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Bank of America

Global Wealth and Investment Management Intern

June 2017 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I liked the responsibility as an intern to be able to contribute to a Wealth Management group's client base. Also, I had the opportunity to learn a lot from full-time Financial Advisors at Merrill Lynch.

What I wish was different

I wouldn't change anything about my experience.

Advice

It is important to begin networking early on in the Fall Semester for a summer internship.
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GWIM Intern

June 2017 • Pittsburgh, PA

What I liked

My coworkers were really great people. They understood i would make mistakes and offered to help in whatever way they can.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more group projects. It would've given me the experience I needed in a real life setting

Advice

Do no interview for a job you are not passionate about. Employers have a way of picking out people who want pay vs people who want that specific job.
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Advisor Development Program

June - August 2017 • Chandler, AZ

What I liked

Everyday was an opportunity to experience a new part of the business and to explore all the the roles that we could be doing (potentially). The work environment was great and everybody was extremely friendly and open to our questions.

What I wish was different

I wish that we had been given more projects throughout the summer.

Advice

Make sure you network! You meet so many people that could be a potential benefit to your career search; don't be afraid to make connections.
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Sales and Trading Summer Analyst

June - August 2017 • New York City, NY

What I liked

The Sales and Trading (S&T) internship was dynamic and fun! Personally, I've always had an interest in the markets and how all the moving pieces were intertwined. The internship gave me the opportunity to gain a lot of first-hand experience and due to the mentoring/shadowing nature of the internship, I learned a lot! Bank of America Merrill Lynch is a great firm to work for! Since the first day of my internship, I felt welcomed and comfortable. It was obvious that the people at the firm were willing to invest time and effort into me and help me grow as an individual. The internship was challenging in terms of that it forced me out of my comfort zone and it was necessary for me to pick up topics quickly. I loved the proactive nature of the environment. For interns, a lot of the work/projects you'll receive are obtained by simply asking various people you work with.

What I wish was different

Nothing comes to mind when I think of anything I wish could have been different. The overall program was clear and well organized.

Advice

Working in sales and trading requires that you're very outgoing and a proactive person. One piece of advice I would like to share is to get to know as many people as possible. Network while you're there and try and leave a good impression on as many people as possible.
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Investment Banking Summer Analyst

June - August 2017 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Great opportunity to take ownership of projects and a lot of responsibility is given to those who demonstrate the ability to deliver on performance - which is a definite plus at a junior level. Really friendly environment as well and people are willing to help at the firm.

What I wish was different

I would have liked the internship to start a little later since training happens during exams, but given Stanford's schedule is different from the mass majority of schools, I don't think that will be happening at all

Advice

Don't be afraid to reach out to senior members of the team/firm. If done in good nature, everyone is extremely open and willing to help with professional development. Additionally, take notes for questions you do ask so you won't need to ask anyone the same thing twice.
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Financial Advising Intern

June - August 2017 • Scottsdale, AZ

What I liked

There was structure in the sense that we were given weekly tasks and monthly goals, but I loved that the internship allowed for a lot of flexibility in what I chose to do during my time at work. I could focus on internship specific goals one day, interview advisors the next, sit down with a client, etc.

What I wish was different

There was a lot of emphasis on helping advisors with technology and social media--it was a tangible way to make a difference, but I would rather learn more about advising and conducting client or market research.

Advice

Figure out what you want from the internship beforehand. Think about what you'd like your day to day to look like, and what your focus is. I needed introductory knowledge on financial advising as a career, so I interviewed over 30 advisors about their personal experience and career advice. Another intern focused on investment banking and worked with advisors on the technicalities of being a financial advisor: assessing stocks, calculating betas, etc.
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Wholesale Credit Summer Analyst

June - August 2017 • Dallas, TX

What I liked

I was very involved with the role and was doing tasks that the actual analysts there were doing. I was assigned a peer analyst who would walk me through day to day tasks and every day I was learning something new and being challenged. I really liked the people I was working with. They really invest in their interns!

What I wish was different

Honestly nothing. This was the best internship experience I have had. They really invest in their interns. I got to go to all of the meetings, listen to executives speak, travel to NYC to be trained, had two presentations throughout the summer, and got assigned work that the other analysts were doing.

