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Brendan Johnson

Brendan Johnson is a Junior at Wayne State University where he is studies Finance. Finance has been a passion of his for many years before he came to college, and he has used this passion and knowledge to become the tutor for the Introduction to Finance course and the Teaching Assistant for the Intermediate Finance course. He is also a 2019 recipient of the “Mike Ilitch School of Business 25 under 25 Award,” an award given to the 25 highest achieving business school students under the age of 25 in the areas of academics, leadership, career, and service.

Brendan is also the Captain of Wayne State’s Varsity Fencing Program, helping lead the team to a 4th-place finish in the 2019 season, the highest finish in 5 years. Brendan was twice named to the all-conference team, placing 8th out of 70 competitors at individual conference championships both times.

Outside of school, Brendan is an incoming intern in the EY’s (Ernst & Young) Advisory practice. Brendan spent the summer of 2017 as a Mortgage Banking Intern at Quicken Loans in Detroit, Michigan. During the summer of 2018, Brendan worked on a friend’s family-owned farm, doing everything from helping manage the finances to planting 20 acres of produce and maintaining the fields for the summer season.

When Brendan is not fencing, in class, or working, he loves to read on a broad range of topics; psychology to business are two of his recent favorite genres. He also enjoys spending time with friends, playing as many different board games as they can get their hands on, along with poker and card games. Gardening has become a passion of his after the summer on the farm, so his mom and he have ordered seeds to start a vegetable garden this summer.


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