Christopher Blewitt '18
I got a job!, Internship
The next stage of life held a lot for Christopher Blewitt '18.
He returned to Mizuho Securities, where he began as an intern, after graduation as a full-time analyst on their Debt Capital Markets group. This position on Wall Street began in July 2018, and after a year with Mizuho, Christopher pursued an opportunity in the San Francisco Bay Area as a Marketplace Analyst for Forge Global.
The demands of being a Division I athlete might discourage many students from getting involved — but not for this one.
The finance and economics major was recruited from Bergen Catholic High School and ultimately joined the Saint Joseph’s University men’s lacrosse team. While athletics led him to Hawk Hill, Christopher showcased his well-roundedness off the field every day. With a 3.9 GPA, he’s earned the team’s academic award, made the SJU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll, won the Northeast Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year and was named to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-America® Division I Men’s At-Large Third Team. He is also a member of the Delta Sigma Pi national business fraternity.
Nominated for the NCAA Senior CLASS Award
Having graduated from Saint Joseph’s in May, Chris has been nominated for the NCAA Senior CLASS Award, which honors Division I student-athletes who have represented their universities in four areas: community, classroom, character and competition. “Chris has an incredible work ethic, is entirely selfless and holds himself and his teammates accountable,” says Taylor Wray, head coach of the men’s lacrosse team. “He truly is a remarkable young man, and everyone in our program looks up to him.”
Internships that offered a well-balanced set of experiential education
As a student-athlete on the lacrosse team, Christopher couldn't take advantage of traditional experiential learning opportunities like the co-op program. Instead, the summer before his sophomore year, he interned with the CIT Group, a middle market bank in New York City, and then, during the following summer, he worked with Mizuho Securities, a Japanese investment bank in Manhattan — who offered him a full-time position after graduation. "Both of these positions were wonderful experiences that allowed me to expand upon my coursework at Saint Joseph’s and helped me prepare for a full-time position,” he says.