Danny Vivier

2014 The Gumbiner Savett Inc. Scholarship Recipient

Biography: Danny is a fourth year Business Economics student from San Diego, California. He was raised by parents Dave and Joanne Vivier and has two younger brothers, Michael and Stephen. While attending UCLA, Danny has held leadership roles for the Undergraduate Business Society, Bruin Consulting, and the Disney Club of UCLA. In addition, Danny has completed several internships in the fields of wealth management, consulting, and investment banking. Outside of school and professional development, Danny enjoys landscape photography, UCLA athletics, and playing basketball. He is incredibly thankful and humbled to have been awarded the Gumbiner Savett Inc. Endowed Undergraduate Prize.

Future Plans: This past summer Danny completed a 10-week investment banking internship with Morgan Stanley. At the end of the 10 weeks he was offered a full time position post-graduation and immediately accepted. Danny plans to work for Morgan Stanley for the next two years before deciding to return to school and pursue his MBA, or continue in finance. If he chooses to return to school, Danny would like to attend a competitive university that would surround him with ambitious entrepreneurs who he could potentially partner with in starting his own business. If he chooses to continue in finance, Danny will likely pursue a career in private equity. Long term, Danny hopes to develop a career that services his life, rather than developing a life that services his career. He prioritizes faith, family, and friendship above all else and will allow those priorities to shape his professional ambitions.

What does the scholarship mean to me?: Like all other recipients, this scholarship will go a long way in helping to reduce my financial burdens. It is a huge blessing to be able to receive an education from this university without drowning in debt. Thanks to this scholarship, help from my family, and summer work, I am blessed to say that I will leave college without a debilitating amount of debt. Furthermore, this scholarship provides a kind of recognition for all of my hard work over the course of the last four years. I am humbled by the award and encouraged to rightfully represent this university, this scholarship, and myself in the years to come.