Over the summer, I spent ten weeks in New York interning for Bank of America Merrill Lynch in the investment banking division. During my internship, I worked in the Industrials coverage group and worked on multiple transactions and deals with global companies. During my day to day work, I analyzed companies’ financials with valuation methods and prepared pitch books and management presentations including comprehensive research and market analysis.
As a securities division summer analyst at Goldman Sachs, I had the opportunity to rotate through the derivative sales, sales trading, core franchise sales, and electronic trading desks. I had a fantastic summer experience learning about the firm's business model and the various roles within the division. Throughout the internship, we had weekly stock pitches as well as a derivatives project which consisted of performing risk-reward analysis on various derivatives instruments.
Overall, the internship provided me with deep insight into the financial industry. I absolutely enjoyed reading research reports on various companies and then having the opportunity to attend company road shows and other deal presentations. Finally, I benefited enormously from the people I learned from and worked with this summer. Goldman Sachs professionals are incredibly brilliant and resourceful, and I really enjoyed gaining their mentorship and support!
This summer I spent the majority of my time in Providence, Rhode Island. My stay in Providence pretty much entailed three things: constantly studying Organic Chemistry, working as an RA for the Summer@Brown pre-college program and lastly, really getting to explore and appreciate the Providence area. At first glance, this may not sound like the ideal, adventurous summer, but in reality it allowed me to see providence in a different light and really come to appreciate and love our campus and its location.
Aside from being in Providence, I got to spend some time at home in Arizona where I was able to help with the Arizona Ivy League Project, a program that helps talented high school students prepare to apply for Ivy League Universities. I even got some vacation time in and traveled to Mexico with my family. Overall, this summer, like all summers, has flown by, but I’m excited for this school year to start and I’m excited for everything WIB has in store.