Graduates in the Spotlight

Sean Feibusch

Image of Sean FeibuschHOMETOWN: Danbury, Connecticut

MAJOR: Finance

MINOR: Accounting

WCSU DEGREE:  Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance

ACTIVITIES: President of the Finance Club, student tutor in the Ancell Learning Commons, volunteer at Dorothy Day Hospitality House, played intramural basketball, played in several off-campus soccer leagues

INTERNSHIPS: Financial Analysis Intern at Wells Fargo, Hyperion Intern at Praxair

HONORS AND AWARDS: Dean’s List every semester, Finance Department Award, 3.98 GPA



Sean Feibusch says he always wanted to major in one of the business fields and was a quick study when it came to math, so finance seemed like the obvious choice. “I also think that finance and accounting are the two most essential fields in understanding the inner-workings of a business, and thus studying them will hopefully be very helpful in my career after graduation,” he says.

“I decided to attend WestConn because it was local and affordable,” he says. “I lived and worked in Danbury and WestConn was the best option for me to go to school without traveling far away or burying myself in debt. There is also a certain comfort in being able to see my dog and eat home-cooked meals on a regular basis.”

Of the connections he made at WestConn who made a difference in his experience, Feibusch points to one of his professors. “Professor Carol Huang helped me consistently throughout my time at WestConn,” he says. “I took multiple classes with her, and she was the one who first encouraged me to become involved in the Finance Club. She also assumed the role of my academic adviser, helping me plan my classes and schedule, even though she had no responsibility to do so. She was always available for professional or academic advice and even though she would probably think it’s weird that I view her as a mentor-figure, she was definitely a huge help to me during my time here.”

Asked what he will remember most about his WestConn experience, Feibusch says, “I wouldn’t say that any individual moment or experience was particularly memorable, but I have met a ton of people who I think I’ll still be friends with long after I graduate in May.”

After graduation, Feibusch says, “I accepted a job as a financial analyst at Wells Fargo after interning there during the summer. I also plan to take the first CFA exam in December and go back to school and get an MBA after I’ve worked for a couple of years and feel that I’m ready for it.”

His advice to new students entering WCSU is: “My primary piece of advice to incoming freshmen, especially in the business fields, would be to get involved on campus early. A lot of employers want to see leadership and community involvement in job applications and WestConn has plenty of on-campus opportunities and student organizations where these qualities can be developed. In a non-professional sense, it also gives students the chance to follow passions that they might not have the opportunity to pursue after they graduate. Your time here is limited; make the most of it!”