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Huntsman Alumni Magazine - Winter 2018

Student Achieves New York Dream

Hadley Burton SargentWith the Manhattan skyline plastered across her bedroom walls, Hadley Sargent’s sights were always set on a career under the bright city lights. And this Spring, when she graduates with a dual major in marketing and business administration, she’ll pack her bags for a job with Goldman Sachs at their corporate headquarters in New York City.

Sargent may have always wanted to live in New York, but she didn’t always know finance and marketing would be a part of her career. It wasn’t until her second semester of college, when she took a marketing class, that she realized she loved the idea of being able to be creative and use data and be analytical at the same time.

“I would have never, ever thought that I would be going to Goldman,” she said. “I mean, I think my freshman year if you would’ve said Goldman Sachs, I don’t even know if I would’ve known what it was.”

To this day, Sargent doesn’t know exactly how she got the job in her dream city, since she only applied for the Dallas office location. But, she does know why she might’ve stood out against her competitors.

“During my internship, I worked really hard in the role I was assigned,” Sargent said. “I made sure to come in early to get my own work done so that I could have the rest of the day furthering my internship project or taking on additional responsibilities from my colleagues. By going above and beyond what I was asked to do, and by being friendly and professional to everyone around me, I believe that I set myself apart from other candidates.”