Semona Skvirsky is currently a senior, and her area of study is Finance with a minor in Psycholgy. After graduation, she will be joining BMO Capital Markets in their Sales & Trading division.
What is your position and title at IMG?
Chief Executive Officer
How long have you been a part of the club?
Since spring of my freshman year, so 2 great years.
What is your most recent or upcoming internship/job?
I am graduating in May and will join BMO in their S&T analyst program.
Do you have any interesting interview stories?
I had a phone interview and my call dropped 2 twice during the interview. We were calling each other back and apologizing because we didn’t know whose fault it was. That was the day I confirmed that service really does suck in my apartment.
What are your hobbies?
I love photography and music. Both are ways for me to accept that I can’t/don’t sing, play an instrument, or paint, which are talents I would want to have.
Do you have any book suggestions?
The Kite Runner, The Alchemist, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Big Short
How do you cope with the stress?
Do as much as I can to lessen the burden of whatever is stressing me, but when all else is already exhausted I watch TV or La Voz auditions on YouTube.
If you could choose to do something else other than finance what would it be?
A photographer. I would ideally want to sell my own photographs in a villa and have exclusive, extremely detailed art shows/exhibits.
What IMG group were you in? Why do you like that sector?
I was on the healthcare team. My mom works at a nursing home and I grew up listening to her speak about insurance companies and medications. I think it’s an extremely important sector and I thought I could do a good job at representing the companies in it.
What career path are you pursuing and why?
Sales and trading. Simple but I like markets, I like talking about finance, and I think I’m a good fit for it.
What do you think is the most important part of the recruiting process?
Be prepared, be outgoing, and be genuinely interested in finance.
Feel free to reach out to Semona at email@example.com