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Mathematics major Brian Regan ’06 (Springfield, Pa.) learned about the financial world through an internship with Timothy Nanni ’96, an independent agent with American Express Financial Advisors in West Chester, Pa.

“I learned the day-to-day operations of a financial adviser,” says Regan, an economics minor, who updated clients’ portfolio information in a specialized fund-tracking computer program. “Through the course of the internship, I learned a great deal about the responsibility of a financial adviser. This is how I usually learn — by observation. Overall, I was pleased with what I got from the internship.”

Nanni says Regan and another intern, economics and business major Matt Skellan ’05 (Media, Pa.), arrived well prepared for their tasks.

“It’s tedious work and it’s got to be accurate,” he says. “There’s no room for mistakes.”

Nanni adds that Regan was “very precise and thorough in what he did.”

“I wanted to get my feet wet in the financial world,” says Regan, adding that he met a few of Nanni’s clients and several fellow financial advisers.

Regan says he chose his major because he believes he’s always been good at math. Last school year, he finished in the top 25 percent of participating students in the national William Powell Putnam Mathematical Competition, which Time magazine calls “the world’s toughest math test.”

A graduate of Springfield High School, Regan is a percussionist in the Concert Band.

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