Stevie Rudak | September 19, 2023
Building a Wealth of Knowledge
Noah Hunkele spent his summer shadowing financial advisors through internship with Morgan Stanley.
Finance major Noah Hunkele worked alongside seasoned financial advisors during his summer internship with Morgan Stanley — a prestigious investment banking and wealth management firm.
“Through this opportunity, I’ve found verbal and written communication skills to be the most helpful and valuable within the workplace,” Hunkele said.
Hunkele is one of several interns participating in Morgan Stanley’s Wealth Management Pathways Internship Program. The 10-week summer program allows college students to gain exposure to wealth management roles such as analyzing financial data, performing market research, and developing client relationships.
“Being able to actively listen, then present your ideas into a conversation, showed to be an essential skill in the workplace and building your network.”
“Most days, I receive training that covers various financial topics, have one-on-one mentoring sessions with one of the financial advisors, help to streamline the sales and operations processes, and work towards improving the client experience,” Hunkele said.
Adopting knowledge he gained from the finance program and coursework, Hunkele felt more than prepared for the experience.
“My previous classes emphasized the importance of interaction and engagement through many in-class discussions,” Hunkele said. “Being able to actively listen, then present your ideas into a conversation, showed to be an essential skill in the workplace and building your network.”
After completing the program, Hunkele gained a strong understanding of the role a financial advisor plays and their day-to-day responsibilities. The experience cemented Hunkele’s aspiration to explore a career in financial advising.
“I chose Brockport because I was looking for a school that would provide me with a high-level of academic quality and this internship helped to sculpt my future,” Hunkele said. “I have always had an interest in financial advising and it has only strengthened as a result of this opportunity.”