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Zach McCarthy

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Zach McCarthy
Finance Major
Phoenix, Arizona

Areas of Interest at SCU and LSB.
I am excited to enter the commercial real estate field upon graduation. The Real Estate Minor has helped me build a network of SCU alumni in real estate and learn more about the various job opportunities within the industry.

What are your SCU and LSB activities/general hobbies?
SCU Real Estate Association, Sigma Chi Fraternity, love to watch/play basketball and golf, went abroad to Dublin, Ireland.

What global experiences have you had in college? 
I went abroad to Dublin, Ireland during my junior year. It was my first time going outside the United States. I really enjoyed traveling to different countries and gaining a more global perspective on the world.

What internship/employment opportunities have you taken advantage of at LSB?
I worked at U-Haul’s Corporate headquarters during my first summer of college. After realizing I wanted to pursue a career within the commercial real estate field, I was able to intern at Stanford Real Estate under one of the Directors of Asset Management for the Stanford Research Park. This past summer, I was able to work as an Investments Intern for CA Ventures, a student housing developer based out of Chicago, Illinois. LSB and the Real Estate Association have provided plenty of connections within the real estate field, and the Real Estate Minor has been vital for making these introductions.

Favorite LSB class. Why? 
My favorite LSB class has been Real Estate Transactions with Matt DiNapoli. I really enjoyed the guest speakers Professor DiNapoli brought into the class, and Professor DiNapoli’s insight into the real estate world is invaluable.

What made you choose to attend LSB? 
I want to pursue a career in business and am excited about the alumni network and opportunities that come from being a student of the Leavey School of Business.

What advice you wish you had while applying to college? 
Look for a school that will give you the opportunity to shine and be a part of things going on around campus. Try to make as many connections as possible during your time at school as the value of connections and networking in the modern world is incredibly important.