Shadayah Gray, Banking On Our Future College Edition Intern

Bio. I am a new Banking On Our Future College Edition intern. My internship started February 22nd, 2016 and will end April 15th, 2016. I am located in the Washington, DC office. I was born and raised in Chicago, IL. I currently attend Howard University where I am a Finance  major in the School of Business. I plan to to graduate May  2018 with honors.

Goals. My professional goals consist of becoming a Financial Adviser for athletes and entertainers. I believe education is power. Therefore most of my community service revolves around enhancing the knowledge of someone else. During spring break, I visited Port Au Prince, Haiti as a volunteer to teach English classes.  Currently, I am in the process of coordinating a trip for 50 Chicago Public School High school students to visit Howard University for a week. There, they will shadow college students  to gain more insight into the overall college experience.

Why I chose Operation HOPE. I am interning at Operation HOPE because I have a strong desire to learn more about financial literacy as well as teaching others. During my time with HOPE, I want to learn more about saving techniques, investing, and more importantly, how to incorporate those techniques into my future career goals and help others. My goal as an intern is to learn more than I did on the first day, and to carry out the mission of HOPE in the best way possible. My goals for the future include becoming a Financial Adviser for athletes and entertainers as well as creating a community center in low-income neighborhoods. I am confident that my internship at Operation HOPE will allow me to learn the fundamentals of proper money management and financial dignity that I can share with my future clients and community at large.

HOPE Interns are students with a mission to assist and grow financial literacy globally. To learn more about Operation HOPE’s internship program, visit HOPE Interns.