Advice for Summer Intern

Any tips to staying motivated for an unpaid freshman summer intern in BB PWM (UBS or Merrill) with no provided company perks whatsoever?

Typically I'm stuck doing work with the more junior Financial Advisors who pretty much have no influence (we're talking a few years out of college).

I get that for the short-term future there's not too many benefits. I'm doing this for the long-term. Does the Senior Financial Advisor have the power to influence his contacts and move me up to other divisions within the BB? (equity, IBD, S&T, etc...).

The Senior FA seems like a really nice guy and has been open when I've talked to him, so realistically could he make a call or send an e-mail to other divisions or at least paid PWM internships to help me set up my sophomore summer? That to me would make this internship worthwhile.

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May 29, 2012 - 10:07pm

Well, at least you can write it on your resume!

Just being honest - did a small pwm my freshman year, and though i didn't learn much, it opened more doors by just having it on my resume and for my interview story.

Try to get what you can get from the senior FA, but you'll be fine at the end of the day if you just do this for the summer. Just do good work and get along with the co-workers.

May 31, 2012 - 12:30am

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