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Next month, Matthew Bishop '02 (Harleysville, Pa.) will move to New York City to begin a career as a risk consultant. Bishop, an electrical and computer engineering major, was offered a position from Marsh & McLennan, one of the world's leading insurance brokers and risk advisers, in which he will act as a consultant and broker between insurance and reinsurance companies.

Last summer, Bishop interned for Marsh's information technology department, where he had the opportunity to work in the World Trade Center. After expressing continued interest in the business, he was hired as a full-time broker.

Bishop believes that Lafayette has provided him with the leadership skills necessary for the “real world.”

“I think that the analytical skills gained through my engineering degree will be of great use in my current position,” says Bishop. “Lafayette played a key role in my development both socially and academically. I am confident that the experiences obtained at Lafayette will serve as great training for my future endeavors.”

“One of my best Lafayette experiences was the opportunity to study abroad in Belgium for six months,” he adds. “A Lafayette professor accompanied the group and taught several classes so that we would not fall behind in the engineering curriculum.”

Bishop served as community affairs chair and head of student life for Student Government for two years, as well as being a resident advisor. He also has participated in Investment Club, Rugby Club, and Residence Hall Council.

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