Lessons from a Week on Wall Street
I spent last week visiting fifteen companies in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut to learn more about professionals working in all areas of finance. Along with eleven other students, I met with analysts, associates, managing partners and directors, SVPs, CIOs and CEOs from investment banks, venture capital firms, international corporations, boutique trading firms, consulting divisions, and personal wealth advisory enterprises.
The experience had a profound impact on my educational goals and expected career path. Our hosts were very informative and inspirational across the board. Here are some key takeaways from our discussions:
- As an intern, come in early, show intellectual curiosity in every aspect of your work, and offer to help with any project even if it is outside your sphere.
- Volunteer for the bad assignments at work. You will gain new experience and stand out.
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