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Fidelity Investments

Asset Management Technology, Admin Intern

May - August 2019 • Merrimack, NH

What I liked

Company culture

What I wish was different

Advice

Fidelity offers many different opportunities for learning/career panels/events - go to all of them!
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Technical intern (Software Engineering)

May - August 2018 • Trophy Club, TX

What I liked

Consistent schedule; friendly office environment; a sense of community; management was responsive to needs of the employees; free access to Udemy, Linda, and Fidelity education network

What I wish was different

Not much work to do, so some days were idle

Advice

Bring a notebook and take notes on everything. On days when you have nothing to do, you can take online courses to make the most of your time..
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Operational Risk Intern

June - August 2018 • Boston, MA

What I liked

Fidelity does a lot for the interns to make sure that they're doing valuable work and learning about the industry.

What I wish was different

Advice

Attend all the training and intern events.
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Private Equity Intern

May - August 2018 • Boston, MA

What I liked

As we were working on an acquisition, we needed to work well as a team. I worked with two senior strategists and a consultant, and the four of us met regularly and communicated well. Everyone was extremely motivated and creative, and there was a lot of attention and care behind every decision.

What I wish was different

I was the only intern in that area, so I would've enjoyed having more peers.

Advice

I was left on my own to do research for most of the day--budget your time well and take on new projects without being asked.
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Client Experience Intern

June - August 2018 • Smithfield, RI

What I liked

Great networking opportunity, great internship experience

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask questions or ask for help.
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Communications Intern

May - August 2019 • Smithfield, RI

What I liked

Good real world experience, got to meet a lot of people and see what people do for a living in corporate America.

What I wish was different

I wish they gave us more to do during the day.

Advice

meet as many people as possible and establish relationships.
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Software Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Merrimack, NH

What I liked

I loved the real world experience I got, and everyone I spoke to or looked to for help was extremely helpful and willing to guide me and teach me.

What I wish was different

I wish I had connected more with other interns.

Advice

Come into this internship willing to learn and you'll go far - there's so much you can take away.
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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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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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Data Science Intern

June - August 2020 • Merrimack, NH

What I liked

It was great

What I wish was different

Advice

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Relationship Management

May - August 2019 • Boston, MA

What I liked

We were given real work and weren’t just asked to grab coffee or do grunt work

What I wish was different

I would have liked to have more responsibility

Advice

Get into a routine
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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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Software Systems Analyst Intern

May - August 2019 • Boston, MA

What I liked

Benefits, resources, professional development, access to senior leadership, opportunities to present and challenge yourself

What I wish was different

The hiring process, most interns I know are not returning which is a shame

Advice

If you know exactly what you want to do this is a great place to start out the job roles are very specific during the hiring process (even though they say otherwise)
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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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Credit Risk Analyst

June - August 2019 • Jersey City, NJ

What I liked

Great group that I worked in, and learned a ton. We had a week in Boston for training with a chance to shadow different groups and people, along with the opportunity to sit in on meetings. Throughout the summer, I got to see all the functions that exist within Fidelity and hear from everybody in senior management.

What I wish was different

I wish that maybe the commute was less difficult, but really no other wishes about the internship itself. Great experience.

Advice

One piece of advice is to reach out to everyone that you can so you can make the most out of it and learn the most from functions of the business other than the one I worked in every day. I was treated like any other employee after training which was a great simulation of real work.
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Marketing Intern

June - August 2019 • Boston, NY

What I liked

The corporate culture is fantastic; a collaborative environment that acts as a hub for new trends and information in the financial industry and marketing sphere. With days dedicated to learning and immersing myself in the day to day of my managers while also contributing to ongoing projects and my own self-guided project, I was able to connect with many individuals and layers to the company.

What I wish was different

I wish this was something that could be connected to RWU. However, this position is usually found within your own personal network

Advice

Absorb all the information you can and be open to new experiences.
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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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Financial Representative Inter

May - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I enjoyed being able to interact directly with retail clients in order to service them with personal and account needs.

What I wish was different

I would have loved to have been able to sit in on more financial planning meetings.

Advice

Always stay upbeat and open-minded! Finances are a very personal aspect of one's life, and can be really overwhelming to clients who rely on institutions such as Fidelity to guide them in the correct direction in finding financial security and a good plan for the future.
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Risk Management Intern

May - August 2019 • Merrimack, NH

What I liked

Aside from my individual and team responsibilities and projects, there was lots of interesting programming for all interns, my favorite being the money management workshop. There were so many opportunities to learn about areas of the company other than your own, which was great. It was clear to me that my team and the company as a whole really cared about my experience. They trusted me with important projects, while ensuring I wasn't overwhelmed and had all the tools I needed to be successful. Overall, this summer internship was a great experience that I would definitely recommend.

What I wish was different

I honestly can't think of anything that I would change. The pay was great, I was allowed to be flexible with my schedule as long as I hit 40 hours each week, and I was allowed to work from home. There is not much more I could have asked for. I will say that I would have liked more communication during the application process; I applied and submitted my video interview at the beginning of October and did not hear anything further until the start of February.

Advice

Take advantage of all of the opportunities that you have for the duration of your internship. I know my company had a lot of online training that interns had access to for the summer, as well as free access to the gym at the office, a perk that full-time associates do not even have. Network with others in the company and learn as much as you can while you're there!
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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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