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CHASING RINGS


WALL STREET WOMAN


A day in the life of Laura


Zimmerman BY MEGAN SCHNEIDER


Team USA midfi elder Laura Zimmerman, a 2012 graduate of North Carolina’s business school, set her eyes on Wall Street since her sophomore year. The fast- paced lifestyle of New York City, plus the team-oriented, instinct-based environment of a sales and trading fl oor, drew her in. “New York is the hotbed for


fi nance,” Zimmerman said. “There’s no better place.”


Zimmerman wanted a career that challenged her every day just like her experience as a Division I student- athlete — and life on Wall Street does just that. Her typical day starts at 4:30 a.m. to work out, features 10-plus hours on the job using one to two phones and three to six monitors, and ends at 10 p.m. after meeting with clients. “You’re working harder when most people are still asleep,” she said. “It’s called the corporate grind for a reason. People who have played a sport, they tend to have the type of endurance that we’re looking for in this type of industry.”


Zimmerman is one of the few U.S. players who aren’t surrounded by the sport daily. Many are college and club coaches.


“It makes me that much more motivated out on the fi eld,” she said.


X 4:30 a.m. Wake up.


X 4:40 a.m.


Leave apartment and Citi Bike to Tone House or Barry’s Bootcamp.


X 4:50-6 a.m. Warm up and work out. I try to keep training as game-like as possible with high- intensity workouts including sprints, speed work or agili- ties, squats with sandbags


and weighted sleds. X 6:05 a.m.


Cool down and stretch. X 6:10 a.m.


Quick turnaround. Shower and get ready for work.


X 6:30 a.m. Take a 15-minute subway ride, or a 20-minute walk to work. On the way, I look through emails to see how European/Asian markets feel overnight and browse through research reports.


X 6:45 a.m.


Arrive at Bryant Park by Times Square. Make a quick pit stop at Starbucks for a necessary Venti coffee.


48 US LACROSSE MAGAZINE May/June 2017 X 6:50 a.m.


Arrive at work at the Bank of America Tower.


X 7:05 a.m.


Put together an overnight and morning recap for clients, including a forward outlook on the day.


X 7:35 a.m. Go to a team meeting, discussing areas of focus or goals for the day. It’s very similar to a meeting before a game or practice. It’s very useful to regroup and get on the same page early in the day.


X 8 a.m.


The work grind begins. Start making calls as soon as we get back to the desk, continually updating clients throughout the day.


X 12:30 p.m. Take a 15-20-minute lunch break. I like to step outside and grab a salad or smoothie bowl from Organic Ave across the street. If it’s nice out, I’ll try for a quick walk through Bryant Park to get some extra steps in.


X 12:45 p.m. Arrive back at my desk, eat lunch and continue to make calls. Sometimes an afternoon coffee is needed to push through the midday lull.


X 6 p.m.


Finish up at the offi ce. X 7 p.m.


Meet with clients at a local bar or restaurant. One of the best qualities of New York City is there’s always a new restaurant to try! If I’m not out with clients, I try to get some reps in, get out and shoot at a local fi eld complex. The complex has one of my favorite views in the city, sits right on the water and looks up to the Freedom Tower. It’s a nice reminder when I’m training for Team USA.


X 9 p.m.


Review end-of-the-day emails and catch up on social media, the latest lacrosse games, scores and highlights.


X 10 p.m. Sleep and repeat.


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©MIKE WALLIN


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