A Belk College of Business student is spending his summer learning the inner workings of the financial industry on Wall Street in New York City after being selected for a highly competitive scholarship program.
Kevin Briones-Tristan, a junior economics major from Greensboro, North Carolina, is participating in the RBC U.S. Pathways Program, which aims to expose traditionally underrepresented undergraduate students to careers in finance, as a global markets analyst.
Briones, whose parents emigrated from Mexico, is the first in his family to attend college. He has been able to interact with several Wall Street veterans.
“A piece of advice I keep hearing is that any smart kid can learn the job, it’s really about those who can put in the work and have the drive and ambition,” he said. "The RBC U.S. Pathways Program has made me even more determined to put in the work needed to succeed."
Students in the RBC program receive a $5,000 scholarship at the start of their first internship and a $10,000 scholarship at the start of their second the following summer.
During the spring semester, full-time student Briones worked two jobs, on campus in the Cato College of Education helping graduate professors compile data, and off campus as an analyst assisting loan officers at Movement Mortgage.
Read the entire story on the Belk College of Business website.