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Spring 2013

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BY KEVIN MOE

Martin Chorzempa, ’11 BSB, was one of 12 scholars to receive the prestigious George J. Mitchell Scholarship in 2012. This scholarship funds one year of graduate study in Ireland and is among the most venerated of scholarships, along with the Rhodes and Marshall. Chorzempa is using the scholarship to study economics at University College Dublin.

Chorzempa, who won a Fulbright Scholarship in 2011, focused on finance and international business at the Carlson School, graduating summa cum laude. While in school, he acquired leadership roles in community organizations, student government, and the fraternity system. He also interned as a financial consultant to evaluate the effects of regulation on banks. He did his master’s coursework in business and international affairs at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales in Paris, where he wrote a thesis on a 14th-century financial crisis in Florence.

Chorzempa is currently working for the Association of German Banks in Berlin, where he focuses on European banking regulation and small business finance. His goal is to work at an international organization such as the Organisation For Economic Co-operation and Development or International Monetary Fund to help reduce the risk of financial crises.

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