Meet Skylight Intern Josh Galayda


Josh Galayda

College: Kent State University

From: Akron, Ohio

Why did you want to intern at Skylight?

I wanted to intern at Skylight to gain hands on experience in the financial planning industry. I was a financial analyst intern the last two summers and want to experience the other side of the industry. Also, when I graduate I would like to go into the financial planning side instead of financial analysis, so this was a great company to be able to make that happen.

Tell us something you are really good at?

One thing that I am really good at is reading people. I play poker almost as much as I play golf and it has taught me how to read peoples’ exterior emotions.   

A fun fact about you:

Something interesting about me is that I enjoy volunteer work. Four years ago I went on a medical mission trip to Haiti and gained one of the greatest and most enriching experiences of my life.  

Your favourite place to hang out in Cleveland or Columbus:

My favourite place to hang out would have to be at a Cavs or Indians game. I am a die-hard Cavs fan and have played baseball ever since I was little. There is nothing better than being involved in something that is bigger than yourself and being able to feel a part of it.     

What do you like to do in your spare time?

In my spare time I am a big golfer. Ever since I graduated high school I have gotten big into golf. If I am not involved with work or school you can most likely find me out on a golf course. 

What’s the most adventurous thing you’ve ever done?

The most adventurous thing I have ever done would have to be zip lining. I enjoy the outdoors, but I am extremely scared of heights. Because of that zip lining was extremely scary for me and would be one of the most adventurous things I have done.   

Who would you most like to meet – alive or dead?

The person I would most like to meet is Derek Jeter. Baseball has been my love ever since I was little and I grew up watching him play. He has been my idol ever since I was young and I would love to be able to meet him. 

Where do you want to be 10 years from now?

10 years from now I would like to own my own business and be married with a possible kid on the way. Owning my own business has always been a dream of mine. 

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