As a student, Rebecca Reynolds ’21 worked as a financial controller with the Associated Students of the University of Oregon (ASUO), where she helped student organizations manage their budgets and meet their financial needs. She also served as a fundamental research analyst intern for DE Shaw and as an investment banking summer analyst for Evercore. The University of Oregon Investment Group (UOIG) and the Business Honors Program also counted her as a member.
During her final term at the university, Reynolds earned the 2021 Outstanding Finance Student Award, which is given to a graduating student each year based on grades in finance courses and extracurricular contributions to the college and department. She graduated from the UO in March 2021 with degrees in both economics and business administration with a concentration in finance.
What are your plans for the future?
At the end of June 2021, I joined Evercore’s New York City office as a mergers and acquisitions investment banking analyst. I interned for the company last summer and am excited to return.
How has the University of Oregon prepared you for your career?
The University of Oregon has so many opportunities to get involved in organizations that provide experiential learning opportunities. Extracurriculars such as the Business Honors Program and UOIG taught me real-life technical and professional skills that I was able to apply in my internships and that will carry over into my career.
What has been your favorite experience in the Lundquist College of Business?
The Business Honors Program gave me the opportunity to meet other driven students who ended up becoming some of my closest friends. The friendships and network that I formed through the program will definitely last into my career.
What piece of advice would you give to incoming students?
Find people pursuing similar post-graduation career goals so that you can support each other throughout the networking and recruiting process.
—Grace Summers ’21