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Public Financial Management (PFM)

Asset Management Intern

June - August 2021 • Harrisburg, PA

What I liked

I enjoyed working on meaningful projects for municipal bond issuers. Was able to work on a capstone project with other interns. I also completed 150+ cash flow and rebate analysis.

What I wish was different

An in-person experience was prevented due to COVID.

Advice

Be ready to ask questions and ask for help. Everyone at PFM is really incredible.
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Asset Management Intern

June - August 2021 • Harrisburg, PA

What I liked

I enjoyed the culture at the firm: it doesn't matter if you would like to have a coffee chat with a Managing Director or a Senior Analyst because anyone at the firm is willing to talk with you about their career path and yours. Also, the company does not care how much finance and Excel modeling you know prior to the internship since you get trained thoroughly in the first few weeks. Finally, your managers assign you projects that make you learn a lot of public finance. Since the clients are primarily local governments, you manager could ask you to research the fixed income markets and determine how money market mutual fund managers should respond to changes in these markets. Maybe you are making presentations on portfolio strategies. Overall, you get to do projects that expand on what you have learned in the classroom.

What I wish was different

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Financial Advisor Intern

June - August 2020 • Ann Arbor, MI

What I liked

Very inviting environment and they want to see you succeed

What I wish was different

I wish I would have taken more of an initiative and asked more questions.

Advice

Ask questions when you do not understand something and talk to more people in the company.
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Asset Management Intern

June - August 2020 • Harrisburg, PA

What I liked

Structured trainings, great people, mentorship

What I wish was different

More challenging work

Advice

Be organized and take a lot of notes
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Quantitative Analyst (Finance)

June - August 2018 • Philadelphia, PA

What I liked

The culture of the company for well with my beliefs and the other employees were welcoming and made the transition as an intern fun and easy.

What I wish was different

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