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Amazing Student – Pacen Kennedy

Texas A&M Department of Economics Amazing Student
August, 2022


Pacen Kennedy


Austin, TX

High School:

Cedar Park High School

Degree objective:

Bachelors of Science in Economics

Expected graduation:

May 2023

University highlights, awards, scholarships:


Clubs/Organizations I am (was) a part of:

Horizons – Investment Banking Guild, Aggie Investment Club, TAMES

Current employment:

Investment Banking Summer Analyst at Perella Weinberg Partners

Family ties to Texas A&M:

I am the first person from my family to attend Texas A&M.

I chose to attend Texas A&M because…

I had always thought the school had an interesting history and strong culture, which I knew I would enjoy.

My favorite things to do on campus are…

I enjoy watching A&M sporting events and visiting the driving range at the golf course. Most importantly, I enjoy leading the Horizons program, where I have helped many friends and members land their dream jobs on Wall Street.

When I have free time, I like…

Being with my friends and family, traveling the world, and playing the electric guitar.

The craziest thing I’ve done is…


My favorite place to study is…

With my friends at the POV coffee shop.

My favorite ECON professor is…

Dr. Edwardson and Dr. Naufal

My favorite part of being an Economics student is…

Learning the fundamentals of how the world and global economy operate. I believe economics trains students to think in advanced ways to solve complex problems.

If I could share an afternoon with anyone, I would love to share it with…

Eddie Van Halen (if he were alive).

If I knew I could not fail, I would…

Start my own firm.

If money was not a consideration, I would love to…

Travel to almost every country in the world over the course of a year.

What is your passion and how are you committed to pursuing it?

My passion is within the fields of finance and economics. I enjoy learning these topics in the classroom and find the work on the job even more interesting. I am committed to pursuing it by doing well in my schooling and internships, which will translate to success in my full-time employment. Additionally, I am committed to helping aspiring students pursue the same career path.

After graduation, I plan to…

Return to New York City to work in the Mergers and Acquisitions group at Perella Weinberg Partners. I spent Summer 2022 in NYC and really enjoyed meeting many people, learning many skills in my internship, and exploring the city.

The one Texas A&M experience I will always remember is…

Making many life-long friends.