Ethan Berube ’19

Ethan is an economics and Spanish double major from Cottage Grove, Minnesota.


Bahnick Fellow in International Financial Consulting

Thales Financial Consulting Firm | Montevideo, Uruguay

Week 8:
No Es un Buen Adiós, Es un Verte Más Tarde


July 30, 2018 | Cliché blog title alert. You have hereby been warned and are at your own risk of emotions should you continue to read the final blog post of my fellowship. We sure have been on a journey, huh? I remember the smiles we shared during the week one blog post and the harmonious laughs during the […]

Week 7:
Sentirse Como un Local


July 24, 2018 | In my second to last week here in Uruguay, I attempted to do as close family and friends recommended and ‘slow down.’ It is only fitting that now that I am ‘feeling like a local,’ as my title would suggest, I am soon to leave. Having taken a breath here and there to ‘slow down,’ […]

Week 6- En la Oficina y En el Campo


July 16, 2018 | This past week has gone by extremely fast. I began the week by researching and performing financial analysis on the electrical company Empresa Provincial de Energía de Cordoba (EPEC). The reason for my company’s high interest in the Argentine electrical company is due to their ownership of several bonds issued by the company in 2016. […]

Week 5- Empresario Internacional


July 9, 2018 | As alluded to at the end of last week’s blog, this past week was spent on a trip back to Porto Alegre, Brazil to sure up the acquisition of the mandate necessary to continue negotiations between an Italian infrastructure firm and the state government of Rio Grande Do Sol. While traveling between the two countries, it […]

Week 4:
Vaso Medio Lleno


July 2, 2018 | After a glorious, thirst quenching sip of your perfect temperature beverage, you gaze upon your glass to see what? That your glass is half full (vaso medio lleno) or that your glass is half empty? Week 4 is done and in the books and as I set my reflective gaze on my experience thus far, I thought do I […]

Week 3:
Uma Experiência Cultural em São Paulo, Brasil


June 26, 2018 | Last week I had the opportunity to travel to Brazil. My boss does a lot of work with Brazilian companies based out of Porto Alegre and stressed the importance of nurturing a relationship in person, not just via email and phone. This work consists of ‘middle-manning’ negotiations between Italian companies who seek to build roads […]

Week 2- Apreciando las pequeñas cosas


June 21, 2018 | This week has been all about “apreciando las pequeñas cosas” or appreciating the little things. Through my abroad experiences during my time at Cornell, I have come to realize that week 2 can often be the most difficult. Why? Well, it may not carry the excitement and chaos of week 1. You have been in your temporary […]

Week 1- Bienvenidos a Montevideo, Uruguay


June 11, 2018 | “If you’re twenty-two, physically fit, hungry to learn and be better, I urge you to travel as far and as widely as possible. Sleep on floors if you have to. Find out how other people live and eat and cook. Learn from them wherever you go” (Anthony Bourdain). After an overnight journey that began in […]