Bryan: I was a math and science teacher for many years and then moved to banking where I spent almost 30 years dealing with "finance". State Street is a wonderful institution and respected throughout the world so you have a great opportunity. I found that liking "numbers" is crucial in the financial world. Numbers tell a lot about businesses and being curious about what they say is important. It would be very helpful if you understand spreadsheets since financial analysts use spreadsheets to get behind the numbers and look at various ratio. This includes seeing the big picture - I worked with an employee who used a spreadsheet to add 10-12 lines of four digit numbers and the sum was four digits! She could never seem to understand that she could immediately tell that her answer was wrong since adding 10 four digit numbers results in a number greater than 4 digits. So, like working with numbers, be familiar with spreadsheets, and ask a lot of questions. This could be an opportunity for many more years with State Street. Good Luck.