Amherst, Massachusetts, United States
Hello! My name is Brendan Curtis and I am currently a junior in the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. I am majoring in Finance and minoring in Economics. I am beginning to dive into all of my major core requirements at UMASS, and I am finally beginning to learn a few things about the business world.
I currently intern with State Street Global Advisors at their Hadley location. I am working with State Street on a part-time basis with my schedule built around my classes. I enjoy working at State Street and I extremely value the things that I have learned along with the great friends I have made along the way, but enough about me...
I have unconditionally loved New England sports teams ever since I have been old enough to understand the game. If I had to rank my favorite teams I would have to say it would go Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics then Bruins. The Red Sox have given me a reason to rush home every night for the past month being in the World Series, and as of 10/28/2013 we are ONE game away from winning the WORLD SERIES.
I don't specifically know why my deepest passion is rooting for New England sports teams. It may be because I used to play baseball, football, basketball and hockey in high school, as well as when I was a kid. Or maybe New England sports teams are my rhyme and reason because they have always served as a strong connection between my Dad and I. Some of my favorite past times and memories are from when my Dad and I would head into Boston for a bite to eat at an overbooked restaurant, rushing over to Fenway to watch the Red Sox win and falling asleep on the car ride home....hoping getting home too late would be a good excuse to miss school the next morning.
Whatever may be the reason for my passion in New England sports, it doesn't matter for me. All that matters is that the Red Sox are in the World Series for the 3rd time in the past 9 years, the Patriots have won 3 Superbowls in the last decade, the Celtics have won 2 championships in the past decade and that the Bruins have won 1 out of 2 championships in the past 5 years. I am so grateful, as all of New England should be, for the success that our sports teams have had in the past decade. My grandfather is 90 years old and it took him 86 years to see the Red Sox win a World Series. All in all, I will always live, bleed and die New England sports- through and through.