As the son of diplomats, Sandro Azzam, MFin ‘23, enjoyed a global childhood: Italy, Lebanon, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, and South Korea. As a future corporate financier, he found an intellectual home at MIT. At Sloan, he’s involved with the Student Senate and is vice president of the Management Consulting Club. This summer, it’s off to the Midwest for an internship at Boston Consulting Group in Chicago. Someday, he hopes to combine his love of politics and finance to drive change through a role in the public sector.
Sandro arrived in Kendall Square directly from Università Bocconi in Milan, eager to sharpen his financial acumen right away.
“My motto is: First, you learn; then; you earn; finally, you return,” he says.
Why choose MIT? Sandro says, “MIT is the only master of finance program in the United States that’s truly a master of finance and not a master of financial engineering. It lets you explore all the topics of finance, not just quantitative finance. There’s also a special emphasis on what MIT calls Action Learning: learning by doing. We’re paired with real-life companies, and I think that’s unbeatable.”
See what a typical day for for Sandro looks like in the photo gallery below!