Hello there, I’m

Jack Ciunci

I’m a rising sophomore and finance major at Wake Forest interested in pursuing an internship in the investment management space.

What I’m Doing Now

Updated June 17, 2024

I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Wake Forest University, where I have experienced tremendous academic and personal growth. During my first year at Wake Forest University, I achieved a 3.7 GPA and made the Dean’s List each semester. I was selected as an Analyst for the Wake Forest Investment Fund and subsequently promoted to Senior Analyst, where I built financial models and pitched companies from various sectors to the Wake Forest School of Business panel. Additionally, I was one of 30 students chosen from a pool of 250 to join the Alpha Kappa Psi Business Professional Fraternity. This past spring, I obtained my Bloomberg Market Concepts certification, furthering my passion and expertise in the finance industry. I am excited to continue my journey at Wake Forest, eager to further engage with the vibrant campus life and pursue my academic and professional goals.

Updated September 23, 2023

The past few months have been a whirlwind of achievements, learning, and transitions. After graduating high school, I was honored to secure the State High School Singles title for tennis for the second consecutive year, a testament to the hours of dedication on the court. This victory was complemented by a fantastic summer spent teaching at Meadowood in Napa Valley, an experience that broadened my horizons. Alongside these endeavors, I also dedicated time to online finance courses, equipping myself for the academic challenges ahead. Now, as I settle into Wake Forest as a freshman finance major, I am brimming with excitement and anticipation. I am genuinely looking forward to what promises to be a productive and enjoyable first semester. Go Deacs!

Updated October 26, 2022

The first quarter is now complete! It’s amazing to think that I’m now only 7 months away from officially graduating high school. The school year has been great so far. I’ve done well in all my classes and have kept up my tennis and extra curricular activities as well. It’s also been great to have my brother Shane join me at Hendricken. On the college front, I just recently applied Early Decision to my top choice, Wake Forest. I’ve been on the campus several times and absolutely love the energy and everything it stands for. Fingers crossed that I can get in!! I should know in the upcoming six weeks…

Updated June 16, 2022

I’m now a rising senior, and I’m looking forward to a productive summer that includes; learning, community service, work, tennis and fun times with my family. This summer also marks the beginning of my college application journey, filled with writing essays and figuring out what schools I want to apply to. I’m excited to get the most out of these next couple of months, with a good mix of hard work and fun memories!

Updated Mar 14, 2022

Currently, I’m in the midst of my academic third quarter, and inching closer towards my high school tennis season. With high hopes to win the state tennis championship, I’m training everyday so that I leave nothing to chance. On the academic front, I’ve just been nominated for the National Honors Society and just finished the website for my nonprofit, Rally4Racquets.com. Check it out!

Certificates

Quick Facts

  • Sophomore at Wake Forest University.
  • Senior Analyst in the Wake Forest Investment Fund.
  • Member of the Wake Forest Men’s Tennis Team (# 6 national team ranking).
  • Co-Founder of  Rally4Racquets – an organization that provides used tennis racquets to underprivileged children donating over 700+ racquets to date.
  • Rhode Island Civic Leadership Award Winner.
  • Avid stock market enthusiast and loyal listener of anything Scott Galloway and Josh Brown related.

Accomplishments

  • 3.8 GPA upon completion of first-year studies at Wake Forest University.
  • Bloomberg Market Concepts certification.
  • UPENN Wharton Fundamentals of Quantitative Modeling Certification.
  • Duke University Certificate for Behavioral Finance.
  • Certificate for Investment Risk Management.
  • Top 5% in High School Class.
  • 2x Rhode Island High School Tennis Player of the Year and 2x Individual State Champion.
  • Donated over 300 toys to underprivileged children and 200 cans of non-perishable food items to local homeless shelters spanning the past 3 years.
  • Saved and invested $15,000 through various summer jobs.

Report Cards

My Latest Reads

The Intelligent Investor Rev Ed.: The Definitive Book on Value Investing

by Benjamin Graham

The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life

by Alice Schroeder

The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy

by Thomas J. Stanley, William D. Danko

Stocks for the Long Ru

by Jeremy J. Siegel

The Algebra of Happiness: Notes on the Pursuit of Success, Love, and Meaning

by Scott Galloway

Quotes To Live By

You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.
– Bob Marley

Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.
– John Maxwell

The future belongs to the risk takers, not the security seekers. Life is perverse in the sense that the more you seek security, the less of it you have. But the more you seek opportunity, the more likely it is that you will achieve the security that you desire.
– Brian Tracy

Everybody comes to a point in their lives where they want to quit. But it’s what you do at that moment that determines who you are.
– David Goggins

Happiness is not something readymade. It comes from your own actions.
– Dalai Lama

Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.
– Theodore Isaac Rubin

If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s. And guess what they might have planned for you? Not much.
– Jim Rohn

10 Things I Believe