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Santander US

Finance and Accounting Intern

June - August 2021 • Boston, MA

What I liked

It was great experience. The people there were extremely friendly and were helpful during the program.

What I wish was different

Having an in-person component to the program.

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask questions!
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Bank Teller

November 2017 • Westford, MA

What I liked

The people were great to work with!

What I wish was different

More room to grow in the same location

Advice

Learn as much as you can from managers and colleagues
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Cost Management and Allocations Intern

July - August 2020 • Boston, MA

What I liked

This internship was my first experience as part of the corporate world. It was a completely rewarding internship where I established valuable relationships with fellow colleagues. I also learned how to allocate costs to different entities of the firm, which was not easy given the millions of data, but it kept me curious the decluter them!

What I wish was different

I believe a lot of students who worked this year will understand me here. I truly wish I could physically go to the office instead of remotely. I met so many people who I wish I could talk in real life and share each other's experiences. Even though, my great team made sure I get the chance to explore this internship at its fullest!

Advice

I would say asking questions all the time is something I would keep on telling everyone who wishes to experience this job. People at Santander are very open and friendly to help any time and you can get a lot of support from everyone, either teammate or manager, or even the CFO, as it was in my case.
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HRIS intern

June - August 2019 • Dallas, TX

What I liked

I really enjoyed that my team was very hands on. I was able to get my hands dirty and learn a lot about the system Workday. I was also able to be in a very fast paced environment. I was there during a period of a lot of change within the company. I got to see how people adjusted to the new environment and how quickly things can change.

What I wish was different

I wish I would've been challenged a little more.

Advice

Be as involved as you possibly can. There is always an opportunity to learn something.
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Data Engineer Intern

June - August 2019 • Dallas, TX

What I liked

The Team, The experience, Learning about the financial industry, working with ETL and BI tools.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more time to interact with the other interns.

Advice

Make the most of it. Everyone is really friendly. If you don't have enough work ask for more. You will have the opportunity to work with other teams.
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Universal Banker

July - September 2018 • Jersey City, NJ

What I liked

One of my favorite and most challenging tasks was learning to analyze banking activities of clients and translating them into offers for different products. This had to be accompanied with a conversational experience with the clients and building a trustful relationship through which the client was willing to share intricate financial information. Without the financial information, there was not much that I could help the clients with. But the journey to acquire financial information was led with a very open and friendly conversation, in which, if successfully executed, clients would talk to you as if you have had a friendly relationship with them your entire life!

What I wish was different

Nothing about my work experience made me dislike my time as a Universal Banker. I only wish I was able to work longer!

Advice

Your first goal should be to thoroughly understand your role and the products that you must be identifying for interested customers. When that's done, you only have to approach each client with a genuine conversation. If your friendliness is not genuine, or you do not seem interested in learning more about the customer, the customer will never feel that you are trying to help them and will be hesitant to build a trusting relationship with you.
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corporate reporting intern

May - August 2017 • Dallas, TX

What I liked

learned a lot on excel, about accounting, and the bond portfolio

What I wish was different

better firm, they have a lot of turnover

Advice

its a good first experience but definitely not the best long-term one. They had no formal offer structure or anything of the like
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