April 30, 2012
This summer CSU economics student Andrew Firstman has been offered an internship in the New York City private banking office of Credit-Suisse, a prominent and growing Swiss bank. This highly competitive position heralds CSU’s Department of Economics and Andrew as one of the top in the nation beating out applicants from some of the nation’s top universities.
“I’ve been working with the Society of Global Health Researchers in Action since fall term of 2011," Firstman said. "It’s a community of intelligent, driven people as much as it is a goal-oriented organization. They respect how busy you are as students, but still push you to succeed like you never thought you could. If not for SOGHR I’d have a job as a waiter this summer instead of working on Wall Street.”
At first, Firstman was only involved in the unique organization because the research was interesting to him. Since then, he has contributed to research into the economic viability of producing biofuel from poppy seeds in Afghanistan, helped the organization grow towards cohesion and stepped into a leadership role in the process. SOGHR’s unique mix of semi-structured goals and individual autonomy was exactly what he needed to succeed, said Firstman.
Firstman’s hard work was recently recognized by his colleagues as he was elected Co-Vice President of the CSU SOGHR chapter along with Elle Sundar who will be spending her summer in Estonia as an intern with the U.S. State Department.
Contact: Ashlyn Cancellieri
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