WellesleyWeston Magazine

SUMMER 2015

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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Cam Parker > Davidson College (Davidson, North Carolina) Class of 2015 Graduated with a liberal arts degree in history and a job waiting for him as a full-time business analyst for Deloitte Consulting in their Boston office. "I'm not sure I'd be such an advocate for a liberal arts education if I didn't have a job lined up," admits Cam, who grew up in Wellesley and attended St. Paul's School in New Hampshire. Cam was uncertain if he wanted to pursue a career in business or education directly after graduation, yet he is certain that at some point in his career that he wants to work in industry and also teach high school English or history. Deloitte recruited for summer interns at Davidson College. Cam applied for and secured an internship in Deloitte's Business Analyst Summer Scholar program between his junior and senior years. Cam explains the value of the experience, saying, "My summer internship convinced me that the business world could be home to someone who wanted to continue his education. I realized that I didn't need to be in a physical classroom every day. Through the people I met and the experiences I had, I determined that I wanted to return to Deloitte after graduation as a full-time analyst." In January 2016, when Cam starts his job as a member of one of Deloitte's traveling project teams, he will call upon the qualita- tive and quantitative skills he developed at Davidson to assist clients in several sectors — technology, energy, retail, finance, health care, and life sciences. Cam's advice to future college graduates: Be proactive; search out alums from your high school or college just to learn about what they do. Even if it doesn't lead to something, it will open your eyes to potential careers. And remember, don't take yourself too seriously. Taylor Friedman > Hamilton College (Clinton, New York) Class of 2014 Landing that Elusive First Job 96 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s u m m e r 2 0 1 5

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