Thanks to Nick Rella ’15, an Enterprise Account Manager at Bloomberg, who spoke with members of the BFI (Business, Finance and Investment) Club on Wednesday, March 31 about his career with the financial, software data, and media company.
During his years at MBS, Nick was a leader of the BFI Club as well as a captain of the football and lacrosse teams, a Peer Leader, a Blood Drive Coordinator, and an enthusiastic member of the “Crimson Crazies.” A graduate of Gettysburg College, Nick joined Bloomberg in 2019 in their Analytics Department before being promoted to the company’s Enterprise Sales team. In his role, he works directly with department heads of mid to major investment banks in an effort to cultivate a seamless partnership and ensure their firms are taking advantage of the Bloomberg terminal and the company’s other professional services.
“From the moment I wake up, I am constantly consuming news and research so I can be informed about what’s going on in the world,” he told the students. “The markets don’t sleep, and everything is completely global. I try to be an inch deep and a mile wide with the wealth of my knowledge so I’m never caught off guard in a conversation.”
He said that his favorite part of his career is being in a fast-paced and innovative environment. “There are so many smart people around me that I get to learn from and grow every day,” he said. “The culture here is so innovative and high-tech, and it’s also extremely collaborative. I work with people from all over the world.”
In a Q&A with the students, Nick spoke about his typical work day, and offered advice on interviewing and finding a job. “I would encourage you to build your LinkedIn profile and network, network, network,” he said. “Use your families and friends as resources and reach out to people to learn more about the work that they do. Be curious and ask questions. Above all, don’t be afraid to pick up the phone.”
Nick said that Morristown-Beard School helped him develop the skills and habits that he relies on in his work every day.
“I genuinely credit any of my successes I had in college and in my career thus far to what I experienced during my time at Morristown-Beard,” he said. “MBS taught me how to speak with people, be professional, be inquisitive, ask the right questions, how to learn, and how to think. I’m eternally grateful because I use all of these lessons on a daily basis with my job.”