Undergraduate Blog / Tag: Investment Banking

R Gupta

Intern Dynamics

I was the youngest intern at WCP, possibly the youngest they have ever had. Everyone else including the interns were at least 21 years old while the analysts even had almost 10 years on me. At first since I was the youngest and also the newest addition to the team, they were reluctant to sit…

R Gupta

Office Restructuring

I started this internship at the firms old office where all of us analysts, associates, and VP’s were cramped into 2 rooms for the sake of space and the MD’s came around only once a week. At first the culture wasn’t great nor all the exciting. however they were in the process of finding and building a new office.…

R Gupta

Personal Development

Throughout this summer I have had a great opportunity to work with a variety of individuals . One of the things I am most grateful for is how much I have seen myself grow. I learned about individual sub industries but more than that I saw professionalism at its its epitome, effective communication skills, and…

H Kim

The Final Week

Diamond Capital Advisors taught me the ins and outs of investment banking. Through this internship, I was able to learn if investment banking was the best career choice for me for the future. Investment banking is definitely a career I would like to pursue because of the high learning curve and amount of responsibility I…

H Kim

Networking / Interning

A crucial aspect to any career is the importance of networking. Coming from a non-target school, many of the professors, upperclassmen and alumni stressed to me the importance of networking if I wanted to get a career in investment banking.  I made it my goal to network with as many professionals as I could during…

H Kim

Entrepreneurial Investment Banking

Babson emphasizes the importance of always having an entrepreneurial spirit. I never thought that finance and entrepreneurship could be so closely aligned. The investment banking business is mostly developing relationships with business owners who place their trust in you to carry out their best interests and pass on their legacy. The trust is one of…

H Kim

Down to One

As the other interns have left for trips and other full time job pursuits, I am now the only intern at my internship. I did not enjoy the thought about being the only intern at first, worrying about how I will finish the tasks and ask for help when I need it. However, by being…

H Kim

Being Surrounded by Professionals

Living in Los Angeles, I was always fascinated with the tall skyscrapers that twinkled during the night time. I knew that I always wanted to step foot in there and see how it was like from the opposite view, looking out rather than looking into the buildings. Even though I was highly impressed by the…

R Gupta

Diversity

At Babson there is a clear emphasis on diversity: racial, intellectual, socio-economic, and many others. I never paid too much attention to it and took it for granted; however after working at Woodside for a few weeks now, I see how actively recognizing the diversity can help you leverage it for multiple purposes. The type…

H Kim

Learning from my Peers

During an internship, you not only have the chance to learn from the senior management but you learn a lot from your peers. At my internship, I had two other interns working with me and they were both MBA students. They started the internship a little before myself so they were able to teach me…