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CME Group

Clearing Intern

May - August 2019 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

I loved the people I worked with and the amount of dedication everyone had to their job.

What I wish was different

I don’t wish much to be different. There was a lot of inclusion and they seemed to really care about us interns and what thoughts we had pertaining to the projects at hand.

Advice

Honestly, it’s cliché, but never give up. If you’re working on a project with a quickly approaching deadline, ask for help or an extension. There’s no need for you to wait until the day it’s meant to be presented to tell them you didn’t finish. It looks better on you that you were honest and realized your limits. They’ll respect and understand if you explain.
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Equity Products BLM Intern

May - August 2019 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

Enjoyed the experience. Top notch people and company.

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Use the resources available. Great environment to learn from very smart people.
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Post Trade Services and Risk Intern

May - August 2019 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

Loved the location in Chicago. The team was very nice and I felt welcomed.

What I wish was different

There was a lot of downtime I wish I had a project.

Advice

Ask for work!
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Software Development Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

CME's Intern Programs are do a great job integrating you into the workplace. Personally, I was lucky enough to have assigned projects that were challenging and helped me grow as a coder. That said, I felt that the team's I worked with were very supportive.

What I wish was different

To preface this, the coordinators of the intern program are doing a great job, and are actively addressing these very minor concerns. The internship coordinators could have provided information about logistics (housing, start date, manager / mentor information) a bit earlier in the year.

Advice

Actively reach out to engineers and managers at CME. Everyone there is supportive and wants to see you succeed, personally and professionally. So just make sure to take advantage of that support system by building relationships with those around you.
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Software Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

The atmosphere and exposure to what life is like as a software engineer

What I wish was different

I wish they had provided housing since commuting from my home every day took up almost 2 hours

Advice

Go in with an open mind, ready to learn new things and meet new people
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Risk Management Policy Intern

May - July 2018 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

Great Location, Fun intern involvement events, Good atmosphere with managers

What I wish was different

I wish I talked more with other employees and asked more questions, I wish I knew if my work productivity was at an adequate level

Advice

Take advantage of opportunities like this because they are a great opportunity to meet good people and learn a lot about an industry, even though the position may not be necessarily that interesting
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Software Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

I really liked all of the people I worked with, I got to learn about how software development works in practice, and I got to have a fun summer in Chicago!

What I wish was different

I wish that I had been able to see more parts of the company/ work on more diverse projects across different areas of tech during the summer.

Advice

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Software Developer Intern

May 2018 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

The people there were amazing to work with! There was a fun environment and everyone was quick to help if you ever needed help

What I wish was different

Nothing really, everything was fun and chill

Advice

Always ask for help if you need it because everyone there wants to see you succeed and learn from this opportunity.
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Market regulation intern

May - August 2017 • New York City, NY

What I liked

The people and exposure was incredible

What I wish was different

I wish the commute wasn’t so long

Advice

Take every opportunity your internship gives you and run with it
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