UTEP Finance Major Awarded Diversity Scholarship
Last Updated on November 17, 2021 at 12:00 PM
Originally published November 17, 2021
By Laura L. Acosta
UTEP Marketing and Communications
Eduardo Sano, a finance major in The University of Texas at El Paso’s College of Business Administration, was awarded a $10,000 scholarship from PGIM, the principal investment management business of Prudential Financial Inc. (PFI).
Sano was among 242 interns from 105 universities who participated in PGIM’s Ron Andrews Diversity Scholarship (RADS) Program in summer 2021.
From June to August, Sano interned with PGIM Real Estate’s debt originations team in Chicago, where he was involved in financial modeling of potential new deals, market research and due diligence during the deal process. He also networked with PGIM’s senior executives and worked with a mentor.
“I want to go into a career in finance because I love the analytical side of the industry,” said Sano, a member of the University Honors Program and vice president of the UTEP chapter of Delta Sigma Pi, professional business fraternity. Sano has been offered a job as an investment analyst at PGIM Real Estate after he graduates from UTEP in May 2022. “Being able to see whether or not an investment can pay off is very rewarding. Additionally, finance is part of every industry, so your options are very wide with a degree in this field.”
RADS was established in 2020 in honor of Ron Andrews, retired head of human resources for the U.S. businesses of PFI, to help advance diversity in the asset management industry.
Winners receive a 529 Savings Plan funded at $10,000, a paid internship, mentorship and professional development opportunities.