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Fidelity Investments

Software Engineer Intern

June - July 2020 • Covington, KY

What I liked

I liked the company culture and the direction the CEO was taking the company. My team was always willing to assist me if I needed help, even when they had their own deliverables to worry about.

What I wish was different

I wish I was able to be on-site, ideally, but it was definitely for the best. The on-boarding process could have been better.

Advice

Do not be afraid to ask questions and network with people outside of your team.
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Fidelity

May - August 2020 • Covington, KY

What I liked

Good environment and lots of work to do. Had a lot of intern and networking opportunities

What I wish was different

Nothing it was amazing

Advice

Work hard! Its worth ut
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EAW Workplace Investment Associate

May - August 2020 • Covington, KY

What I liked

Flexible hours, kind people, lots of perks

What I wish was different

Working remote was unfortunate, would have loved to be in the office.

Advice

Provide more room for growth
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Human Resources Intern

June - July 2020 • Roanoke, TX

What I liked

I loved the corporate culture, the people, and the vast learning opportunities.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more time to take advantage of all the opportunities there. I wish I had been able to learn a little more about the different areas of HR.

Advice

I would suggest that people take advantage of any learning and networking opportunities. This will help your career.
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research and market data administration intern

June - August 2020 • Dallas, TX

What I liked

Really liked the culture of the company, fully apparent even in a virtual setting.

What I wish was different

I wish the experience could have been in person so I could foster better relationships with other interns, my team, senior leaders. It was not possible due to COVID-19 but I was able to network as best I could under the circumstances.

Advice

Ask questions and network as much as possible!
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Risk Management Intern

June - August 2020 • Boston, MA

What I liked

I really liked how generous everyone was with their time. All employees were so willing to have a chat with you and to answer any questions you have. I also like how the firm focuses on learning and lifelong education. There were many opportunities to attend various events all across the firm to learn about what different business units do, acquire new technical skills, learn about investing, learn about the corporate culture and to learn about new initiatives the firm is taking on. I also enjoyed that my work was project based, solved actual problems for the firm and made me feel like what I was working on mattered.

What I wish was different

The only thing I wish was different is that this experience could have occurred in person. However, due to the pandemic, it had to be remote. My internship was amazing remote, I can only imagine how great it would have been in person.

Advice

Be inquisitive and do not be afraid to ask questions. Also, use this time to build your network and reach out to people who work in roles that interest you. Everyone is very welcoming and willing to talk to interns and lower level employees.
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User Experience Designer Intern

June - August 2019 • Jersey City, NJ

What I liked

I really loved how friendly and helpful the environment was. Every associate in the UX Department would say hello to you and have a conversation with you. They were always willing to help you if you needed it, you just needed to ask. Overall, this internship was able to give me great hands-on experience with how UX works in a corporate environment.

What I wish was different

My commute was about 2 hours, so I would only wish that it wasn't so long.

Advice

Don't be afraid of asking questions! When you're an intern, you're there to learn as much as you can in the time you have with people working in the industry. You're not supposed to know everything so don't be afraid to ask for clarification on something. There are no "stupid" questions.
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Finance Intern

June - August 2020 • Covington, KY

What I liked

Great company culture.

What I wish was different

I wish the internship hadn't been remote.

Advice

Work on your communication and time management skills. There are a lot of large projects that have firm deadlines.
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Workplace Investing and Healthcare Accounting Intern

June - September 2020 • Boston, MA

What I liked

I really enjoyed working with my team and the projects that I worked on.

What I wish was different

With the COVID situation, it made me feel a little stranded but my team made sure to check in frequently. Plus I didn't get as close with my fellow interns.

Advice

I would say just be a "sponge", take it all in, and ask questions!
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Software Engineering Intern

June - August 2020 • Merrimack, NH

What I liked

I was paired with another intern who had similar knowledge as myself, so we were able to help each other learn as we completed our projects. I was also placed into an area that matched my experience and resume very well that led to me experiencing an actual Full Stack position.

What I wish was different

I wish that it hadn't turned into a Virtual experience as I was initially supposed to be working in the office with my team.

