As a business finance intern, I have been on the front lines of a lot of major financial deals. I am also a strong believer that a good intern should be flexible, honest, and make friends. I am proud to have had both internship and paid consulting work during my time at UNH.
I spent a lot of time on the UNH campus and I think I was very lucky to make friends and have internships during my time at UNH. It’s something that I’ll be able to take with me into my work with Microsoft in the next couple of years.
I think there is a lot of value in internships as a way to get in to the finance field, and I’m certainly glad that I was able to work and have internships during my time with UNH. I also think that internships are essential for getting in to the finance field because they are a great way to build friendships.
It goes both ways though. A lot of people who come to UNH are just like, “Hey, I’m here to work here,” or, “I’m gonna get a degree.” Both of those things are pretty true. However, if you’re a finance intern at UNH, you’re not just here to work. You’re here to learn and gain experience.
And that education comes in many forms. With finance internships you get to learn in-depth about the company, the industry, the business sector, and learn how to do some really cool financial modeling. In short, you learn everything you need to know about your internship to be able to be a successful finance intern. They also give you a great opportunity to get internships with companies that wouldn’t normally offer them.
I love working for a company that actually recognizes that I have value and doesn’t think I am a waste of their time and money. It’s a lot of fun. And most importantly it actually pays well, although the company doesn’t have a formal process for this. I also really enjoy working for companies that encourage you to work hard and do the best you can in everything you do.
Not all companies that hire finance internships are the same. There are a few that reward you for being a decent employee. The companies I’ve been with, such as American Bankers, have been great at paying good wages (in my opinion) but also rewarding you for your hard work. They also recognize your value and reward you for being a strong, productive employee.
The first time I worked for American Bankers I was very inexperienced and had no idea what I was doing. I was assigned to process credit card transactions and send them to a bank account. I literally had no idea what I was doing as I was always in the middle of a transaction. At the time I thought I was doing it wrong and felt like I was wrong for being so inexperienced. But I also knew that I would learn from my mistakes and that I could do a lot better.
After working for American Bankers for a number of years I realized that I could do a lot more than I thought I could and I made a lot of positive changes in my own career. One of the things that I learned was that it’s sometimes better to just go with the flow. A lot of people are comfortable dealing with the status quo, but I learned that it’s often better to take ownership of your own business.
I’ve worked for a number of different companies, but I have to say that one of my biggest pet peeves with business is the “status quo” mentality. The business world is all about the status quo. To me that means that you have to be as “right” as you can be in order to stay in business.