Hello! My name is Drew Lojewski, a junior at Penn State University, University Park. I am attending the Smeal College of Business studying Finance, with an intended minor in Information Systems Management. My work is focused on working with a leadership team and making a significant impact in my community and the organizations that I work with.
One of my notable roles at the moment is that I am a Fund Manager for the Nittany Lion Fund, LLC, where I have the incredible opportunity to work with other Penn State students managing a $13.50 MM student-run hedge fund, something that only few schools in the world offer. I am also a member of Phi Beta Lambda Professional Business Fraternity, which gives me a great opportunity to challenge myself outside the classroom, build great relationships, and give back to the Penn State community through my involvement in THON, one of the largest student philanthropies in the world.
Feel free to scroll further through the site to learn more about my work and involvement both on and off campus. Thanks for your interest!
My Love for THON
As a Penn Stater, one of the greatest things our school conducts is our annual Dance MaraTHON™ that raises awareness and funds to help end childhood cancer.
THON™ is a 46 hour, no sitting, no sleeping, dance marathon, where we hope that one day, instead of dancing for those who are suffering, we dance in celebration of a cure.
The Nittany Lion Fund
One of my most relevant activities right now in preparation for a financial career is my involvement in the Nittany Lion Fund.
The Nittany Lion Fund (NLF) is a student-managed investment fund of ~$13.50 MM assets under management from outside investment capital from alumni and friends of the university where student Fund Managers attempt to relatively outperform the S&P 500.
Highlight Professional and Leadership Experience
Summer Analyst, Stifel Financial Corp.
Reviewed over 30 existing guarantors for company management to analyze credit facility risks for the Firm’s $4.00 bn Commercial Real Estate portfolio to determine current portfolio positioning and future considerations for property development loan syndication
Researched local competitor activity, borrower developments, and industry trends to present to team leadership on a weekly basis
January 2024 - Present
Director of Pitch Quality | Nittany Lion Fund, LLC
Analyzing over 100 investment presentations regarding underlying thesis, valuation, and attention-to-detail accuracy and quality
Educating new Associate Portfolio Managers presentation skills through informational sessions and individual evaluations
Creating new Fund Manager and PSIA resources to aid in pitch development and correctness
August 2022 - January 2024
Other Director Positions, Nittany Lion Fund, LLC
Director of PSIA (August 2023 – January 2024)
Managed the Penn State Investment Association, the feeder organization for the Nittany Lion Fund with over 250 active members
Organized weekly meetings in collaboration with the Executive Board to teach Penn State students financial and market fundamentals
Director of Media (December 2022 – August 2023)
Developed a new organization website with Penn State staff that receives thousands of visits annually (nittanylionfund.psu.edu)
Formulated brand assets for social media promotion, merchandise, and external media distributed to investors and stakeholders
June 2022 - August 2023
Lead Portfolio Manager | Consumer Staples, Nittany Lion Fund, LLC
Collaborated with fund managers in investment discussions and voting on company presentations to decide future trading of the portfolio with over $12.50 MM AUM in an effort to outperform the S&P 500 for Nittany Lion Fund investors and stakeholders
Led sector team to manage a strategic portfolio of Consumer Staples companies with over $1.00 MM AUM through preparing company pitch materials, staying up to date with portfolio news, and sending sector analysis to over 50 fund managers and leadership
Learned various finance concepts through real-world applications, including the use of valuation models and applications such as FactSet
May 2023 - Present
Penn State Dance MaraTHON™ Co-Chair, Phi Beta Lambda Co-Ed Professional Business Fraternity
Expanding awareness for the world’s largest student-run philanthropy committed to enhancing the lives of children and families battling pediatric cancer while providing additional funding for critical cancer research through its sole beneficiary, Four Diamonds
Assisting PBL Chairs with the execution of brotherhood fundraising activities and events in an attempt to raise $80.00 k for THON
July 2020 - July 2021
National President and State First Vice President, Future Business Leaders of America
Spearheaded the transition to virtual conference model to accommodate global organization of 200,000 members
Allocated budgets in excess of $6,000,000 in collaboration with the National and State Board of Directors
Instituted a $35,000 scholarship program to aid underserved members across the country
Demonstrated leadership skills by delegating responsibilities to over 200 state officers and organizing a national summit
May 2022 - August 2022
New Student Orientation Associate, The Pennsylvania State University
Served as a lead ambassador for the Smeal College of Business of over 6.00K students through presentations and tours for new students
January 2022 - December 2022
Statistics Teaching Assistant, The Pennsylvania State University
Executed lab review sessions and office hours with the class professor and teaching staff to aid over 500 students with statistical concepts
August 2021 - May 2025
The Pennsylvania State University
Smeal College of Business | Bachelor of Science in Finance.
Smeal College of Business | Minor in Information Systems Management
Current GPA: 3.96/4.00
September 2017 - June 2021
High School Diploma, Dallas High School (PA)
Placed in top 5% of graduating class, earned college credit in Advanced Placement (AP) courses, completed all courses with a 4.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale, ranging from mathematics to woodworking.
"If you're doing what everyone else is doing, you're doing it wrong."