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Nick Anketell '19

Hometown

Osterville, MA

Path

A young entrepreneur who is "always looking for that next big thing" succeeds in both business and mentoring.

A triple concentrator in Applied Analytics, Political Science, and Financial Services, Nicholas “Nick” Anketell ’19 is a driven student who is "always looking for that next big thing that drives me and takes me to the next big thing after that. At Bryant University, he’s found an education that lets him harness that drive and share it. 

Anketell found inspiration in his first-year Global Foundations of Business (GFOB) course taught by Management Lecturer David Greenan, where he developed a business plan to address a world issue. “Professor Greenan literally changed my life,” Anketell remembers. “He told me I can achieve greatness as long as I try hard and go for it.”

The course proved to be instrumental in other ways as well. “Before GFOB, I didn't know what an entrepreneur was or what a business plan was,” he says. “It exposed me to every single part of a business and helped me to understand the entrepreneurial mindset. GFOB inspired me to push myself and taught me how to succeed in the world.”

Since then, Anketell has started two businesses, Ank’s Aerials, a drone photography company, and the cloud services provider Amulet Technology Solutions. “Everything I’ve learned and everything I’ve done at Bryant has helped me,” he says. “It's really unique here. You get the tools and knowledge to start a company. You get what you need to go off and do it on your own.”

This year Anketell was elected President of Bryant’s chapter of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO), which helps students develop their entrepreneurial skillset through workshops, seminars, conferences, and competitions. “The mission of CEO is to give students the professional development they need to be ready for any type of workforce.” he explains. Members of the group, including Anketell, recently traveled to CEO’s Global Conference, where Bryant CEO was named one of the organization’s top chapters.

This semester CEO hosted a globally-focused pitch competition that challenges students to address a social problem in a third world country. Anketell, who recently accepted a position with Fidelity Investments' Investment Sales Development program, is thrilled to be a part of a project that helps to inspire students as he was inspired. “It’s amazing to watch it come full circle,” he says.

Real World Experience

Leadership

Senator Class of 2019 - Academic Affairs Committee, Bryant University Student Government
• Represents fellow classmates and enacts legislation to improve student experience

President, Bryant University Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization
• Manages a 10-member Executive Board responsible for creating a strategic vision for Bryant CEO, which helps students develop their entrepreneurial skillset through workshops, seminars, conferences, and competitions.
Portfolio Manager, Communication Services Sector, Archway Investment Fund
• Assists in managing 1.2-million-dollar multi-asset equity fund
• Managed Communication Services sector securities and ETF’s

Internships

Fidelity Institutional Asset Management Intern, Fidelity Investments
• Created an automated consultant relations tool in Excel to help reduce time spent on cleaning data
• Implemented a fully automated dashboard that continually updates to help visualize key performance indicators

A Connected Community

Bryant's purposeful student life delivers co-curricular immersion with an inspiring, collegial community. Students forge deep connections that last a lifetime.

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Samantha Sainvil '19

Combining diverse ideas and perspective is helping a student to manage a complex world.

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Michael Lynch, J.D., M.S.T., C.P.A.

"When faculty combine liberal arts and business, it’s like being Socrates in the morning, and Steve Jobs in the afternoon."

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Tiffany Venmahavong '17

A desire to change the world comes true through the Bryant Scholars program, faculty mentors, and a Fulbright Award.