This Finance Major is THE guy on campus — literally. From helping first-year students feel comfortable in their college home to ensuring his peers have rewarding experiences, Guy Parenteau ’23 has made his stamp on the Hilltop.
Always wearing a smile from ear-to-ear, Guy has been a beacon of positivity during his four years at Saint Anselm College. The Berkley, Mass., native is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in Finance with a minor in Economics. Guy is skilled at balancing his rigorous academic studies with a myriad of extra-curricular activities around campus.
Guy said some of his favorites memories and experiences involve his work with the New Student Orientation Program and as an Orientation Leader (OL). He’s spent several years as an OL, a key role that helps guide students as they navigate the challenges of college life for the first time. One year, during the Brian Maguire Day of Service, they made blizzard bags for homeless youth with his orientation group.
“It shows new students what the Saint Anselm College community does for the greater Manchester community,” Guy said.
Additionally, Guy has been on the Student Government Association’s Executive Board, the Campus Activities Board, King Edward Society and was a S.E.E.K Leadership Fellow. He also spent time as an Admission Ambassador where he gave campus tours to prospective students and assisted with information sessions about the admissions process.
In 2023, Guy started the year off strong by participating in Anselmian B.R.E.A.K., which saw him travel to Bethlehem Farm in West Virginia to perform various tasks while helping the community there.
"Going on an Anselmian B.R.E.A.K trip was one of the most eye-opening experiences I have ever been a part of. B.R.E.A.K is such a strong component of the Anselmian experience, and I knew it was something I wanted to experience prior to graduating,” Parenteau said. “Being able to serve a new community and help the people of West Virginia has allowed me to reflect upon my own life and find new ways to help more people around me. My Bethlehem Farm B.R.E.A.K group went into the trip as 9 different people, some having only met a handful of times and left the trip with memories and friendships that will last a lifetime"
Over the last few years, Guy has held a finance internship at Raytheon Missiles & Defense. During his time at Raytheon, Guy said he grew his knowledge of the finance and defense industries. The experience gave him strong interpersonal communication skills, and the ability to work with a team to deliver timely and accurate results to customers.
“I have a passion for people and helping others,” Guy says. “I hope to be able to enter the business industry with that in mind.”
So, what made Guy choose Saint Anselm College in the first place?
“The amazing sense of community and acceptance that I felt right when I walked onto the Saint A’s campus,” he said.