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Stifel

Investment Banking Analyst

June - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

The analysis

What I wish was different

The political scenery

Advice

Utilize your network and work on expanding it over the summer
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Rotational Finance Intern

June - July 2021 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I enjoyed the opportunity to learn more about different fields in finance (i.e. fixed income, investment banking, and equity research) while meeting people in the industry and working on relevant projects.

What I wish was different

I wish that we would have had more time in each division to fully explore what we enjoyed because at the end of the internship we were able to select which field we were the most interested in receiving a return offer from.

Advice

Make sure to take lots of notes on what you've learnt, the people you've met, and what you want to learn more about!
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Summer Analyst

June - August 2020 • New York City, NY

What I liked

The bankers were extremely friendly and willing to share their experience, and the mentorship program with a junior and senior mentor provided me with great insight and feedback on my deliverables. I also really enjoyed the extra effort that the recruiters made to make sure we got to know people in the firm; the access to senior management was fantastic.

What I wish was different

Being a virtual experience, I do wish we were able to work on deals and experience more of what the full-time position would be like. That being said, the bankers did an amazing job telling us about the deals they were working on, so we were still able to get some of that experience if we asked.

Advice

With any experience, network; I know that the connections I made will flow into my full time position next year.
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Finance intern

January 2020 • Washington, DC

What I liked

Great team. Fun Experience

What I wish was different

Na

Advice

Learned so much about the company and industry. Recommend it to anyone.
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Rotational Intern

June - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

The rotational aspect was great, got to learn a lot about different desks and meet a lot of people.

What I wish was different

More time on each desk and more training specifically about fixed income.

Advice

Make the most of every desk, even when there's nothing to do.
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Financial service intern

May - August 2019 • Lancaster, OH

What I liked

Open to learning

What I wish was different

More direction

Advice

Was a one time thing. Not a normal thing
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Compliance Intern

May 2019 • St. Louis, MO

What I liked

Love the culture and people I work with

What I wish was different

Advice

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Investment Strategy Intern

June - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I enjoyed learning about the various different aspects within the financial industry and being exposed to a plethora of information regarding investment strategy and banking.

What I wish was different

If the program was longer and more structured it could've been even better.

Advice

Come in with an open mind and ask to do more.
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Software Development Intern

May - July 2019 • St. Louis, MO

What I liked

Much independence

What I wish was different

a little more training/guidance in the beginning

Advice

Grab whatever you can and try to slowly do it
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Analyst (Investment Banking)

June - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Good culture and great hours for banking.

What I wish was different

Nothing really

Advice

Nothing really
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Estate and Tax Planning Intern

July 2018 • St. Louis, MO

What I liked

The learning experience of practical lessons and strategies associated with a topic learned about in class the previous semester.

What I wish was different

An additional class taken during law school prior to beginning the internship to broaden the base of incoming knowledge.

Advice

Prepare yourself as best you can with prior knowledge generally about the field you are entering. The basic language of the field is important to be familiar with to learn more quickly after starting.
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Product Control and Oversight

May - August 2017 • St. Louis, MO

What I liked

The people I worked with were very friendly. They helped me get familiar with the company and taught me my daily duties very thoroughly. I was not afraid to ask questions and I felt very productive. I got to apply engineering techniques such as programing with Visual Basic for Applications.

What I wish was different

I wish the position would have been a little more focused towards engineering.

Advice

Make sure you step outside of your comfort zone. I am a Biosystems Engineering major and ended up getting an internship at a finance firm! I had no idea that an engineer would be required at these kind of companies.
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