional stance as well as a personal stance. My interests outside of school include watching sports, listening to music and traveling. I am thankful for this opportunity and hope to use the skills I’ve learned to help me succeed in the workplace in the future.

JAKE CANFIELD
My name is Jake Canfield, and I am a rising Sophomore in the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics at the University of Delaware. I am currently studying marketing, but plan on tacking on a finance major by the end of my sophomore year. During my internship at BWFA, I really have begun to understand the different components that go into finance. This opportunity I believe has really begun to prepare me for my professional career along with life aside. Outside of school and BWFA, I really enjoy sports, music, and working out. I am very appreciative of the opportunity I was granted with BWFA along with the skills they have helped me develop.

STEVEN STANISLAV
My name is Steven Stanislav and I am a rising senior at Virginia Tech University majoring in Corporate Finance. I plan to pursue a career in financial advising/planning following my graduation in May of 2021. Outside of school, I like to workout, fish, and I am an avid golfer. I am the biggest Washington Nationals fan you will ever meet and I am currently the Vice President of the Virginia Tech Club Baseball team. My internship with BWFA has been an amazing learning experience. The team at BWFA still managed to provide an incredible online intern experience for all of us during this pandemic. I have gained a lot of knowledge and actually felt that I was useful to BWFA this summer. I am sure that I wish to pursue a career in financial advising/planning after this summer.

 

ROBERT G. CARPENTER
President & CEO
rcarpenter@bwfa.com