Hi all, I'm an analyst in a rotational program that gives me access to several investing and non-investing groups at a big firm. Pros: I do best in unstructured environments and a lot of the teams I'm working with are very relevant to the subset of investing I want to work in long term. Cons: since I'm going through teams at < 6 months per rotation, I sometimes feel like I don't have enough to do on a daily basis and am not sure if I'm optimizing the skillset I can get here (I want to recruit outside of the firm at the end of the program).
So far, in addition to helping out teams on their deals/memos as those come up, I've been asking for more individual responsibility/involvement, trying to ask intelligent questions and read lots about the industry we invest in, pass relevant certifications, and practice case studies and modeling off of old files I have access to. I've also scheduled the teams I'm working with so my skillset will build upon itself. Does anyone have other ideas for things I can be proactive about and ask for?