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West Virginia native returns to find opportunity in The Mountain State


Recent Positively West Virginia guest Max Knapp is one of the many young West Virginians who felt forced to leave the state to find opportunity. 

However, after leaving, Knapp found that he could make his own opportunity right here at home. 

After graduating from West Virginia Wesleyan College with an accounting degree, Knapp furthered his education by venturing off to Vanderbilt University to obtain his master’s in finance. It was through higher education that Knapp found a plethora of opportunity that existed in his field. Like most in his field, Knapp found himself on a journey to Wall Street in New York City. 

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