• James Norman ’18
    Gordon R. Wenzel

October 01, 2015

The business school provides numerous resources to help guide students on the path to success, but some come
with enough drive, determination and intellect to forge their own path.

James Norman ’18, an accounting major from Bronx, N.Y., is one such student. This summer Norman interned with Moody’s Corporation in New York City. In the tax department of this World Trade Center holding company, he honed his accounting and financial skills and reaffirmed his dedication to the world of finance.

Norman is no stranger to the competitive world of business internships. In his junior year at the High School of Economics and Finance in the heart of the New York financial district, he interned with Ernst & Young Global, a “Big Four” audit firm. “[These internships] have shaped me into a better person because I have learned to appreciate and take advantage of every single opportunity,” Norman says.

When the time came to pursue a college education, the Sigmund Weis School of Business offered Norman just the opportunity he was looking for. As a part of the new Global Business Living-Learning Community, he has been able to grow and encourage his peers as they learn together. “I’m an O-Team [Orientation Team] leader for the incoming class, and I look forward to possibly becoming a Global Business Perspectives coach,” he adds.

Norman’s passion for business was sparked at a young age. He began learning about financial literacy in the fifth grade at the knee of his godfather. Initially excited by the prospect of earning his own money, Norman quickly cultivated a desire to help others through financial literacy.

“When I get older I want to go back to my neighborhood and teach students about financial literacy,” he says. “I also want to provide them with internship opportunities, just as I had, so that they can use this knowledge in the workplace.”