Honors Carolina’s Go Anywhere Initiative is comprised of a team of career coaches, an innovative career development curriculum, and a dynamic technology platform designed to facilitate student career exploration and alumni engagement. These elements, along with a robust schedule of events and activities, are key components of the Honors Carolina Difference—a guided journey toward a successful career and a purposeful life.
John Hu, a senior majoring in business and computer science, knows exactly what he’s going to do when he graduates in May. He has a job lined up at Goldman Sachs in New York, where he will be working as an investment banking analyst at one of the world’s leading financial firms.
A life-long techie, it wasn’t that long ago that John planned to pursue a career in technology. He spent two summers working at tech firms, but soon realized he was looking for something more fast-paced and meaningful. As someone who always enjoyed following the markets, investment banking proved to be a perfect fit for John.
He took advantage of connections he made through Honors Carolina to land an internship with Goldman Sachs.
“The Wall Street recruiting process is incredibly intimidating,” John says. “If you don’t have a mentor to help guide you, it’s tough.”
Career and professional development workshops helped John sharpen his skills and connect with Honors Carolina alumni who provided invaluable assistance.
“Honors Carolina opened a lot of doors for me. It helped me make meaningful connections with people who were very open and enthusiastic about helping me prepare for the recruiting process because of our shared experience. I’m extremely grateful to the Honors Carolina network for getting me to where I am today.”
Once John started his internship, the relationships he forged through Honors Carolina continued to pay dividends. “They were always there to support me and make sure I was getting the most out of my internship experience.”
His advice to other students: “Do something that you are genuinely passionate about – and once you find that passion, devour it. Talk to everyone you can, read everything you can. Embracing my passion for the markets really helped me in the interview process.”
The Home of Honors Carolina
Walk into Graham Memorial and you will frequently find Honors Carolina students gathered in the comfortable oak-paneled lounge on the first floor. This is where students come to study, relax and discuss the news of the day.
The Go Anywhere Initiative will connect students with top-tier employers, strengthen alumni networks, and foster increased philanthropic support for Carolina by future graduates. It’s all about Carolina people helping Carolina people.
Chad and Blake Lowery Pike, ‘93