RESUME 

 ABOUT ME 

Height: 6'3"   |   Eye Color: Brown   |   Hair Color: Black

My passion lies in being a scholar, athlete, and traveller all at once. Whether in the hinterlands of China or on the pool deck, I connect with others by trying new things, taking risks, and asking questions. I am primarily interested in the intersection between tech and  investment banking. To this end, I am currently seeking internship opportunities and would be more than happy to get in touch. You can reach me at my email: luciusgao2001@uchicago.edu

 EDUCATION 

University of Chicago

Bachelor of Arts in Economics spec. Data Science

Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science spec. Data Science

Cumulative GPA: 3.6/4.0

Chicago, IL

Expected June 2023

Relevant Coursework: Theory of Algorithms, Discrete Mathematics, Machine Learning,  Computer Architecture for Scientists, Intro to Human Computer Interaction,  Math Methods for Machine Learning, Intro to Computer Science I/II,  Intro to Computer Systems, Elements of Economic Analysis I-II-III, Math Methods for Social Sciences, Linear Algebra, Statistical Models and Methods, Calculus II/III

Fort Collins High School

High School Diploma

Fort Collins, CO

2015 – 2019

Ranked 5th of 411 |  GPA: 4.12/4.00 |  SAT: 1560/1600 | ACT: 34/36

 EXPERIENCE 

Truist Securities

Investment Banking Summer Analyst – FIG                          

Atlanta, GA

Jun. 2022 – Aug. 2022

  • Engaged in due diligence and financial analysis in a minority equity sale for a POS lender operating within the medical financing space

  • Assisted in creating a credit memo including various overviews and liquidity model for one of the largest independent broker dealers

  • Analyzed a wealth management company and transaction economics for a potential acquisition by a large strategic acquiror  

  • Completed weekly training projects covering topics such as: LBOs, DCFs, liquidity models, CIMs and transaction/trading comps

Zhongjin Technology Services Group Co. Ltd. 

Investment Analyst

Hong Kong SAR

Jun. 2021 – Sept. 2021

  • Supported the execution of a $70M (HKD) M&A deal by creating a pitchbook and modelling post-merger financial and operational synergies

  • Performed in-depth financial and operational due diligence on client companies; analyzed market trends, competition, and potential strategic partners using information obtained from multiple data sources

  • Interacted directly with client’s corporate development team to determine modeling assumptions

University of Maryland - NASA Joint ESS Interdisciplinary Center

Summer Data Analyst

College Park, MD

Jul. 2020 – Nov. 2020

  • Conducted economic and statistical analysis utilizing machine learning and data-visualization to link USDA total factor productivity records and climate data

  • Interpreted existing empirical data sets to develop performance metrics for real-time as well as post-hoc use

  • Collaborated with an interdisciplinary team with primary focus in quantifying national economic consequences of climate variation

Colorado State University Weed Science Lab

Pesticide Resistance Analyst

Fort Collins, CO

Apr. 2018 – Sept. 2019

  • Examined pesticide data to identify and clearly communicate key usage trends and factors affecting pesticide efficacy in the Midwest

  • Collaborated alongside an interdisciplinary team to investigate resistance mechanisms and control methods of common weeds

  • Created clear and concise visual representations of data through collection, evaluation, and synthetization of statistical data

Colorado State University College of Sociology

Department of Sociology Intern

Fort Collins, CO

Jan. 2016  – Mar. 2018

  • Brainstormed unique factors contributing to economic and environmental issues in eastern China with a team of graduate students

  • Provided recommendations to local governments to incorporate environmental education in local schools

  • Engaged in scientific research and strategic planning for addressing severe watershed pollution, grassland degradation, and environmental health threats in the Gansu Province of China

LEADERSHIP AND ACTIVITIES 

Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity—Beta Epsilon Chapter

VP of Recruitment, Brother

Chicago, IL

Jan. 2021 – Dec. 2022

  • Spearhead recruitment of 25 new members for Spring and Fall 2022, including delegating tasks to a team of 15 people, strategically planning recruitment week events and developing a pledge curriculum to provide a platform for pledges’ professional exploration

  • Write algorithms to accelerate the process of scheduling interviews, calculating scores and creating detailed bid night slides

University of Chicago Varsity Swim Team

Chicago, IL

Team Member

Oct. 2019 – Present

  • Balance 18 hours weekly practice schedule with a full academic course load

  • Generate revenue for the varsity swim team budget working as a swim instructor for the University of Chicago Swim School

  • Participate in monthly leadership meetings to develop team goals and a vision for the future with teammates and coaches

Fort Collins Area Swim Team

Fort Collins, CO

Team Captain/Coach/Mentor

Sept. 2011 – Sept. 2019

  • Cultivated an attitude of hard work and dedication alongside a team of the 30 fastest club swimmers in Colorado

  • Coached young swimmers in groups of 10 to improve technique and deepen their passion for the sport

  • Mentored a team of inexperienced high school swimmers to achieve their athletic goals

  • Led a team of 40 high school swimmers to the program's highest state ranking in history by goal setting and accountability

Fort Collins High School National Honor Society

Fort Collins, CO

Treasurer/Tutor/Board Member

Aug. 2018 – May 2019

  • Fundraised over $1000 to provide the necessary funds for city-wide events for major holidays

  • Tutored motivated students from all levels of high school math up to Calculus III

  • Oversaw groups of different sizes at every event to ensure each event ran smoothly and according to plan

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 

Organizations: Alpha Kappa Psi - Beta Epsilon, Student Athletic Advisory Committee

Computer Skills: Experienced in C, Python, MATLAB, HTML; Proficient in Microsoft Office

Language Skills: Fluent in Mandarin

Interests: stand-up comedy, journaling, budget cooking, cliff diving, hip-hop, yoga/mediation

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