It seems like summer has been going by so fast, but perhaps the old saying is true – time flies when you’re having fun. Personally that statement would be even more accurate if it reflected not only fun, but learning as well. I have completed my first few weeks as a finance intern at American Expedition Vehicles and I believe I have a lot to show for it. It did not take long for me to dive into a few different projects in which I contributed meaningful material. I really enjoy that the work I have done will make an actual impact on the company.
One of my main focuses to date has been helping in a major data clean up and organization effort aimed at the incorporation of a new business intelligence software for the company. As a numbers man I was not entirely sure of how easy or difficult these computing oriented tasks would be. As it turns out I have used a mix of new and old knowledge to help me achieve my goals.
Of the new skills gained I am most proud of my work with MySQL databases and coding. These concepts were completely foreign to me a few weeks ago, but I now understand the basics of how to work within it and I might even take more computer science courses in the future because of it. It is an added bonus that the financial data I am working with happens to be very interesting as well. I have been tasked with putting together reports and even a few models which is truly what I love doing. I look forward to the rest of this productive summer, learning new skills, sharpening old ones, and adding value both to myself and to American Expedition Vehicles.