Last week was my first week interning at Jefferies, which is an investment bank located in New York. All my life, it has been my intention to work in finance, and there is no doubt that this position will provide me with an opportunity to achieve just that. New York is a hub for not just investment banking, but finance in general. So, I was drawn to this internship and was lucky enough to receive the offer.
The week was spent getting settled and reviewing a great deal of technical information. Although a lot of this information was brand new to me, I feel that I have so far done a great job of retaining the key ideas. After all, this was one of my major goals of this internship- to gain valuable financial knowledge that I can use throughout my career. Beyond this goal, it is also my hope to get exposed to a very serious corporate environment. There is no doubt that this will be achieved, as Jefferies is more than 30 stories tall and consists of thousands of employees throughout the world. Lastly, it is my goal to receive a return offer at the end of this internship, which is very common in the industry. It is clear that starting at Jefferies full time would open up a tremendous number of opportunities in finance.
Looking forward, it is evident that I will face many challenges. For example, there is a huge learning curve in this position. Furthermore, I will have to adapt to working very long hours and being involved on many different projects/deals at once.
I cannot wait to hit the desk at Jefferies.