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Darnell C

- Research Program Mentor

MBA candidate at University of Chicago


Finance/Financial Services, Wealth Management, Business (multi-member LLC experience), and Poetry, Creative Writing, Published Art Works


Hello! My name is Darnell Campbell Jr. I am a recent Wealth Management Senior Analyst for Bank of America's Global Wealth and Investment Management Strategy Team. In this role, I help develop and implement strategic initiatives and programs that align with the goals of senior stakeholders at Bank of America’s Private Bank and Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Brokerage. My responsibilities include data aggregation and analysis to increase efficiencies and optimize processes. Service is a core passion of mine. Outside of work, I mentor colleagues at the bank, providing guidance and support to help them succeed. Another unique pursuit of mine is poetry, which has been a meaningful outlet for me. In 2023, I self-published my first poetry book on Amazon titled Infinite: A Collection of Everlasting Poetry, reflecting my journey of life, hope, and self-healing. Both mentoring and poetry are deeply ingrained in my life, and I am grateful for these opportunities to contribute and reflect. My drive to serve is inspired by the trailblazing efforts of black professionals before me, which motivates me to give back.

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Creating a Collection of Poetry / Self-Published Work

In this project, you will create a collection of poems and self-publish your work. The collection can center around a theme of your choice, such as nature, love, identity, or personal experiences. This process will teach you how to generate creative content, edit and refine your writing, and navigate the self-publishing process. You will gain skills in creative writing, editing, and self-publishing, as well as an in-depth understanding of your chosen theme.

Presentation on Innovations in Professional Financial Services

In this project, you will create a comprehensive presentation on recent innovations in professional financial services. The presentation will cover various aspects of the financial services industry, including wealth management, fintech advancements, regulatory changes, and customer service improvements. This process will teach you how to conduct in-depth research, analyze industry trends, and effectively communicate complex information through visual and oral presentations. You will gain skills in research, data analysis, presentation design, and public speaking.

Teaching experience

Bank of America's GWIM Strategy Team: As a wealth management analyst, I mentored a Cornell senior on a finance project focused on US financial services for traditional wirehouse firms. I guided his approach and research, specifically in the wealth management section. Onboarding Mentor: I assisted three new analysts in joining the GWIM Strategy Team, helping them acclimate to the team's approach, understand their role responsibilities, and identify additional resources within the bank to support their career development. Cornell University: During my undergraduate studies, I served as the co-chair for Black Students United, an organization representing over 2,000 students and 20 sub-organizations. Additionally, I mentored freshmen through the Scholars Working Ambitiously to Graduate and Link Men’s Alliance, providing insights and support to help them navigate their academic and personal journeys.


Work experience

Bank of America (2023 - Current)
Senior Financial Analyst
Bank of America (2021 - 2023)
Wealth Management Analyst


Cornell University
BA Bachelor of Arts (2021)
University of Chicago
MBA Master of Business Administration candidate
Strategic Management

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