Describe some of the steps you took to obtain your internship
I began by scouring the internet for internships in the Miami area, sending out countless cold emails to recruiters and companies with my resume attached. A colleague of mine then referred me to SeminoleLink in September of 2016. To my pleasant surprise there were plenty of opportunities for Finance majors. I went ahead and applied to quite a handful. Within the month, I had about 6 interviews.
How far in advance did you prepare?
I prepared for each interview about 4 days in advance. I made sure to research the company and their current standing in the global economy. Research consisted of knowing key executives and their backgrounds, what long term projects each company was working on, and overall company vision.
If you used any Career Center services or events to obtain the internship, what were they? How did these help you in landing the internship?
SeminoleLink was absolutely crucial in landing the internship. My first interview occurred on campus at The Career Center with an HR rep where we were able to utilize their interview rooms, then I moved on to a telephone interview, and ultimately a final video conference interview with upper level management.
Describe some of your responsibilities or duties during the internship experience.
My responsibilities in the summer will include screening potential business deals by analyzing market strategies, deal requirements, potential, and financials; evaluating options; resolving internal priorities; and recommending investments in the Latin American market.
What are some major takeaways from your experience?
I just landed my internship and it will begin in May; however, my experience with The Career Center taught me that if you want something bad enough, you can get it.
“SeminoleLink was absolutely crucial in landing my internship.”
Major: Finance, Class of 2018
Internship Experience: Swiss Re – Business Development LatAm, Summer 2017