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Fidelity Investments

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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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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Computer Systems Analyst Intern

May - August 2019 • Raleigh, NC

What I liked

Very welcoming staff and many opportunities to do relevant work

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

Take advantage of as many opportunities as possible
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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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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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product management and marketing consultant intern

June - August 2020 • Covington, KY

What I liked

They let me explore their intranet. I was able to set up meetings with anyone in the organization.

What I wish was different

Having a manager that wasn't at the director level.

Advice

Learn as much as you can.
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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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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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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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Product Manager Intern

June - August 2020 • Durham, NC

What I liked

Loved the experience of working in both business and computer science. Great environment and community.

What I wish was different

Unfortunately, my internship was moved to remote. I really wish I could have had the on-site experience.

Advice

Network as much as you can and don’t be afraid to meet new people.
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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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Participant Services Representative

April 2019 • Covington, KY

What I liked

People, environment, benefits, flexible schedule

What I wish was different

More team interaction inside and outside of work

Advice

Build relationships with colleagues and managers, it makes work more fun and helps you to network.
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Corporate Finance Intern

June 2020 • Boston, MA

What I liked

I loved the flexibility of Fidelity and their commitment to making sure interns had all our resources easily accessible. I loved my manager and my team because they eased me into the job and made the transition fun! My work was exciting and hands on with the financial information, and I was able to expand my excel skills even more.

What I wish was different

Not only being 9 weeks long, but sticking to 10.

Advice

Be open about your preferences. Fidelity is filled with tons of people who want you to be happy and successful. Make sure to communicate what you want to do, what you're not liking, and be prepared to have honest conversations.
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Corporate Real Estate Intern

June - July 2020 • Merrimack, NH

What I liked

I loved my team and the experience I gained working on different projects that actually made a difference at the company.

What I wish was different

I wish that it could've been in person!

Advice

Always be willing to be flexible to whatever your team needs and be ready to adapt to changing environments. Also, being kind and personable goes a long way.
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Workplace Consulting Intern

June - August 2020 • Durham, NC

What I liked

It was a very hands-on experience where I was put directly into the day-to-day projects and meetings with the full time employees. The people at Fidelity are so friendly and welcoming and really wanted to help me have the best experience possible.

What I wish was different

Some of the tasks were tedious and kind of boring. Being a virtual internship, it was kind of difficult to fully immerse myself and meet everyone I wanted to meet.

Advice

Don't be afraid to reach out and ask questions. Your employer wants you to learn and have a good experience.
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Software Development Intern

June - July 2020 • Smithfield, RI

What I liked

I really liked how the company handled the virtual internship, and they still provided us with networking opportunities and encouraged us to meet with company leaders and share our experiences.

What I wish was different

My mentor ended up taking a lot of paid vacation time during my internship. I wish he had set me up with other team members for more projects so that when he wasn't there. However, it ended up working out well, because I worked with other team members and shadowed them on projects that were pretty far out of my comfort zone and learned a lot.

Advice

Its so important to branch out of your comfort zone and network. I spoke to a VP of Fidelity during my internship, and it was a great conversation and she gave me some really awesome life advice. If the company wants you, they will invest in you. This can come in the form of hosting seminars, having leaders take time to meet with you, and a paycheck. However, at the end of the day, I had to make sure that they would want me to work for them, which included being a good team member, doing good work, and being willing to take on projects.
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