What I liked
Hudson River Trading does an incredible job of giving their interns real-life, challenging, and exciting projects. They also do a fantastic job of supporting the interns throughout the summer and beyond. The teams really rally behind their interns, and work to give every intern the best experience possible. On my team, when I was unsure of which direction to go, I could turn to just about anyone on the team for help. That welcoming, collaborative environment was ultimately what allowed me to be successful in the internship.
The culture at HRT is unmatched. They go above and beyond to give everyone a memorable summer. They ordered different NYC snack staples, like cronuts, to the office weekly. They held some amazing events for the interns, like a sunset sail, food tours, VR arcades, hiking to waterfalls in upstate NY, etc. They know how to balance hard work with fun.
Finally, I'd be remiss if I did not mention all of the perks. Free housing, free food, UberEats every night, breathtaking views, an on-site gym, stellar events, great pay, etc. Overall, HRT is an incredible place to work.