In this “Internship Experience” blog post series, we will be featuring the profile and thoughts of our students from Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management as they return from summer internships.
Name: Daniel Adediran
Graduation Year: 2021
Minors: Economics / Psychology
Hometown: Albany, NY
Intern Company/Title: Bloomberg – Financial Analytics and Sales Intern
Describe your position and some of your daily tasks?
As a Financial Analytics and Sales intern at Bloomberg this summer, I gained a deep understanding of the financial markets, economic principles and the multiple asset classes. I would then use that knowledge to navigate the Bloomberg Terminal and assist clients with their daily needs. I also created client reports on buy-side hedge funds to give my sales team a better understanding of who their client was.
Now back on campus, I’m a Bloomberg Campus Ambassador for Syracuse University. As a Campus Ambassador, I’m responsible for promoting Bloomberg’s brand and spreading its entry-level opportunities around Whitman and the rest of the Syracuse campus.
How did you land your internship?
I landed my internship by consistently attending the career fairs and showing my interest in working for Bloomberg.
What did you learn from your internship experience?
During my seven-week remote internship, I learned quite a lot. Most importantly, I realized that it is essential to start networking with employees right from the beginning. Networking will enable you to build a vast network that will be beneficial down the road.
Has your experience changed your plans or career choice when you leave college?
I was unsure what I wanted to do after college, but now I know I would like to work for Bloomberg in financial data.
How will your internship experience help you after graduation?
During the internship, I met other interns and full-time employees from many different states and countries. I will carry the connections and friends I made this summer.
How has the Whitman School prepared you for your internship?
The Whitman School did an excellent job preparing me for the internship. Whitman sets students up for success, from the soft-skills I learned through the Goodman IMPRESS events to resume editing through the Whitman Career Center.
What did you enjoy most about your experience?
The people. I know it sounds cliché, but the people I met this summer at Bloomberg are what made the experience so great.
Do you have any advice to students who are looking for an internship?
Be persistent and don’t give up. Don’t be afraid to reach out to Syracuse alumni and learn more about what they do. Don’t be discouraged if you don’t get a position, instead, put your best foot forward, and everything will fall into place.