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Prudential

IT Project Management

June 2017 - October 2018 • Newark, NJ

What I liked

The type of work I was doing

What I wish was different

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Advice

Networking is the most important part of any internship
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Compliance analytics intern

June - August 2018 • Newark, NJ

What I liked

Very informative! They supported me with lot s of events and support from management

What I wish was different

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Recruiting and Marketing Intern

May - August 2018 • Irvine, CA

What I liked

Loved working for a large Fortune 500 Company. I was able to learn the ins and outs of recruiting and how to market to a large customer base.

What I wish was different

I wish I would have had access to more company resources as I was granted limited access because I was only an intern. But I was given access with accordance to the company policies so I can't complain too much.

Advice

Make sure to network where ever you are working. I made great connections with other employees and now have a broader working network for when I graduate.
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Private Debt Accounting Associate

June - August 2018 • Newark, NJ

What I liked

Plenty of networking opportunities while doing real work. Always busy.

What I wish was different

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Unix Engineering & Database Support Intern

June - August 2018 • Roseland, NJ

What I liked

I got to meet people working in different fields aside from technology. The culture is very nice. Interns come from all sorts of age groups (even high schoolers). The work I did was substantial and different from what I'm used to, but I was able to learn quickly and get acquainted with my working schedule. Hours were flexible, in that you had to work 8 hours/day, but you can start and stop anytime. Full-time and returning offers are easy to come by as long as you put effort into your work and impress your manager.

What I wish was different

I would have liked working in Newark rather than in Roseland, as the commute would have been shorter. Also, the Newark offices look nicer, provide more activities, and provide better lunch options. I also felt overwhelmed the first day, as I was never told how to use the computer or phone on my desk.

Advice

Do the work and make connections to make this a worthwhile experience.
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Project Management Intern

June - August 2018 • Newark, NJ

What I liked

Prudential offered the intern class a lot of opportunities to participate in community service, to network with interns and employees, and to meet with company leaders, The work I was given was meaningful and I had the opportunity to learn more about the business and how the work I was doing and the team I was a part of contributed to the overall success of the company.

What I wish was different

The team I was a part of was kind of separate form other group that had multiple interns so I didn't interact with a lot of other people in my position other than during lunch or intern events. I would have liked to have worked with other people around my age and experience level a little more.

Advice

Managers and executives go out of their way to make themselves accessible and they genuinely value your fresh eyes as college students and as people who haven't been doing things a certain way for 20+ years. Don't be afraid to ask questions and offer (helpful) suggestions or ideas.
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Actuarial Intern

June - August 2018 • Newark, NJ

What I liked

The program allowed for great experiences to network with other interns, employees in the full-time program, and senior leaders in the company. The work myself and many of the interns were tasked with had a real impact on the company and was meaningful work.

What I wish was different

Some of the events put on by the program seemed excessive and took me away from being able to be available for my manager

Advice

Take advantage of being able to meet as many people as possible over the 10 weeks. Also, don't be afraid to ask questions and make mistakes, you're not expected to be perfect, people want you to try your best and see how much you're willing to learn.
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Strategic Investment Research Group Intern

June - August 2018 • Newark, NJ

What I liked

I liked being given responsibility and independence within my project. I was not heavily monitored and the burden was on me to ask questions, which I liked. I also liked that I was treated with respect and fairness, and was given a real project. My views were respected and taken to heart by the team, even though I was just the intern.

What I wish was different

I wish the location had been different. I also wish instead of 1 large yet specific project, I had had a few smaller projects so I could have a variety of experiences to speak about within this one grander internship experience. I also did not like that I was the only intern on my team. While the company had 300 interns, being the only intern on my entire floor was very isolating.

Advice

Do not be afraid to ask questions when given independence on a project. It is better to ask questions early on then ask for help correcting a mistake later.
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