This week was hectic but entertaining at the same time. Now that I am on two different long-term deals, I have had to stay incredibly organized to ensure that I am meeting all the deadlines that have been assigned to me. There is no doubt that this has been difficult at times, but the transition has been going well so far. Furthermore, both of these deals have resulted in many late nights recently. Although many would be frustrated by this, I am grateful for this experience because it has allowed me to see what it truly feels like to be in Investment Banking. Long hours are an inevitable part of the industry, and I realized that this is what makes the job so rewarding. Even with these deals going on simultaneously, I was still able to find time to have fun with my intern class. This past Wednesday, all of the interns were invited to Rich Handler’s (CEO of Jefferies) penthouse. Located in Tribeca, it was absolutely incredible. Although we were only allowed in certain areas of the apartment, it was clear that the place was massive. Also, the view was stunning. He had multiple tables set outside on his balcony, so we were able to sit around and enjoy the catered food that was brought in while the sun set. It was so nice of Mr. Handler to allow us to visit his home, as I am sure most prominent CEO’s would not have done the same. There is no doubt that this was a nice break from work, and it allowed me to re-focus on the tasks at hand.