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Bank of America

Global wealth management intern

June - August 2018 • Paramus, NJ

What I liked

Flexibility and being able to see all different aspects of the company and different roles one can take on within it.

What I wish was different

Advice

Be open to learn anything and don’t be afraid to ask questions!
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Private Wealth Management Intern

August 2018 • Princeton, NJ

What I liked

The work schedule is relatively flexible, my manager tends to give me a lot of independent work and trusts me to get the work done meaning I can come in and leave at a flexible time schedule. All co-workers are like mentors, excited to help you and genuinely interested in your goals. Job is super interesting and I never fear having to go into work. Love what I do!

What I wish was different

Nothing, things have been great!

Advice

It is a very involved job and company, you will always be busy and you complete serious work that will directly affect a team or the company. You start at the bottom, like most companies, but what you do still matters and is important to management. Keep your head down and put in strong effort and the position will be very rewarding. Also... learn how to play golf.
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Project Intern

April - July 2019 • Troy, MI

What I liked

I had the ability to work closely with Financial Advisors and see their day to day tasks. I also liked that I was able to earn my Bloomberg certification while on the job.

What I wish was different

I wish the internship was more of a hands-on learning experience.

Advice

If you are an intern and you want to get the most out of it, reach out to the Financial Advisors and ask questions about their business. They are more than likely happy to help you so you can see if this is the business for you.
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Advisor Development Analyst Intern

June - August 2019 • Jacksonville, FL

What I liked

The people I worked with were personable, knowledgeable, and efficient. They were great role models and helped me with my career path and any questions relating to it. It was a 10/10 experience and I can't wait to return post graduation.

What I wish was different

Advice

Take advantage of every opportunity and relationship available.
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Advisor Development Summer Analyst

June - August 2019 • Lincoln, RI

What I liked

I got to assist clients directly over the phone, helping with their account management, transfer of funds, and more. I also got to create and present a summer long PowerPoint presentation on my research into issues with the company's online account opening process and offered solutions to 20+ members of senior management.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Customer Service Representative

August 2015 • Eldersburg, MD

What I liked

-Great Benefits -Tuition reimbursement -Competitive pay

What I wish was different

-More people to work with -Time flexibility

Advice

-Allocate time as best as possible -Patience is key
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Financial Center Intern

June - August 2019 • Folsom, CA

What I liked

I really enjoyed the 2 projects that I worked on and the opportunity to see how banks function from the inside.

What I wish was different

I wish I was placed in a headquarters or corporate office and not a financial center branch. I was given instructions remotely by a program manager and I would have preferred a more hands on experience with other interns.

Advice

Customer service will always be relevant in the workforce no matter how great technology becomes. Also, it is great to intern with Bank of America because they encourage different opportunities based on your passions/interests. BofA offered me the opportunity to intern for Merrill Lynch OR Bank of America next summer without the need to reapply or interview again.
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Advisory Development Program Intern

June - August 2019 • Decatur, GA

What I liked

The entire experience was great. I learned a lot in 10 weeks. Weeks 1-3 was spent learning about the banking industry and the types of regulations that are imposed on it. Weeks 3-10 were spent on multiple different proprietary projects. Overall, I spent 10 weeks learning, networking, and building my business acumen.

What I wish was different

I wish I had someone to mentor me through the pre-internship process. After I accepted the internship, I had months to prepare during school but I didn't really know how to prepare.

Advice

Be bold and shoot your shots. Also, do your research!
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Software Engineering Intern

June - August 2019 • Charlotte, NC

What I liked

Great managers and teammates, great mentorship program, meaningful and challenging work

What I wish was different

more guidance on housing

Advice

Speak up about what technologies you want to work on- they'll listen
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Summer Analyst Intern

June - August 2019 • Raleigh, NC

What I liked

Internships immediately led me to my full-time position so it was super beneficial and working with my team was amazing.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more responsibility as an intern.

Advice

Take charge and do the best you can in the position you are in!
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Sales and Product Analyst

June - August 2019 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

People and culture were outstanding - big reason to return when considering other offers with higher salaries.

What I wish was different

Role placement

Advice

Rotational programs are great, but often reduce a lot of experiences to be had over a 3 month period.
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Software Engineer Intern

June - August 2019 • Charlotte, NC

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

Talk to your manager often! They want you to succeed and will help you achieve your goals.
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Advisor Development Summer Analyst

June - August 2019 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

I liked the freedom you had to explore the company. I was able to connect with people from various sectors of the firm for informational interviews. In this process, I found that the BoA community is very supportive of their new analyst and the people at the firm truly do care about your success whether or not it is with BoA.

