August 21, 2023

By Haley Dittbrenner ’25

While living and working abroad, Eric Stein ’69 came to appreciate the importance of global business competency and cultural experiences. Prior to his death in 2006, he created the Eric Stein Fund for International Experience, which allows students in the Sigmund Weis School of Business to intern with companies around the globe. This year, 12 students were named Stein Fellows and spent their summers working abroad.

Finance major Connor McCormick ’25 interned with the accounting and advice firm CountPlus in Australia. He worked closely with the finance team updating company reports and writing data formulas.

“The greatest lesson I learned throughout my internship experience is how people in positions of leadership want to help you succeed and help you accomplish your goals,” McCormick said. “During my internship, I had numerous conversations with the chief financial officer about ways I can accomplish my goals. My supervisor and other members of the team pitched in and were always willing to help me solve an issue and answer any question I threw at them.”

McCormick, of Center Valley, Pennsylvania, credits the Sigmund Weis School of Business for preparing him for his internship in Sydney. He came into his internship familiar with the material and was able to adapt quickly. McCormick plans to pursue a career in investment banking before transitioning into private equity or the hedge fund sector.

“I know that it will take an insane work ethic and a lot of commitment, but I am excited to see what the future holds,” he said.

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