Advice

Don't be afraid to apply to postings that don't perfectly fit your resume. Fidelity provided many learning tools allowing me to learn languages and frameworks that I needed for my projects.
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Marketing and Communication Intern

June - September 2019 • Smithfield, RI

What I liked

Extremely professional and individual driven, you get what you put in.

What I wish was different

I wish they provided more information towards action required post position.

Advice

Always work hard!
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Communication and Education Intern

June - August 2020 • North Smithfield, RI

What I liked

The workplace atmosphere and all the opportunities it had to offer.

What I wish was different

It was remote, which was unfortunate as the internship lacked the networking and in-person communication aspect.

Advice

Make sure you really know how to operate excel efficiently.
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Software Engineer Intern

June - July 2020 • Smithfield, RI

What I liked

Teammates were very friendly and welcoming.

What I wish was different

I wish it could have been in person and not virtual.

Advice

Work hard and show you are willing to learn new things and grow with whatever project is assigned to you.
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Marketing and Communications Intern

May - August 2019 • Boston, MA

What I liked

Interning at Fidelity was a great chance to learn about financial services from one of the top companies in the industry. The work culture is amazing and there's a strong push to become a more modern thinking company, despite its history as a traditional, family run business. They also place a huge emphasis on female executives which is awesome. Working as an intern was also fun and social, because you are placed in an intern group where you attend a lot of group meetings and career workshops together.

What I wish was different

Being such a large company, it was overwhelming at times to understand where your group fits in the organizational scheme. Even after 12 weeks I still don't 100% understand exactly how each segment of the company works.

Advice

Keep an open mind. I was really surprised by how young and innovative Fidelity felt.
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Software Engineering Intern

June - August 2019 • Southlake, TX

What I liked

I love the overall experience, the opportunity to learn how the knowledge from the theoretical aspects of class was applied to real world solutions.Also liked the work-life balance at the company.

What I wish was different

I wish I was there for a longer time period , like a co-op

Advice

Try to get an internship experience before you graduate, it’s an eye opener.It helps you decide what you wanna do after you graduate.
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Amendment Consultant

June 2019 • Covington, KY

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask questions but try not to ask the same questions repeatedly. As long as you are organized and a quick learner, you'll stand out amongst your peers.
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Business Strategy and Operations Intern

May - August 2019 • Merrimack, NH

What I liked

I loved the opportunity to learn about the firm every day. My mentor and manager opened up the company's resources to me and allowed me to set up meetings with whomever I chose. There were countless chances for me to showcase my hard and soft skills like communication, presentation, programming, teamwork, mathematics, critical analysis, economic analysis, and more.

What I wish was different

I wish the internship were longer! I felt like just as I understood the intrinsic goals of Fidelity my internship ended.

Advice

Being open minded is more than accepting any job or task your manager offers you. It means be open to talking to new people, putting yourself out there and grabbing people's attention in a professional manner. Don't be afraid to think differently, or be uncomfortable because ultimately that discomfort translates into unique experience that you'll forever be grateful for.
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Software Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Jersey City, NJ

What I liked

My manager was extremely open and gave me projects spanning many different technologies.

What I wish was different

The pay is relatively sub-par compared to other similar positions in this field.

Advice

The company structure is very corporate, but the opportunities to learn and do work is there. Always ask questions and always demand for more projects once they are completed.
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Business Strategy and Operations Intern

June - August 2019 • Jersey City, NJ

What I liked

Fidelity had a very structured internship program, and during my time there, I was valued as a regular employee. Our internship program allowed me to interact with other interns regularly, and we also collaborated on an intern project that we presented to Senior Leaders. I also had a phenomenal manager during my time at Fidelity that was crucial to helping me secure a full-time role after I graduate. My manager, Jackie Silva, had always assured me that what I did was valuable and appreciated, and regularly praised me for my work.

What I wish was different

Advice

Take advantage of the benefits your company gives you, such as attending speaker series and going to networking events. Additionally, be open and communicative with your manager, as it will ultimately be beneficial to your career endeavors.
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End User Computing Intern

May - August 2019 • Durham, NC

What I liked

- The work environment - The team members and people at Fidelity - Work-life balance

What I wish was different

- More assigned work related to network programming languages - A separate office desk for each intern

Advice

- Do not work all the way from morning to afternoon, talk to full-time team members and managers during your short break.
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