As one of two first generation siblings attending college, Devin Reinert is working diligently to complete his degree and take advantage of all Northern Kentucky University (NKU) has to offer. Devin’s ambition for success comes from personal obstacles he faced during his upbringing and his desire to overcome those challenges to provide an even better life for himself and his family. At the start of his collegiate career, Devin enrolled at the University of Cincinnati as an engineering student before realizing his true passion for finance and currency trading. This passion led Devin to transfer to the NKU Business Administration program to pursue an undergrad degree in finance.
Currently in his junior year at NKU, Devin joined Education at Work’s program in 2016. He is working in a customer support role with a large financial services client. In his part-time position, Devin has gained insight into personal finance best practices and general work skills. He has learned how to create an effective strategy for retirement savings, how to interact with a supervisor, and how to network effectively. Devin regularly networks with his supervisors and asks questions to help further develop his business acumen and communications skills.
EAW’s program is a place where Devin feels college students can thrive by gaining real-world job experience, building meaningful relationships, and utilizing the resources provided as an incubator for career development. In addition, Devin has successfully earned over $7,000 in tuition assistance through EAW to help pay for his education and reduce his student loan debt.
Last year, Devin had the opportunity of a lifetime to travel abroad and work in an internship with a global financial services company based in London. After his “semester” abroad, Devin has a new perspective on global financial markets and discovered his true passion for currency trading. As a result, he hopes to go back to London after graduation to work for a few years before returning to the U.S, ideally in Boston. Through his coursework and his own outside study, Devin is learning how to perfect the skill of global currency trading. The EAW team is proud of Devin’s ambitions and looks forward to watching him succeed within the financial services industry, both here in the U.S. and overseas.