Investment fellow shares the value of a supportive mentor

By: Megan Hanks Mastrola
May 11, 2022

Audrey Houck. (Marlayna Demond '11/UMBC.)

Audrey Houck

Degree: B.S., Financial Economics
Minor: Mathematics
Hometown: Leonardtown, MD
Plans: T. Rowe Price Investment Fellowship

“Here at UMBC, there is a network of people behind me to make sure I am successful.”

Audrey Houck ‘22, financial economics, got a first-hand look at what a finance career involves day-to-day when she was paired with a mentor as an intern at T. Rowe Price. “This was my first time having work experience in the financial world, and it is very different from what you learn in the classroom,” Houck explains. “It’s a steep learning curve.” 

With her mentor’s support and guidance, Houck was able to create a strong project, which led to a publication in T. Rowe Price’s internal research data center. “It was amazing having someone there every step of the way to make sure that you can take what you learned in undergrad and effectively apply it.”

Following her successful internship with T. Rowe Price, she’ll begin there as an investment fellow after graduation.

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