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Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Economic Research Assistant

June - August 2018 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

I loved the collegial atmosphere and challenging (but always interesting) work.

What I wish was different

Advice

Apply to many Feds and make sure to come in with some decent programming and econometric chops
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Risk Specalist Intern

May - August 2017 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

The environment was great and had a wonderful learni ng experience. Met a lot of people who were able to provide suggestions and tips on how to approach your career and studies and truly find something in your industry that you love.

What I wish was different

Nothing at all!

Advice

Be bold and a risk taker. If you do not understand a concept or question, ask your supervisor for more assistance. Talk to different departments, understand how each department has there own tasks and goals and how they all communicate the ideas together.
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Data Analyst Intern

June - August 2018 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

I got to experience working with machine data and it has opened my eyes as to the possibilities of my future career.

What I wish was different

Security is tight for a reason at the Federal Reserve, but the access that I had to data sets was very limiting to my own personal work .

Advice

Try to explore jobs and careers at places you never thought of before because you will learn a lot about the industry in different ways.
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