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Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Mechanical Engineering In

April - September 2019 • Philadelphia, PA

What I liked

Very interesting operation and building. A lot of people there are nearing the end of their careers, so a lot of experience and information.

What I wish was different

I wish I had been given more work, I didn't feel very impactful.

Advice

Stay on everyones back about making sure you get work, otherwise you won't.
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Research Assistant

May - July 2019 • Philadelphia, PA

What I liked

I enjoyed meeting lots of interesting people and forging friendships with the other interns.

What I wish was different

Advice

I would suggest not worrying too much about whether you are super qualified for the position you want (within reason, of course) because the people you work with are always ready to help and generally one of the nicest group of people I have ever met.
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Financial Statistics Intern

June 2018 • Philadelphia, PA

What I liked

I liked working for such a large organization and getting to meet so many people from so many different departments and backgrounds. Also they gave me a lot of responsibility which was nice, because I felt like I had a purpose, rather than just being the intern to grab coffee and scan documents. In addition I was able to learn so much about the banking industry which I had very little knowledge of before starting.

What I wish was different

I wish that there was an overarching project that all of the interns from all of the different departments could have worked on. Whether that be a charitable event, or fundraising, or some other type of community engagement project. There were so many of us, and we all possessed different skills and knowledge. It would have been nice to enhance my teamwork abilities and get to know the other interns better, while also contributing to a greater cause.

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask questions at your internship. When I started at the Fed, everything seemed so foreign and the majority of the concepts I'd never heard of before. I found myself asking my mentors and managers a ton of questions. Not only did I learn a lot more by asking questions, but my managers appreciated me showing the interest in furthering my knowledge of the Federal Reserve and banking in general.
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