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Success After the DePauw Investment Group

DePauw Investment Group alumni find success in their postgraduate careers

A Message from the Investment Group's Former President, Abby Hess:

"This group has taught me more than I could have even known to ask for in the beginning. It forced me to take on roles and say yes to things that I did not think I had the knowledge or capability of doing. The reason for this was because someone a little older and wiser saw something in me before I saw it in myself. At some point in your life, in order to achieve great things and reach your potential, you are going to have to step out of your comfort zone. Everyone will take this leap of faith at a different point, but I promise you that good things will come once you do. I want everyone to realize that a few years ago I was the shy girl who hated discussion-based classes and being the center of attention, who turned into the President of the Investment Group. Truthfully, I walked into each meeting knowing that wasn’t the most knowledgeable about any given topic that would come up and that TERRIFIED me. However, being scared never stopped me from showing up and offering everything I had to give.

I hope you all cherish the precious time you have at DePauw. Reach for more than you’ve ever accomplished and never underestimate the power of determination and passion. Countless opportunities and experiences are waiting for you, but you must put in the effort and pursue them.

No matter what, each one of you has the ability to:

  • Work Hard - There is always room for improvement; everyone is on their own journey so stay focused on your life and don’t let outside opinions alter your goals; someone is always watching and you don’t want to miss an opportunity 

  • Have Fun and Live in the Moment { see how work hard came first :) } - You’re only in college once so cherish each moment; employers want to know what you do outside of school

  • Meet New People - Network, network, network; your future boss may be sitting in the same classroom

  • Radiate Positivity - You’re never too busy to smile and say hello

  • Say Thank You - It takes a village to run DePauw and without each person, it would not be the same place we know and love

Keep up the fantastic work... and remember that the world is waiting for you to step out of your comfort zone and do something great!




*Alumni highlights coming soon.*