William Essigs '17 is a Political Science major, with a minor in Business, from New Canaan, Connecticut.
In June 2017, William will begin his professional career as a Consulting Analyst at Mercer, a subsidiary of the global professional services firm Marsh & McLennan.
William spent the summer of 2016 as a Summer Analyst at the compensation consulting firm McLagan, a business unit of Aon plc (NYSE: AON). As a member of the Corporate Banking Team, William supported consulting engagements for Bulge Bracket and large U.S. Regional Banks. In 2015, William interned for the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) where he specialized in equity market structure and retirement savings issues. William supported SIFMA’s lobbying effort related to the Department of Labor’s 2015 revisions to the “investment advice fiduciary” definition.
During the fall semester of 2015, William studied abroad in Florence, Italy. During his time in Italy, William won a Melon Grant to study the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions. William recently published results of his research, which included OECD data and interviews with the Chief Legal Officers of multi-national corporations operating in Europe and the United States.
At Gettysburg, William played for the men’s golf team during his first two years. He is a member of the Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity and served as President of the Interfraternity Council at Gettysburg College. He also serves as a member of the Gettysburg College Honor Commission.
William's involvement with the Eisenhower Institute began in 2013 when he was hired as an Office Assistant. During the fall of 2014, he participated in the Inside Politics program with Kasey Pipes. He has also served as a member of the Eisenhower Institute’s Campus Communications Team.
William plans to earn a Masters degree in Business Administration or Accounting.