The ABCs of a Ritaman: Advice Beyond the Classroom

L to R Teddy McDermott, Nick LoMaglio '04, Collin Rook and Connor Healy at the UBS Financial Services office in downtown Chicago.

Nick LoMaglio ’04, Account Vice President and Portfolio Manager with UBS Financial Services in downtown Chicago, is a visionary young alum with a plan to help current Ritamen develop to become successful, young professionals when their educations are complete. He has developed the “ABC’s of a Ritaman: Advice Beyond the Classroom” program to help teach Ritamen about various professional topics that are an extension of what is taught in the traditional classroom setting.

Interested students of all grades (15 maximum to start) can apply to meet monthly after school at 2:30 PM.  The curriculum is broken into three fundamental topics: personal, spiritual and professional. At the end of the semester, one student from each grade will be selected for a week-long internship opportunity.  

The ultimate goal of the program is for Nick to offer two college scholarships for the top two seniors in the class: $2,000 to the first-place finisher and $1,000 to the runner up.

“My St. Rita education put me on the path to the business success I am experiencing at this stage of my life...I want to give current Ritamen a leg up as they proceed in their professional lives.” -Nick LoMaglio '04

This past summer, three St. Rita students won the opportunity for a one-week externship at UBS Financial Services. Connor Healy, Collin Rook and Teddy McDermott were the three winners chosen from a pool of over 50 applicants to participate in the inaugural competition.  

The three took the opening to learn more about the corporate environment, basic business skills and exited the externship with a newly minted resume, LinkedIn profile and numerous network connections with other St. Rita alumni and business professionals. 

“My goal is simple: I want to help young Ritamen sharpen their skillsets in order for them to build a comprehensive path toward success in life,” said Nick, a young father and husband as well. “My St. Rita education put me on the path to the business success I am experiencing at this stage of my life and I want to give current Ritamen a leg up as they proceed in their professional lives.”