Notice of Online Archive

  • This page is no longer being updated and remains online for informational and historical purposes only. The information is accurate as of the last page update.

    For questions about page contents, contact the Communications Division.

Matt Tambellini ’03 (Millville, N.J.) is trading and selling securities, calling clients, and completing administrative work for a Bethlehem brokerage service. He will receive academic credit for the semester-long internship with Jack McDowell, an associate of LPL Financial Services.

‘‘I am basically shadowing him in all that he does during a typical work day,’‘ explains Tambellini, a double major in English and business and economics. ‘‘I have called several clients and other possible clients already.’‘

‘‘I began this year very unsure of what I want to do as a career. I know I want to be somewhere in the financial services industry and through this internship, I will get a glimpse of one aspect of this industry and hopefully have a better bearing on other aspects of the financial services sector as well,’‘ he says.

While interning with Aetna Inc. this past summer, Tambellini worked primarily with budgets at the large corporation. Now he is focusing mainly on securities and the stock market at McDowell’s home-based business.

‘‘I really like how interactive Mr. McDowell allows me to be. If he calls a client, I call a client; if he is doing stock analysis, I am doing that as well. He is very concerned with how much I learn and the benefit that I get from this internship.’‘

Tambellini is pleased with the many opportunities Lafayette offers. ‘‘Lafayette provides many options for students to become engaged in academic experiences, the internship and the EXCEL Scholars program being the two most notable I have seen.’‘

‘‘In terms of the internship program, these positions are directed specifically towards Lafayette students,’‘ Tambellini adds. ‘‘It is incredible to have companies that are eager to give you an internship. You seldom find that, and it is a great asset to my academic development.’‘

Tambellini is a member of Omicron Delta Epsilon, the economics honor society, and has made Dean’s list every semester. He is captain of the varsity baseball team and a peer mentor for student athletes. He has been on Lafayette’s athletic honor roll and the Patriot League athletic honor roll. He has been a member of the Patriot League Baseball All Star Team and was named Verizon District II Baseball Academic All-American. He is treasurer of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, for which he previously served as social chair. He also is a member of Newman Association, and has been a Habitat for Humanity volunteer for the past two summers. He was the orientation chairman for the class of 2006.

Categorized in: Academic News