Persistence isn’t a trait you learn from a textbook. It’s something that comes with years of experience and set backs. Aaron Bartlett, B.B.A. risk management and insurance ’17, has shown that persistence pays off.
As an infant, his family moved to the United States from Guatemala to escape the violence that claimed three of his family members. Neither of his parents hold college degrees and at times were unable to provide him with the necessary advice and information many students take for granted.
By combining his personal drive with the knowledge he’s gained in his courses, Bartlett has forged a career in the financial industry, having worked for Northwestern Mutual and other firms.
Regardless of the obstacles ahead, Bartlett says he will remain focused. “If you’re persistent you’re going to figure it out wherever you go.”