Angeline Mathew doesn’t fit into a mold, she breaks them. A native of Dubai, Mathew moved to San Antonio with her family when she was 12 and graduated from Health Careers High School.
She entered UTSA as a pre-med major and will leave this week with a BBA in finance. “I stumbled upon finance,” said Mathew, who is the president of the Financial Management Association. “I’m an analytical thinker and finance requires critical thinking. With my international background, I was also looking for a career where I could travel.”
Mathew’s spark for finance was fueled by Ron Sweet, lecturer II in finance and advisor to the Investment Society. “I credit my success to Professor Sweet and the Investment Society,” said Mathew, who is the mergers and acquisitions chair in the Investment Society. “It was fun to be a part of the boys club. I developed a great circle of friends.”
Wanting to broaden this circle, Mathews co-founded the Financial Management Association, an organization that provides professional, educational and social development for business students. With a more corporate finance focus, the organization exposes students to different facets of finance careers and professionals.
Defining her own professional future, Mathew completed several local internships including a nine-month stint as a research analyst with South Texas Money Management, an independent investment management firm founded by UTSA alumnus Jeanie Wyatt, MBA ’86.
Building upon this experience, she applied last fall to Deutsche Bank and received a call back before winter break. Deutsche flew her to New York City to participate in their “Super Day” interviews. After a daylong interview process, she received an offer to work as a leveraged fixed income analyst in their Wall Street offices.
Mathew will train this summer in London. She has been told to anticipate 60-80 hour work weeks.
“I’m excited,” said Mathew, who admits to living and breathing finance. “They saw something in me. It is humbling to think of where I came from and where I’m going. I look forward to thriving in the city.”
And while Mathew is excited about her future prospects, she will look back fondly on her days at UTSA. “UTSA is always going to be a special place for me–where I discovered myself as a person,” said Mathews. “I’m going to miss the faculty and friends that I’ve made throughout the years, but I’m ready to tackle the next challenge.”
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