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Giselle Betancourt

Giselle Betancourt, '20

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But that’s not all Giselle gained from her internship at Credit Suisse. She was also offered a full-time job working for the Fortune 50 company after graduation. 

“Meredith has prepared me for this next step by teaching me the topics I need to know to enter the wealth management and investment banking industry,” said Giselle. “Also, Meredith has taught me to be dependable and professional in order to work in such a setting.”

Giselle also said she has the business faculty to thank for preparing her for the next step. With a double major in accounting and economics and a minor in finance, she has been able to learn from many different experts in the field. 

“Other than always being there for when I have questions, they have always encouraged me and helped me reach my goal of completing two majors,” she said.

Two of Giselle’s professors, Anne York and John Giles, were particularly supportive during her time at Meredith. They each wrote her recommendation letters for the Dereck Whittenburg Foundation scholarship, which Giselle was awarded. “They wrote me extremely descriptive and well-thought out recommendations, and I feel very fortunate to have been a recipient of the scholarship,” she said.

Giselle also had the unique support of her twin sister at Meredith, Diana Beatancourt, ’20. Giselle and Diana have been by each other's side every step of the way through college, from choosing Meredith, to majoring in business, and even interning at Credit Suisse together. 

“As twins with similar interests, we have benefited from choosing to major in the same subjects,” Giselle said. “It allowed us to study together, encourage each other to do our best, and motivate each other whenever we were too tired.”

Giselle and Diana will take the next step together as well, as they both have accepted offers to work full time at Credit Suisse after graduation. 

“This means a lot to me,” she said. “It makes me happy to know that independently, we have each grown to be dependable, strong, and capable.”

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business administration   class of 2020   economics   finance