Ernesto Arguello ’15: "There is always a way – always"
Hometown: Managua, Nicaragua
Majors: Accounting, Finance
Path: Helping the people of Nicaragua
Ernesto Arguello first learned about Bryant from his high school guidance counselor – and much more through the University’s knowledgeable international admission staff. Both he and his mother felt strongly that Bryant would offer a great education, and he applied. Taking a leap of faith, he traveled more than 2,200 miles with a plan: keep an open mind to every experience and everyone he met.
“Choosing to attend Bryant was simply the best decision of my life. I have grown intellectually and as a person."
Now a rising senior, Arguello says: “Choosing to attend Bryant was simply the best decision of my life. I have grown intellectually and as a person, but the most important thing this school has taught me is that as long as you really want something, there is always a way – always.”
Arguello took part in the PricewaterhouseCoopers xTAX Competition and the PwC National Elevate Program that promotes management leadership skills. He is a peer tutor in Bryant’s Academic Center for Excellence. He is captain of the men’s varsity tennis team that advanced to the NCAA tournament for the first time in school history this spring.
As a junior, Arguello spent a year as a securities analyst in the Archway Investment Fund at Bryant, an academic program that allows students to learn investment principles. They manage a real portfolio valued at $850,000 in a simulated trading room that receives real-time news, information, and data. As a senior, during the second part of the program, he will serve as portfolio manager in the energy, material, and utilities sector. “This is one of the countless opportunities that Bryant offers to its students,” he says.
Arguello is interning this summer at PwC. After graduation, he plans to earn his CPA designation and work in the United States, gathering all the experience he can to bring back to Nicaragua.
“My dream is to help my country prosper and help future generations have a better life,” he says.