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MSB alum Eric McCarthy landed his dream job

After three years in Charlotte and one studying abroad at the London School of Economics and Political Science, Queens alumnus Eric McCarthy '11 is now finding his stride in the city that never sleeps.

"New York is a young professional's dream," said McCarthy. "There is always something to do."

McCarthy works with Morgan Stanley's Financial Control Group in Manhattan, analyzing data and helping prepare presentations for his team. When he's not crunching numbers on Wall Street, McCarthy lives out his alma mater's motto, "not to be served, but to serve" as a mentor with a program called iMentor. The New York-based organization pairs volunteers up with high school students from underserved communities.

"Queens is a big reason why I am here," said McCarthy."[The university] enabled and empowered me . . . and I am forever grateful for the top-notch preparation that the institution has given me in order to make me a successful and productive world citizen."

McCarthy eventually hopes to attend graduate school at either Columbia, UPenn or Harvard. In the long run, he'd like to start his own business that mixes his talents in finance and his love of philanthropy.

"I'd like to establish organizations that accomplish my twin goals of offering alternatives to traditional finance and leveling the playing field with respect to who can fully participate in our capitalistic society," McCarthy said.

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