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Leavey School of Business Santa Clara University


Kaitlyn Staats
ACE Class of 2025

Why did you apply to the ACE Program?
I knew ACE as a program that helped facilitate training and professional development for business students interested in being leaders. I applied because I wanted to be surrounded by a community of like-minded achievers that were passionate about creating change and leading in business.

What other organizations are you a part of?

  • Co-president of Santa Clara Consulting
  • Program Assistant for Leavey Ambassadors
  • Real Estate Association

Summer Plans:
Last summer, I worked as an intern at Oaktree Capital Management. I helped the company value assets in their portfolio as an investment management firm. I got to work with other interns on an internal capstone project and presented my findings to members of the C-suite and management of the company. 

This summer, I will be working as an investment banking summer analyst at BTIG in San Francisco. 

Fun fact: I studied abroad in Milan in Fall 2023

What is one thing you are looking forward to this upcoming school year?
I am looking forward to continuing my involvement in my organizations, participating in senior events, and traveling once I graduate!