Helen Driscoll, CatholicU '24, is a Finance and Data Analytics student from Newport News, VA. She accepted a job as an ASPIRE Finance Associate at Baker Hughes.
Briefly describe your new job opportunity.
"After graduating, I will be moving to Houston, Texas for a position as a financial associate for Baker Hughes. A Fortune 200 company, Baker Hughes designs, manufactures, and services transformative technologies for the Oil and Energy sector. I will be joining Baker Hughes's ASPIRE program and following a two-year rotational Finance track. Throughout three rotations I will grow my global technical skills, gain exposure to finance-specific challenges surrounding energy, and develop my leadership skills. "
How did your Busch School and Catholic University education help you find this career path?
"Early in my career search, I discovered an interest in Oil and Energy. Unfortunately, the Washington DC area has very few connections to the field. The Busch School provided me with the networking skills necessary to build connections from the ground up in a hard-to-reach industry. The Catholic values taught by the Busch School guided me towards a company with similar moral values and commitment to both environment and society."
What activities were you involved in during undergrad?
"I was a member of DSAC for my freshman and sophomore years."
What were some highlights of your time at Catholic University?
"I have really enjoyed the opportunity to form close connections with professors and fellow students during my time at the Busch School."
What advice do you have for students during their job search?
"The most important piece of advice I have for anyone starting a job search is that you have to be flexible and confident. While there are many opportunities here in Washington DC, being willing to relocate is extremely attractive to many companies. Additionally, if you are interested in something, it is on you to make it happen. Being able to confidently reach out and build connections on your own will open up so many doors."