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Alumni Spotlight, Luke Keck, Class of 2015

Why did your family chose Kennedy for your education? I came from an outside school district and instantly saw how Kennedy set itself apart. You hear the word “family” a lot at Kennedy, but it really does feel like one. I entered as a Freshman not knowing one person, but felt instantly embraced. Gaining a Catholic Education was always something that was important to me and my family. 

What is your favorite Kennedy memory? Winning Basketball Districts my senior year will always stand out. A lot of my favorite memories though, stem from the relationships that I formed at Kennedy. 

Did you have a teacher or class that was a major influence on you? Mrs. Rupinsky’s Calculus Class - she was an amazing teacher and mentor. Another one is Mr. Boyle’s senior year Religion Class because of the life lessons he gave to prepare us for the next stage of life.

Education/Professional Experience
College attended / Degree Held / Graduation Year:  Seton Hall University - Bachelor’s Degree in Finance - Class of 2019

What career did you choose and tell us a little bit about how you got there.
I just started full time with Goldman Sachs as a Financial Analyst in their Financial Planning division in their Washington D.C. office. I interned with Goldman throughout my senior year, a position I earned due to prior internships I held in the wealth management industry and the connections I made. Ultimately, I was offered the full time position in D.C. 

What professional accomplishment are you most proud of?
The grind of landing the initial internship with Goldman. I spent a lot of days sending cold emails introducing myself, sending resumes and scheduling phone calls with random professionals in the industry. Earning the initial internship my senior year was seeing everything come to fruition. 
What is a specific piece of advice you would give to a Kennedy senior? 
Enjoy college and have fun, it will be the best four years of your life. More importantly keep challenging yourself. At Kennedy you’re fortunate to be in an environment where you are constantly being challenged, whether it’s academically, athletically, or in any other organization you’re involved with. Make sure that carries over to the next stage of your life, continuing to challenge yourself and do things that will set you apart from others. Also, never underestimate the power of forming and maintaining connections and relationships.