Katherine Cloud graduated from the Walton Honors Program in 2011 with a double major in accounting and finance. While a student in the Walton College, she studied alternative investments and management entrepreneurship at the London School of Economics. During the week, Katherine would attend classes and socialize with students from all over the world. On the weekends, she would travel around Europe, visiting the Czech Republic, Holland, Belgium and Scotland.
She was very involved on the Arkansas campus, serving as the treasurer of Pi Beta Phi sorority and being a member of multiple clubs and associations.
“I believe internships and extracurricular activities are attractive to employers,” Katherine said. She took this into consideration when she worked as an intern at Stephens Inc. in the Fayetteville office as well as at TME Inc., an Arkansas based engineering firm, throughout college.
Being a member of the Walton Honors Program helped her networking for her career, Katherine said. “The Portfolio Management class was especially helpful in gaining access to the extensive alumni network throughout the country,” she said. She garnered real world experience in class that transferred to her professional success and job placement.
Katherine currently works with Stephens Inc. in Dallas, Texas, as an investment banking analyst. “The experience has been a challenging but rewarding endeavor, and it is great to be able to apply what I learned at the Walton College to my everyday work,” she said.