The NESCAC is brimming with talented student-athletes and the "Friday Feature" is a way for fans to get to know them throughout the academic year. The conference introduces Trinity's Nikola Kostic, a men's swimmer who studied abroad in Rome.
Nikola Kostic, Trinity College
Senior, Men's Swimming & Diving
Belgrade, Serbia/Sixth Belgrade Grammar School
Majors: Economics and International Studies
Minor: Italian Studies
Why did you choose to attend Trinity?
I chose Trinity because when I spoke to Coach Vega, I felt that I would be welcomed and be a good fit for the program.
What is your dream job/career? Why?
For my first job, I would like to be in investment banking. In the long run, I see myself managing my own business.
Have you studied abroad during your collegiate experience? If so, where and what did you study there?
I studied in Rome during the fall semester of my junior year. I took classes in Italian language, urban studies, political science, and economics.
What has been your favorite class outside of your major? Why?
The classes that I took in Rome when I was studying abroad were my favorite ones - particularly a course titled "Urban and Global Rome".
What internships/research projects have you participated in? What did you learn from these experiences?
Two notable internships that I have done have been at UBS and at IAT Insurance Group. These opportunities allowed me to gain experience in the financial services field.
What advice would you give to yourself as a high school first year?
I would tell myself to never doubt your abilities.
How is your campus and surrounding area different from where you grew up?
The Trinity community is much more diverse than the area where I grew up in Serbia.
What is your favorite place on your campus and why?
My favorite place on campus is the main quad during spring. That is where I like to spend free time and do outdoor activities with friends.
What is something interesting about you that others might not know?
I played basketball and volleyball in elementary school.