Emmerson Zhaime ’17 will start his postgraduate career as a technology analyst for Morgan Stanley’s wealth management division. In this coveted position, he will be developing apps and pieces of software to help wealth management clients navigate their financial portfolios and help financial analysts synthesize data to give more informed advice to clients.
This professional opportunity melds technology, finance and problem solving. As a computer science and mathematics double major, Zhaime looks forward to this first step after Hamilton.
“I like finance because it is one of the few sectors outside of academia where I can apply my mathematics skills (specifically statistics and probability) to reach an informed decision that will affect the day-to-day running of a company,” he commented. “I also like finance because it helps you understand how politics affects economies, and I think that is very important for everyone to understand since it affects everyone in some way.”
More importantly, however, Zhaime’s passion lies with computer science. “I chose computer science as a major because I like the satisfaction that I get when I finish working on a project. There isn’t only one solution to a problem, and you can be creative in your solution,” he explained. “I found that satisfying.”
Majors: computer science and mathematics
High school: Goromonzi High School
While Zhaime has secured an ideal position, he has even bigger plans for the future: going to graduate school to become a computer engineer.
This work experience will make him a more competitive candidate, he said, but for now, his focus is on succeeding in this position: “All the projects I developed at Hamilton in my computer science classes are going to help me easily learn the developing environment that I am going to use and have the resilience to battle through a project until I find a solution.”