I am working for State Street’s Hadley branch in the Global Transaction Processing department as a Global Operations Processing Analyst. This position requires me to process trade tickets sent to State Street by our clients in order to successfully transfer their assets.
How did you find this opportunity?
An older friend of mine (Anthony Dumbrowski) recommended that I research the company given my interest in sport finance. Afterwards I discovered that they were going to be talking to students at the Diversity Career Fair on campus where I was able to learn more about the position. After applying and receiving an interview, I decided to accept the position for the summer.
What has your experience been like and what have you learned?
The experience has been very enjoyable so far. I have been given the opportunity to gain connections within the finance industry and have been able to gain a greater understanding of how a company as large as State Street operates on a daily basis. I have also learned the importance of good teamwork and gained a better understanding of the future working environment I would like to find myself in.
What advice do you have for other students?
I would recommend exploring as many opportunities as you can when looking for an internship. I was fortunate enough to have multiple internship offers at the end of my freshman year and that gave me the confidence to accept a position that would truly benefit my career and allow me to have a positive learning experience. I was only in this position because I was very proactive in searching for a wide variety of opportunities through career fairs and online resources though. Additionally, don’t be afraid to explore options outside of your current major. Just because you’re a sport management or HTM major doesn’t mean there isn’t a lot to gain from working for a company in the finance field as well. Every position you have can lead to a unique learning opportunity and provide you with a different perspective on the world of business.