Name: Henry Zhu
Hometown: Hefei, People's Republic of China
School: Indiana University
Major: Finance, International Business, B.S.
Hobbies: Traveling, cooking, photography, latin music
Social Sector Partner Placement
Placement Organization: Her Justice
Location: New York, NY
Organization Title: Legal Assistant
Role: Placed in the role of legal assistant, Henry preforms intake with prospective clients, provides legal information to clients, and assists staff attorneys in all in nearly all aspects of domestic and immigration law.
My sophomore year of college, I had to decide between two incredible opportunities. I had been nominated by Indiana University to work with a nonprofit microfinance organization in Bolivia through the Foundation for Sustainable Development when Citigroup offered me a place as one of seven Sophomore Investment Banking Summer Analysts. Choosing between these two options was incredibly difficult—I hoped to go into investment banking after graduation, but another long-term goal was to work at a nonprofit organization relating to microfinance and international development.
I ultimately chose to join Citi that summer, but since then I have been looking into how to integrate my interest in nonprofits with a corporate career, and I was excited to hear about ServiceCorps. Through the program, I hope to better understand the nonprofit sector so that later on, I can return to either the same organization or another organization in the nonprofit sector and utilize the skills I developed in the corporate sector to have a greater impact.
From Indianapolis, Indiana, Henry Zhu recently graduated from Indiana University with majors in Finance and International Business and minors in Spanish and Chinese. During his time at Indiana, he studied abroad in Seville, Spain and Vienna, Austria, where he worked at a Spanish social media analytics firm and an Austrian primary school. On campus, henry was involved with student organizations such as the Emerging Markets Journal and 180 Degrees Consulting. He has also spent two summers interning with Citigroup's Financial Institutions Group, and he will return to the group after his ServiceCorps fellowship. In his spare time, Henry enjoys learning to cook, improving his German and Portuguese skills, and traveling the world.