From Pakistan to NY Finance

Wednesday, Apr. 9, 2014 3:10 pm

Ahsan Rahim '11: Finance Careers, Liberal Arts, and GRINNELLINK

Ahsan Rahim '11's path to a finance career started in his native Islamabad, Pakistan, took him to Grinnell College in Iowa, and landed him in New York City.

A portfolio analyst at Alliance Bernstein, Rahim — and his supervisor, Martin Atkin, an investment director — talk about how his Grinnell liberal arts education gave him the skills needed to excel in finance.

Grinnellink, the internship program Rahim mentions, is just one of many ways our alumni help current students and recent graduates gain the experience and information they need to succeed in today's economy.

Rahim is now helping the next generation of Grinnellians, including providing internship information and visiting campus to share his experience with current students.

For more information about career services at Grinnell, see the Center for Careers, Life, and Service.

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