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Self-starter.

Alex Herring '11, a mathematics major and dance minor, completed a competitive internship with Holly Hendrix '75 at UBS in New York during Short Term of her senior year. Upon returning to Roanoke, she approached Paul Higgins, a vice president with the Trinity Wealth Management Group of UBS Financial Services in Roanoke and his partner, John Saunders, about furthering her UBS experience and interning with the Trinity Wealth Management Group in the spring.

"We go through a bit of a rigorous interviewing process and we discovered Alex had the traits that were going to make her successful: task-oriented, goal-oriented, self-motivated" Higgins recalls."For her internship I came up with a very detailed agenda and had every minute of the day organized for her. By the third day, she asked that I please quit spoon-feeding her. She just wanted to be put in a situation where she could find things to expand her capabilities, which I thought was wonderful."

The company hired Herring as a full-time branch service associate after she graduated. Within a year, she had risen to become a client service associate.

Photo: Alex with Paul Higgins, a vice president with the Trinity Wealth Management Group.