Principal Global Investors

Investment Operations Intern

January - July 2019 • Des Moines, IA

What I liked

This was a great way to experience working for a large corporation that I was very interested in learning more about. Taking on daily responsibilities and challenging myself to go above and beyond to get what I was looking for out of the experience was a great growth opportunity.

What I wish was different

I would have enjoyed a little more interpersonal interaction however that is not the nature of an operations department.


Set goals for yourself as far as what you hope to achieve in your time there. List any skills you hope to develop, networking goals, and soft skills you want to focus on. If your daily work does not help you achieve those things, look into online classes/YouTube videos and ask your supervisor how you might incorporate that work into a project for the team. Never stop learning and advancing your professional skills.
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