Name: John Gallagher
Hometown: Mendota Heights, Minnesota
School: Seton Hall University
Major: Mathematical Finance
Hobbies: Basketball, golf, travel, reading
Social Sector Partner Placement
Placement Organization: ServiceCorps
Location: New York City
Organization Title: TBD
The three pressing reasons are the chance to serve, leadership development, and learning. My greatest strength is my work ethic, and I would love to see the impact I could make when I throw my weight behind a cause that I'm passionate about. Working in smaller organizations is an awesome opportunity, where individual effort has a much greater share of the output of the company, as opposed to a large organization, where employees are more like cogs in the machine. Working for a smaller organization forces you to take more initiative, generate ideas, and learn how to turn those ideas into reality. I have a gut feeling that this is an opportunity that I cannot pass up on. The ability to work with people who have different backgrounds and think differently than myself can only benefit me. I would love the opportunity to develop for a year with a passionate group of people. I think that I will see the world through a different, broader, and ultimately better lens after this fellowship.
Born and raised in Mendota Heights, Minnesota, John Gallagher will graduate from Seton Hall University with a major in Mathematical Finance and a minor in Economics. At Seton Hall, John was highly involved on campus, serving as an editor of the Stillman Exchange, a Senior Equity Analyst at the Student Managed Investment Fund, and a brother of Alpha Sigma Phi. After taking a Money & Banking course, he developed a passion for the financial markets and set out to pursue a career in the field. By leveraging contacts through his part-time job at the local country club, John landed a spot in the Sales & Trading analyst program at Citi. John is an avid Seton Hall hoops fan, and enjoys golfing, playing basketball, and snowboarding in his free time.
During his year with ServiceCorps, John hopes to learn about crucial social issues in our society such as climate change, poverty, and education. He hopes to leverage his experience at a nonprofit organization to be a better leader, give back to society, and make a meaningful difference in the lives of others.