Advice

Network as much as you can while you are there. Ask as many VPs, Directors, other analysts out to coffee and lunch and ask them questions or advice. This was really beneficial for me to see if I could see myself ending up working here.
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Global Banking and Markets Summer Analyst

June - August 2017 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I liked that I was able to be exposed to many different kinds of work. I was given my own projects, had the opportunity to shadow my director, and regularly sat in on meetings and conference calls.

What I wish was different

I wish my second rotation was more geared towards what I'm interested in.

Advice

During any summer internship, it is crucial to network with the people around you. Speaking with other professionals and getting different perspectives on career paths can help immensely.
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Business Development Intern

September 2016 - April 2017 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I really liked working in a professional enviroment, and learned a lot about what it takes to be a Financial Advisor. I kept up to date with Finance news, and learned a lot about financial products.

What I wish was different

I wish I would have had more meaningful work, in terms of being a Financial Advisor. I was mostly cold calling, which is a great skill to have, but I felt separated from the rest of the team.

Advice

Get ready to cold call, and you need to have thick skin in order to succeed. If you don't, you are going to struggle
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Seasonal client associate

May - August 2019 • Bellevue, WA

What I liked

I really enjoyed the team i worked with, they were always willing to share their knowledge with me. Also I was doing work that made an impact on the team.

What I wish was different

I wish it would have been full time rather than only 20 hours a week

Advice

It’s a great opportunity, make sure you are taking the time to build connections with the special people within the firm.
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Investment Banking Summer Analyst

June - August 2017 • New York City, NY

What I liked

The best culture on Wall Street, colleagues were very nice

What I wish was different

The work was repetitive and not what I was interested in learning.

Advice

Make sure you know exactly what you are getting yourself into -- talk to IB junior analysts about what work exactly you'd be doing.
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Corporate Banking Intern

June - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Living in NYC was a blast and I'm looking forward to going back. The company was great and the culture was really accommodating and challenging. I got to work on a variety of different projects and got to meet people from all over the country. All the clients we worked with were large, Fortune 100 firms and it was cool to be able to learn more about them.

What I wish was different

I wish I had gotten a dorm with AC because NYC in the summer is horribly hot.

Advice

Those who really want a return offer will get it. Be one of those.
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Intern yale school of music

May - August 2019 • New Haven, CT

What I liked

Giving back to the community

What I wish was different

Spending more hours there

Advice

Just try to move in a fast paced environment
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Volunteer

May - December 2019 • Kaneohe, HI

What I liked

Working with animals

What I wish was different

Advice

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Serving Clients

June - September 2019 • Levittown, PA

What I liked

Talking and getting to know clients

What I wish was different

Advice

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Computer Programmer

May - August 2019 • Idaho State University, ID

What I liked

I liked being able to apply my knowledge from what I had learned in electrical engineering into a simulation program that I had built.

What I wish was different

I wish it would have been easier! Some days I felt like my head was going to explode.

Advice

Pursue what you enjoy doing, and do everything you can to be better at it! I was able to create something for a professor to use in future classes because I had an interest in both programming and science.
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Event Planner Intern

August - December 2019 • Moses Lake, WA

What I liked

Work with a lot of people and have a lot lf good advice in my career

What I wish was different

The way the event was using marketing, it could've been better.

Advice

Work in summer and in your "free time" cause you'll learn more for your future family and your future career.
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Volunteer

January 2018 - November 2019 • Boise, ID

What I liked

Very little this time, although it was worth it in success.

What I wish was different

Money

Advice

Live your life as though you will exist forever, not in the material world.
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Intern

June - August 2017 • Philadelphia, PA

What I liked

Gave me a lot of responsibility and I learned a ton about wealth management.

What I wish was different

Nothing, it was great.

Advice

Try to learn at least a little about the industry before the start of the internship. It will help you adjust more easily.
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Wealth management intern

May 2017 • Columbia, SC

What I liked

I liked the friendliness of everyone in the office and how they treated me as an equal.

What I wish was different

I wish there were more interns my age.

Advice

Go beyond your internship and really take advantage of all of the resources provided.
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