What are the most competitive Finance Internships in America?
I would like to start applying to internships but I want to make it worth my while. Which internships will stand out on a CV or lead to a potential job in Finance?
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You do not have to be involved in a remarkable or outstanding internship program. You just have to be a remarkable and outstanding participant in an internship program which is most suitable for you as an individual.
The best way for you to become successful in the area of finance is to get to know how your personality traits fit into this broad area and then talk face to face and in person to determine if this is indeed a good fit and get their assistance and input on your journey into finance and seeking suitable internship opportunities.
Getting to know yourself and how your personality traits relate to people involved in various career opportunities is very important in your decision making process. During my many years in Human Resources and College Recruiting, I ran across too many students who had skipped this very important step and ended up in a job situation which for which they were not well suited. Selecting a career area is like buying a pair of shoes. First you have to be properly fitted for the correct size, and then you need to try on and walk in the various shoe options to determine which is fits the best and is most comfortable for you to wear. Following are some important steps which I developed during my career which have been helpful to many .
Ken recommends the following next steps:
There's no one internship that will guarantee a job or that's "best." Focus in on the experience and the skills that you'll actually be gaining that might help you down the road. If you don't have a lot of experience in Excel, maybe an internship that'll focus in on building models and doing analysis using Excel. If you're maybe lacking experience presenting, you could possibly focus more on an internship where you'll have an opportunity build decks, present to leadership, and have lots of face-to-face time with leadership. Think more about the type of role you'd be most interested in and the sort of company you'd like to work for (i.e. Do their values align with yours?) and that will help you find a great internship for you!