Deciding between job offers before graduating, Marcus Dunlop '08 is now an investment banker at Goldman Sachs in New York City, which he describes as "the big city of dreams."
Your hometown? Maywood, Illinois, where I attended The Proviso East High School, the home of the Pirates.
Why Wesleyan? Great opportunity to learn in a well-respected institution, with small classroom sizes, a big-school social life (state college town), and to play football at the collegiate level.
Your major? Economics and Business Administration. I have always pictured myself as a businessman, so it was an easy choice.
Favorite professor or favorite class? Portfolio Management taught by Elisabeta Pana. In the class, students manage a real dollar portfolio. The proceeds help fund the general scholarship fund. It was exciting to know it was not a simulation; I was investing real money!
Biggest thrill? Winning!! I'm really competitive, so winning at anything excites me, but winning football games is the best. Winning the CCIW Championship in Football as a senior was the ultimate. I am blessed I had the opportunity to experience that thrill.
For fun? I’m simple and a poor college student so I hang out with friends laughing, playing cards, throwing darts…and doing college kids’ stuff. I would love to travel and see the world, but I’ll have to wait till I have the funds to do so.
The best? Chicago skyline
Favorite book? The Pursuit of Happyness by Chris Gardner
Favorite band? Jay-Z and the Blazetts
Favorite movie? American Gangster
Favorite quote? "Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference." Robert Frost
Marcus Dunlop
Marcus Dunlop is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi and Omicron Delta Epsilon (economics) honor societies, and was named a Student Laureate by the Lincoln Academy of Illinois.

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