Alumni Career Week: Sean Grant

Caitlin Magidson

Caitlin works with students and alumni in Washington DC as a transformational Career Coach. She provides guidance around self-exploration, job search strategy, and networking through individualized coaching and professional development courses.

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Sean Grant has over seven years of healthcare and finance experience. Sean will soon be transitioning into the role of Associate on Citi’s Healthcare Investment Banking team, and is currently a Spring Associate at NaviMed Capital, a growth capital firm focused on Health IT, Health Services, and Medical Products. Prior to working for NaviMed Capital, Sean was a Summer Associate at Piper Jaffray, focusing on mergers and acquisitions, and before that, Sean co-founded Grant Consulting. In this role he developed and implemented growth strategies for clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to startups in the technology, financial services, and healthcare industries.

Earlier in his career, Sean managed business development in North America for the nuclear and power generation industry for Engineering Systems International (ESI). Sean began his career in government relations advocating for American jobs and economic growth on behalf of the 11,000 member companies of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). Sean holds a BA in Government and International Politics from George Mason University and an MBA from the Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business.

What advice would you give new graduates?
Continue to challenge yourself professionally and personally. As a new graduate, it is a great time to reflect on experiences and to set new goals. Specifically, diagnosing the small incremental steps it will take to reach larger milestones. Make a plan and execute.

What is one thing students should do while in school to prepare for a job?
Build authentic relationships. Students have an opportunity at Carey to leverage the Johns Hopkins community in their career development. Informational interviews are a great way to further understand what it takes to succeed in your chosen career path and to develop new relationships. The amount you can learn over coffee or drinks is astonishing.

What is your favorite thing about your current job?
When I start my new position in July, the thing I’m most looking forward to about investment banking is the opportunity to contribute to the success of a team and to excel as an individual within a fast-paced, high-stakes organization.

What is the most influential experience you had at Carey?
The most influential experience I had at Carey was the camaraderie built during the Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC) with a team of students that spanned not only Carey Business School but also the Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering and the School of Medicine. Prior to the competition, the group had never met but we quickly became a high-performing team that went on to represent Johns Hopkins at the VCIC Regional Competition.

What three words would you use to define your time at Carey?
Growth, Balance, ROI


If you’re a Carey alum, take full advantage of Alumni Career Week by visiting CareyCompass.com, signing up for a coaching appointment, and registering for the HireMaryland Alumni-Only Career Fair (6/10).

HireMaryland Alumni-Only Career Fair
June 10, 2015 | 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Notre Dame of Maryland University—MBK Gymnasium
4701 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21210

Click here for a full list of employers
and registration information.

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