Chris Di Fronzo

Associate Director, Director of Tufts Finance Initiative

I get the opportunity to work with students interested in finance, consulting, entrepreneurship, and real estate. I’m a Double Jumbo with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and an M.S. in Engineering Management, and I began my career in software at The MathWorks holding roles of successive responsibility including Customer Trainer, Sales Engineer, Consultant, and finally Manager of the Engineering Development Group. Later, I became the sales manager of that company and shortly thereafter made a transition into finance. As a financial advisor, I built a practice from the ground up, helping clients achieve their goals. During most of my time in finance, I also led teams of advisors, all while recruiting, hiring, and training people entering the financial industry. Before returning to Tufts in my current role, I was a Managing Director at a private wealth advisory group in Rhode Island.

Outside of my daily Jumbo thing, I like to bake, especially breads. I make a kick butt bagel from scratch, my cranberry walnut celebration bread is a Thanksgiving hit, and my panettone makes December feel like spring; and while waiting for my dough to rise, I am an avid reader of history.

Most interesting/unusual job: After achieving Double Jumbo status, I joined a hospitality company and spent a summer giving tours to folks vacationing in Boston while driving a trolley.

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Internship Spotlight: Tufts Investment Office

We’re always eager to highlight student success stories — including the many interesting projects, internships, volunteer opportunities (and more!) pursued by Tufts students. First up this fall? Meet Chris, whose summer internship took place with a great Tufts organization.

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By Chris Di Fronzo
Chris Di Fronzo Associate Director, Director of Tufts Finance Initiative
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Meet Chris Di Fronzo and Karen Dankers, Career Advisors for Finance, Consulting, Entrepreneurship & Business

Greetings, students! Welcome to the Finance, Consulting, Entrepreneurship & Business career community.  We’re glad to be your advisors for this community, and we encourage you to explore the resources available on the page. Schedule an appointment with either one of …

By Chris Di Fronzo
Chris Di Fronzo Associate Director, Director of Tufts Finance Initiative
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How to Increase Your Networking Email Response Rate

For many people, networking can be harder than interviewing. You might not know whom to reach out to, how to reach out, or why people aren’t responding to your networking emails and requests. This can be very disheartening, especially when …

By Jamie Carlstedt - Firsthand
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How to Problem-Solve Like a Management Consultant

Traditionally, the art of problem-solving has been the professional domain of management consultants. However, you don’t have to be pursuing a management consulting career in order to be an adept problem-solver. Below are four mental models for effectively solving business …

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25 Best Investment Banks to Work For in 2021

We’re thrilled to share our 2021 Banking 25, a ranking of the best investment banking firms to work for in North America. The ranking is based on a survey of more than 3,000 banking professionals. Conducted this past fall, the …

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How Understanding Blockchain Could Help You Land Your Next Job—Even If You Aren’t A Developer

Behind the words blockchain and cryptocurrency, there exists a growing industry and companies focused on creating the next version of the Internet. As blockchain technology has become more prevalent in the financial and gaming industries, developers and non-developers benefit from …

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Which Wall Street Firms Are Best for Racial and Ethnic Diversity?

This past fall, Vault surveyed more than 3,000 investment banking professionals. We asked them to rate and comment on their firms’ benefits, compensation, culture, hours, and training, among other workplace factors. We also asked them to rate and comment on …

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How to Identify the Ideal Management Consulting Firm

When asked what criteria one must use to identify the right employer upon graduation, the typical groupthink tends to be cultural fit, compensation, or brand. While these factors are undoubtedly pertinent to the decision-making process, exclusively relying on them to …

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How to Ace ‘Guesstimate’ Interview Questions (Common in Consulting Case Interviews!)

Guesstimates such as How many ping-pong balls fit in a 747? are among the most unnerving interview questions you can receive. They can seem so off the wall that they can shake up even the most calm, collected candidate. In …

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12 Questions You Should Be Ready to Answer in a Financial Analyst Interview (Plus Examples!)

Are you applying for a position as a financial analyst? Interviewing for a job can be stressful, but being prepared for the experience can go a long way toward making you feel confident and on top of your game. That …

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