What I wish was different

I wish the program had clearer goals for the interns. The job description did not match the internship day to day activities. Regardless, there are many opportunities to grow during the internship. You have to take the initiative if you want to see this growth. I still would have liked to learn more hard skills throughout the experience.

Advice

My biggest piece of advice would be to take initiative and stay positive throughout the experience.
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Marketing and Corporate Communications Intern

June - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I liked being able to work with upper-level employees and take on different projects throughout the summer, mainly internal and external publications that bank put out. What I liked most of this was that these projects were all real tasks that had to be done, not just made-up projects for interns. I also got to work different events that the company held. At the end of the summer, the interns were separated into teams and had to come up with ideas on how to market mobile banking usage to low-to-moderate income consumers, which we then presented to the bank's senior executives.

What I wish was different

Nothing! I feel like I had such a great experience and learned so much. Working there definitely made me feel more confident and capable of being able to take on a full-time marketing or comms job when I finish school.

Advice

I would say that you shouldn't be afraid to talk to people and ask to take on different projects. Sometimes as an intern you may feel like you are bothering the full-time employees, but that's not the case; they really want to help you. Also, since you have to be there 40 hours a week you may as well take advantage and learn as much as you can. Chances are people need help with different projects, so aside from your own learning you are actually helping out another permanent employee as well.
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Business Analyst Intern

June - August 2018 • Addison, TX

What I liked

Technology touches every part of the corporation, sustaining every deal and business decision that is made. From low-level programming to projects involving mass amounts of data, cutting-edge technology is vital to the company’s success. Through innovation and ongoing investment in new and relevant technologies, technology is placed at the focal point of the corporate strategy. The culture at Bank of America is one that I have not found anywhere else. The company fosters long-term career development and also helps employees fight complacency. It is very easy to transition to areas in the bank that interest you, or to learn more about other areas through their online resources and education systems. The culture supports fostering new ideas, diversity, and innovation.

What I wish was different

The only things that I did not enjoy about my internship was that I missed out on the opportunity to interact frequently with the other interns and also the ten-week framework. My building only staffed three interns, while the other locations had upwards of forty interns that had the opportunity to socialize and network with one another. I did, however, have the opportunity to meet other employees in my line of business and their interns at a Chief Technology Organization social in the middle of my internship. The internship only lasted for ten weeks, and I feel as though that was not a sufficient amount of time to learn about our teams. I wish I could have had a deeper exposure to vulnerability and non-permitted technology data tracking, but the time frame would not permit such extensive training.

Advice

The best pieces of advice that I could offer to any Information Technology/Management Information Systems student, or any student who is seeking or about to start an internship: -Refresh on course curriculum and technical skill set before the start of the internship. It is always good to come in prepared. -Do not underestimate the things that you worked on during your internship. One of your “projects” could actually have been used to help the team that you are working on and become a valuable tool that they can use in the future. -Take notes and write down everything you do daily. This can help assure that you leave the internship with a record of tangible results and accomplishments. -Do not be afraid to ask questions and take initiative. This is a learning experience and most likely your first real experience in the corporate world, you are not expected to know everything. -Seek advice from your manager or peers and be open-minded about new ideas and processes. -Tackle tough problems head-on by thinking out of the box and share your successes. -I cannot express the importance of networking enough, it is extremely critical to your success long-term. It is important to build relationships with your peers, manager, and other employees. -And lastly, enjoy yourself.
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Bank Teller

July 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I like that this was a new experience

What I wish was different

I wish that the timing for the job would be different

Advice

I want everyone to be able to test this out and see if they would like to go in the field of banking.
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Bank Branch Manager

August 2007 • Pleasant Hill, CA

What I liked

Team

What I wish was different

Stress, too many clients bot enough staff

Advice

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Financial Advisor Intern

June - August 2018 • Orlando, FL

What I liked

The internship was payed , also i go the opportunity to network with many employees across the firms as well as conduct site visits.

What I wish was different

More analytical work and less focused on customer service.

Advice

Make the most out of the work that you are assigned, make meaningful connections, always ask questions.
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Advisor Development Program Summer Analyst

June - August 2018 • Washington, DC

What I liked

Good pay, large firm, networking opportunities

What I wish was different

More structure, more work

Advice

Always ask for more work if you have the time
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Software Engineer Intern

June - August 2018 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

Very nice team

What I wish was different

Not enough intern events

Advice

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