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Matt HamiltonMatt Hamilton

Daytime MBA | Class of 2014

 

Born and raised in sunny southern California, I never thought I’d end up on the East Coast — let alone North Carolina. I studied economics at Brigham Young University in Utah and then lived abroad for a couple years in Spain, and somehow the golden state sucked me back time and time again.

Before coming to Fuqua, I worked for a large asset manager in Newport Beach, CA. After a few years in the industry, I knew that I wanted the experience, learning, and diversity of business school and somehow through a series of unique events (read more here and here) I ended up at Fuqua.

As a father of two small children, Fuqua is a fantastic fit for me and my family. We’ve enjoyed the school’s inclusive and well-organized partners and family events. The Durham area offers great neighborhoods, parks, and family recreation.

My summer internship was in New York City working for a major financial services firm in high yield bond research and trading. The experience definitely solidified my appreciation for what I’ve learned since coming to Fuqua. After just one short year, I really felt much more capable, qualified, and poised when the pressure was on and I felt very happy with my decision to come to Fuqua.

Fuqua Activities: I’m Co-President of the Asset Management Club, and involved with the Latter-Day Saint Student Association and the Outdoors Club.

 

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