Nicholas Martens, CatholicU '24, is a Finance and Accounting student from Smithtown, New York. He accepted a job as a Risk Management Analyst at JPMorgan. 

Briefly describe your new job opportunity.

"I will be working in JPMorgan's Corporate and Investment Bank as a credit risk analyst. My team specializes in risk assessments for asset managers and funds."

How did your Busch School and Catholic University education help you find this career path?

"The Busch School guided me towards valuable internships and opportunities that effectively equipped me for a career in finance. Through the ELEVATE program, I secured an important and valuable internship my sophomore year. With the support of my finance and accounting professors, I've developed skills sought after by top-tier firms, positioning me for success in the finance industry."

What activities were you involved in during undergrad?

"Varsity rowing, ELEVATE program, Cardinal Fund Analyst, Student Athletic Advisory Committee."

What were some highlights of your time at Catholic University?

"Being part of the rowing team has been transformative for me. It has not only provided the platform to compete and forge meaningful friendships but has also been instrumental in the ongoing development of a team-focused skillset. Being a part of a competitive D3 team has also allowed me to balance my academic needs, internships, and various extracurricular activities while providing an opportunity to compete at a high level."

What advice do you have for students during their job search? 

"Embrace the opportunities presented to you and don't be afraid to take risks. Apply for any positions that might align with your interests and use those opportunities as a platform for learning, growth, and developing marketable skills. Participate in events, and don't hesitate to ask questions."