Name: Akash Patel
Company Name(s): Legg Mason
Stoy, Malone & Company
What skills do you have that gave you an advantage in securing this internship?
LM: Teamwork, time management and Microsoft Office were the major selling points along with a little Accounting and IT background.
SMC: Customer service and relationship building skills that I learned from my previous jobs.
What are the steps you took to land your internship?
LM: Attended the Career Fair, applied through UBWorks and connected with the recruiters through LinkedIn.
SMC: Attended the Accounting Career Fair, took the recruiter’s business card and contacted them personally. Additionally, I applied for the position through UBWorks.
What did you do as an intern at the company you worked at?
LM: I was highly involved in the Money Market Project, Dealer Service Distribution List Project and Data Mining. I also conducted Excel training.
SMC: Completed individual tax returns during the busy tax season.
What did you enjoy about your internship?
LM: The opportunity to learn and work with teams.
SMC: Time management and pacing yourself during the busy tax season was highly important. I learned how to manage my time very well and I enjoyed this new and crazy experience.
What was challenging about your internship?
LM: Juggling back and forth from one project to another. It required great time management skills.
SMC: Not having enough knowledge about the tax rules and regulations which led to asking many questions throughout the internship. However, I learned a lot from asking these questions.