Matthew Ward MBA ’15, Selected to NBC Universal’s Page Program
After graduating from University of California Riverside School of Business with a bachelor of science in 2015, Matt moved to New York City and after a stint with Goldman Sachs, he switched gears to follow an interest in television and media. In 2017, Matt joined NBC Universal's venerable page program.
The 12-month rotational program provides three rotations across NBC Universal and its properties ranging from ad sales to "Saturday Night Live".
Matt completed his first rotation at the Golf Channel in Orlando, Florida where he produced highlights and video for the Channel's news shows, "Morning Drive" and "Golf Central”. He is currently in his second rotation with East Coast Entertainment Publicity.
Matthew was the commencement speaker for his 2015 UCR School of Business class, contributing writer for the student paper, and the founder of the campus’ first student managed investment fund, Hylander Financial Group. In starting Hylander Financial Group (HFG), Matt put into action a great lesson that both the campus and business school taught him – the importance of diversity. The success of the investment club was due in large part to the diversity and breadth of support from its outstanding early advisers including Dean Wang, English Professor Dan Hepler, and Political Science and Psychology student Shreyash Doshi ('15).
The primary focus of HFG is a student-run equity portfolio. Through management of the fund, Hylander Financial Group provides invaluable hands-on investment experience to students of all disciplines and levels of financial expertise. HFG also serves as a resource to students on campus by hosting educational and career related events during the academic year.