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  • Everyone is a student of the markets: me, you, Steve Schwartzman, Jamie Dimon, Henry Kravis and Warren Buffet. Don’t act like you know it all just because you are a part of your student investment club, go to a Target School, and/or have a high GPA. No one on the desk likes arrogance.

  • For small mistakes, don’t make them more than once.

  • It’s OK to acknowledge that you don’t know or understand something. Asking for clarification is perfectly acceptable and, contrary to popular belief, you won’t seem stupid (it’s preferable to you pretending you understand and making mistakes afterwards).

  • Use your social sense and ask questions at the right* time: everyone is busy and FT employees don’t want to be interrupted when they are neck deep doing a model, reading docs, making slides, etc. There is a time for questions and there is a time for staying silent.

1) Be curious and don't be afraid to ask questions (after trying to do it on your own of course)

2) Avoid mistakes in your work first, then improve your efficiency/rapidity during the internship... not the other way

3) Communicate and be honest with your analyst about tasks status and your work capacity

4) Be friendly and make chat with the team when it is appropriate (they are looking for colleagues, not robot analyst)


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