Shane Mulqueen is a Senior in Finance at Auburn University, and will be graduating in December 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
Shane has always been heavily involved in FMA, even holding an Exec position for his last year. Unbeknownst to his fellow members, Shane has also been a member of the Auburn Sailing Club where he has competed in Regattas across the Southeast at schools including the College of Charleston, Georgia Tech and Eckerd College.
Originally an Electrical Engineering and Finance double major, Shane began college interested in doing something in the software industry. However, Shane decided halfway through his Junior Year he was “more interested in doing something analytical and quantitative”, so he made the decision to stick strictly to Finance. He also “enjoys the business people more” which he says was another big factor when deciding to switch majors.
After switching his major, Shane began to do a lot of independent research in factor-based risk models. He began by doing the Upgrade Capital Quant Competition which he stayed heavily involved in throughout his time at Auburn. Shane also constructed research reports based on his work with factor-based modeling which he would send to companies along with his resume.
I had the honor of being paired with Shane as a mentor when I joined FMA in the spring of my Freshman Year. Being so young, I was eager to learn and expand my knowledge on the industry. Shane was always so patient and willing to help, whether it was just helping with a simple homework problem or when I needed something outside of school, he was always there for me. It was incredible to know someone who genuinely cared about the success of those around him and was constantly willing to help anyone who needed it.
Shane said FMA has meant so much to him because: “It is great to be surrounded with people who care about their future and have the ambition to do what it takes to ensure their future is successful”. He appreciates everything FMA has done for him and wants to leave his fellow members with a piece of advice: “Start young. Don’t be afraid to change your mind. But most importantly, don’t expect classes to be enough.”
Shane recently accepted a job as a Junior Trader with Flow Traders where he will be taking six months in Amsterdam to complete his training before heading to New York. He plans to apply all the knowledge he has learned from his time at Auburn and his Internships at Regions, Bright Investments, UDA Technology and Blue Creek Investment Partners. Congratulations Shane, we’ll miss you! Write up by Matthew Harris