As a numbers individual and a individuals individual, WKU senior Seth Newby discovered an ideal profession match in monetary planning.
“I’m really very fortunate,” mentioned Newby, a finance main from Magnolia. “I form of knew what I wished to do fairly early on. I knew I preferred numbers and evaluation. However sitting behind a pc display screen all day lengthy shouldn’t be me. I like individuals. Monetary planning is that stunning mix of utilizing an analytic mindset whereas with the ability to assist and serve individuals.”
Newby, who has accepted a place with ARGI Monetary Group in Louisville, might be acknowledged Saturday because the Ogden Basis Scholar for the spring 2021 semester.
He’s honored and humbled to obtain WKU’s prime undergraduate educational award. He’s additionally grateful for the connections he’s made and the alternatives he’s had for tutorial, private, skilled and non secular development.
As a highschool senior making a school resolution, Newby’s perspective was merely to get a level and get a superb job. Then he visited WKU.
“There’s simply one thing totally different in regards to the environment right here,” mentioned Newby, the son of Freddie and Melissa Newby. “They talked in regards to the Spirit Makes the Grasp and also you’re like ‘What does that even imply?’ By the top of your 4 years right here, you’ve got a a lot better concept of what which means and also you get a glimpse of it even on a tour.”
Newby mentioned the WKU expertise – particularly his involvement within the Gordon Ford Faculty of Enterprise, Mahurin Honors Faculty and Christian Pupil Fellowship — widened his perspective on school.
“These three teams helped construct and bless me all through my time right here. Hopefully I’ve completed one thing in return.”
In his 4 years on the Hill, Newby served as an HonorsTopper, Gordon Ford Faculty of Enterprise Ambassador and Mahurin Honors Faculty H4 (Freshmen Retreat) Counselor; was lead analyst for the TVA Funding Problem and the CFA Analysis Institute Funding Problem; spent a semester overseas at Harlaxton Faculty; was Gordon Ford Faculty of Enterprise Dean for a Day; obtained the TD Ameritrade NextGen RIA nationally aggressive scholarship; and carried out analysis on election cycle market volatility throughout an internship with the Vanguard Group.
As an HonorsTopper and Gordon Ford Faculty of Enterprise Ambassador, Newby encourages potential college students to get plugged in with campus organizations, to develop relationships with professors and to maintain an open thoughts.
His mentors embrace Indudeep Chhachhi, Chair of Finance Division; and Ron Rhoades, Director of WKU Private Monetary Planning Program and Affiliate Professor of Finance. “Dr. Chhachhi and Dr. Rhoades are phenomenal educators, monetary professionals, and males. WKU could be very fortunate to have them,” Newby mentioned.
Of their suggestion letters for the award, Dr. Chhachhi and Dr. Rhoades famous that Newby has taken benefit of the alternatives provided at WKU and is properly ready for his skilled profession.
Newby summed up his WKU expertise and his aim to serve others in his Ogden Scholar essay.
“With all the chance and accomplishments many people have had right here at WKU, it’s crucial that we leverage our experiences and renewed views to create a greater international neighborhood. Our cost is to not boast of our mental prowess, cultural consciousness, or prestigious work expertise, however we’re known as to pay attention, to empathize, and to like the individuals round us, no matter who they’re or the place they arrive from,” he wrote.
“At WKU I used to be capable of finding a neighborhood that inspired me and challenged me to develop. I got here to WKU with a gross underappreciation of the influence this college would have on me, but the Hill has turn into my house the place I’m enveloped by a way of spirit and household. I’m eternally grateful for the expertise I’ve had right here and the affect it would have on the remainder of my life and people round me.”
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