Andrea Zambolin, from Padova to New York city
Andrea Zambolin, began his educational and professional journey at the University of Padua with a bachelor’s degree in economics.
He is now a financial analyst at AMCAST. In the 2019-2020 academic year, he was awarded as one of the top graduates of his school.
I am Andrea Zambolin and I work as a financial analyst at AMCAST.
I obtained my Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Padua, and then went on to complete a Master’s degree in Finance at Baruch College through a Double Degree Program sponsored by the University of Padua.
My dream was to live in New York City, the world capital of finance, which is always active, vibrant, and constantly offers new opportunities to explore and meet new people.
When the University of Padua promoted the new Double Degree Program, I didn’t think twice before applying, passed the selection process and received a scholarship from the University.
Moving to NYC in 2019, I quickly realized that the experiences and opportunities here are unparalleled with any other city in the world. On the other hand, living in NYC also requires a full commitment as life goes much faster than anywhere else, with long and intense working hours, very limited days off, and high cost of living.
Despite the challenges, I have grown both personally and professionally over the past four years, and I have met interesting people from all over the world, learned about different cultures, and really opened myself up to the world.
From a professional standpoint, I have been rewarded for my hard work, and I am now a valued member of the AMCAST Team after starting as an intern in February 2020.
My main responsibilities include financial reporting, forecasting, budgeting, and conducting sensitivity analysis on new projects while monitoring key performance indicators and profitability.
I am also working on my leadership abilities, learning effective team management and striving to become a proactive leader in my Team.
Based on my personal experience, the American Dream is still very much alive!
As part of my ongoing career growth and development at AMCAST I have had the chance to travel regularly to conferences and meetings with new potential partners, extending my work trips with some additional days in unique cities like Miami and Las Vegas.
I also love hiking and spending time outdoors, so I made some of the best memories in the States in these trips, visiting the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona and the Rocky Mountains National Park in Colorado, just to mention some of them!
Although living in NYC can be challenging, one of the most difficult aspects is being away from family. However, I have been extremely lucky to have a very supportive family who have been there for me, especially during the Covid pandemic when I couldn’t travel back to Italy for over 20 months.
I’d like to emphasize that, even though I left almost four years ago, I maintain strong connections with Italy, going back every 6 months to visit my family while working remotely and keeping in touch with many other Alumni.
I believe that while living as expats, we should never forget where we came from and give back as per our capabilities.
I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity provided by the University of Padua to join the Double Degree Program, which acted as an exceptional launchpad for my career and personal development.
Having the chance to live the American Dream is a blessing and doing it in New York City makes it even better!
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