After being named one of the 2022 Capstone Project winners in the Morgan Stanley Jumpstart Lead Program, Jamaican-born Victoria Horne recently appeared on the Morgan Stanley billboard in Times Square.
The Jamaican took first place with Team Capstone Project after being tasked with selecting a group of Dl companies as passive bookrunners and co-managers of Amazon’s $18.5 billion investment-grade bond issuance.
The daughter of Norman Horne, Chairman of ARC Manufacturing Limited, Horne was born and raised in Mandeville, Jamaica before moving to New York City when she was 10 years old.
Horn says of his father who encouraged him to never give up on his dreams. He told me to focus on P&L management, always stay ahead, and never give up. “
“His constant support has allowed me to build [the] It’s the resilience that I have today,” she added.
“My father was one of my biggest supporters and encouraged me from the beginning. Without him, this wouldn’t have been possible.”
The Morgan Stanley Jumpstart Lead program provides U.S. high school students with a five-month learning experience in finance, financial literacy, entrepreneurship, wealth creation, international debt markets, arbitrage, mergers and acquisitions, career development, and leadership. skill.
The 17-year-old is thrilled to have won the contest and remembers seeing herself on display in Times Square.
“I never thought I would see myself on the billboard in Times Square, so it felt like a once-in-a-lifetime experience. My mom started screaming and I was just laughing. We were all just happy.” was,” she said.
Horne was grateful for the opportunity as it helped her make career decisions and provided her with many valuable things about life.
“This experience gave me a sense of teamwork that I had never experienced before. I really liked the way we worked together and what we were doing. is what made me want to be an investment banker,” she said.
She has also been denied admission to several programs, so she acknowledged her tenacity over her recent accomplishments.
“During high school, I applied to many competitive programs in finance, computer science, and real estate, but it was very difficult. I was a freshman and had no internship experience. Over time, I was able to build my resume, secure acceptance, and be successful in the program I completed today.”
“I was rejected from many different programs, but I didn’t let it break me and I kept trying,” Horn said.
“My message to high school students and teenagers is to keep trying because resilience is one of the greatest qualities you can have,” she added.
Horn is currently submitting applications to additional schools and is aiming for an internship at Morgan Stanley.