Lifelong Lerner: Tyler Dribbon

Tyler Dribbon poses for a photo

As a member of the University of Delaware’s Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics’ Class of 2020, Tyler Dribbon from Flemington, New Jersey has not had the typical final semester or commencement at UD due to the coronavirus outbreak. He, and his entire class, have shown incredible resilience, maturity and spirit while adjusting to the many unexpected changes that they have encountered.


In this profile, Dribbon, a financial planning and wealth management major with a minor in trust management, shared his favorite UD memories, how he has changed during his time at UD and his plans following graduation.


Q: How do you think you have changed from your first semester at UD to now?


Dribbon: I have changed from my first semester because I learned exactly what I want to do in my professional career. I gained a valuable education that I am excited to use when I graduate. My network has also greatly expanded, which is very important, no matter what career path you seek.


Q: What is your favorite place at UD? 


Dribbon: My favorite place at UD is the Green. The Green is the most beautiful part of campus no matter what season it is!


Q: What is the most memorable course that you took at Lerner?


Dribbon: The most memorable course I took at Lerner was the Trust Management Symposium. This was the capstone course for the trust management minor, and we presented cases to industry professionals which prepared us for the real world.


Q: What was your favorite signature UD experience?


Dribbon: My favorite UD experience was a cornhole tournament I competed in. Although I did not win, it was fun to compete in the tournament with all my friends.


Q: What does being a “Lifelong Lerner” mean to you?


Dribbon: Being a “Lifelong Lerner” means that I will always consider Lerner as a home. No matter where I am in life, Lerner will always be there to guide me in my career.


Q: What are your plans following graduation?

Dribbon: I will be starting full-time at Wells Fargo in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At Wells Fargo, my position will be a wealth management fiduciary administrator working on administering trusts.

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