Anthony Gabra, a double major in Business Administration – Finance and Economics with a minor in Data Analytics, is set to graduate in the spring of 2025. Choosing a university can be a daunting task, but for Anthony, the choice was clear. He shares, “I chose Chapman because when I toured the campus, even though it was during the tail end of COVID, I still felt at home. This was not a feeling I had felt when I toured other campuses.” This sentiment speaks volumes about the unique atmosphere Chapman University provides, even during challenging times.

Diverse Involvements and Skill Accumulation

Anthony’s journey at Chapman goes beyond the classroom. His engagement on campus is multifaceted, ranging from academic pursuits to recreational activities. Managing a $4 million portion of Chapman’s endowment in the Student Managed Investment Fund, he states, “It has taught me more than all my classes combined.” His role in the on-campus gym and participation in recreational soccer showcase a well-rounded student experience. Anthony’s involvement in the Chapman Ambassadors program highlights his commitment to contributing to the university community.

As he delves into his academic journey, Anthony reveals the vast array of skills he has cultivated at the Argyros College of Business and Economics. “I’ve accumulated a wide range of skills. These include technical skills like financial statement modeling, company valuation, and econometric analysis, just to name a few. But I’ve also developed interpersonal skills such as leadership, conflict management, and communication.” His experience exemplifies the college’s dedication to providing students with a comprehensive skill set to thrive in the dynamic world of business.

Unforgettable Experiences: Walk Down Wall Street

A pivotal moment in Anthony’s Chapman experience was the Walk Down Wall Street trip. This immersive course took him to New York, where he visited banks and financial firms, gaining insights into their business models. Anthony recalls, “I got to explore the city, I made some amazing friends, and I got to try a NY pizza for the first time.” This experiential learning opportunity reflects Chapman’s commitment to providing students with real-world experiences that transcend traditional classroom boundaries.

Navigating the Future: Career Aspirations

As Anthony navigates his academic and professional journey, his long-term career goals remain focused on the finance field. With a summer internship at Bank of America as a Wealth management analyst, he expresses gratitude for the opportunities Chapman has provided. Anthony shares, “I am still figuring out what my career would look like. I believe my internship is a great start and aim to use it to help me figure out my long-term career goals.” His reflective approach and commitment to growth epitomize the Chapman spirit.

In conclusion, Anthony Gabra’s story at Chapman University is a testament to the transformative power of education and experiences. His diverse involvements, skill accumulation, and unforgettable memories illustrate the holistic and enriching environment the university fosters. As Anthony continues his journey, Chapman stands as a foundation that propels its students toward success, armed with both knowledge and a robust skill set.


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