Patrick Brown started with HMFI in the spring of his freshman year and is now in his 6th semester with the organization. After completing the summer HMFI internship, Patrick became the head underwriter in the spring of his sophomore year and acted as the director for monitoring during his junior year. This spring Patrick will graduate with a double major in finance and accounting from the McDonough School of Business. I sat down with Patrick to get his thoughts on his history with HMFI.
Why did you originally join HMFI?
I originally joined HMFI because as a freshman in the business school I wanted to be a part of a business focused organization that helps real people overcome challenges beyond the scope of a college campus.
Give 3 words to describe the HMFI culture.
Entrepreneurial, inclusive, and team-oriented.
What’s one piece of advice that you would give to anybody who has just started with HMFI?
HMFI hired you all for a reason and the work that gets done is contingent on each and every member both doing the leg work and offering their own unique perspective. Never underestimate your own abilities and always be willing to ask for help.
Tell me about one memorable HMFI experience.
My most memorable HMFI experience would be doing the summer internship between my Freshman and Sophomore year and successfully disbursing our first loan to Yacine.
Which director scares you the most?
The monitoring director, Cara Bonanni.
In the near term I’ll be returning to Sagent Advisors to work in investment banking but after that who knows!