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Morgan Stanley

Technology Summer Analyst

June - August 2021 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I really liked the community and culture at Morgan Stanley. Everyone was really nice and seemed to love the company.

What I wish was different

I wish I'd been able to spend more time in the office so I could get a better feel for what work would really be like on a day-to-day basis, but obviously this was not possible due to Covid.

Advice

I would advise interns to reach out to lots of people during your internship, including within your intern cohort, previous interns that have become full-time associates, and also senior people within the company.
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Technology Analyst

June - August 2021 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I really liked the people in the company, and the amount of dedication they had to their work. I also really appreciated the opportunity to learn more about any thing that captured my interest within the firm.

What I wish was different

I wish the internship had been in person but it wasn't due to the pandemic.

Advice

It is very very important to network internally and so the opportunities the internship provides to meet people within the firm are invaluable and should be taken advantage of.
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Wealth Management Summer Analyst

June - August 2021 • New York City, NY

What I liked

What I wish was different

Being in person!

Advice

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Private Wealth Management Intern

May - October 2021 • Philadelphia, PA

What I liked

Very applicable to major, learned a lot

What I wish was different

Wish it was in person, was still remote because of covid

Advice

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Summer Analyst

June - July 2021 • Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture

What I liked

Welcoming team, a rotational program so exposure to a variety of trading desks

What I wish was different

The internship was virtual, and I find in-person allows for greater interaction with team members.

Advice

Definitely focus on doing your job well and showcasing your abilities, but more important to speak with different people and to build your network.
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Private Wealth Management Intern

May 2021 • Garden City, NY

What I liked

What I wish was different

Take fewer classes, so I can focus more on building my career.

Advice

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Social Media Analyst Intern

May - August 2021 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

Working in the finance industry

What I wish was different

More learning

Advice

Don’t take things too seriously
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Global capital markets summer analyst

June - August 2021 • New York City, NY

What I liked

The people were very nice and put a lot of emphasis on teaching. Small teams with a lot of mentorship and exposure to other groups. It’s a very supportive environment and they put a lot of focus on finding the right fit for you and personal growth.

What I wish was different

There was a lot of repetitive work due to fear of giving interns too much responsibility

Advice

go in with an open mind and try and get exposure to as many groups as possible
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Wealth Management Intern

June - August 2021 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

I enjoyed being in person and in Chicago. I though the work was very interesting and it was interesting to begin learning the various platforms

What I wish was different

I wish that I was able to get more hands-on experience. Due to COVID-19, I didn't get too much hands on exposure and much time with the financial advisors

Advice

Ask for more work! If you finish early, ask to start a new project or help with something else.
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Operations Intern

June - August 2021 • New York City, NY

What I liked

The people are always willing to let you learn.

What I wish was different

I was in person more than 2 days.

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask questions.
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Private Wealth Management Intern

June - August 2021 • Deerfield, IL

What I liked

Hands on learning

What I wish was different

Worked with more interns

Advice

Listen and be a fast learner
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Analyst (Investment Banking)

July - August 2020 • San Francisco, CA

What I liked

I really enjoyed the team I worked with. They were extremely helpful and always willing to explain something I did not understand.

What I wish was different

The only thing I wish was different was that it was in person so I could spend more time with the team, but that obviously couldn't happen because of the pandemic.

Advice

Always pay attention to what is happening in the news and how it is relevant to your job. If you bring these things up with your coworkers it will show you are engaged and actively learning.
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Human Resources Intern

June - August 2020 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Everything

What I wish was different

I wish it was in person

Advice

Confidence is key
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Private Wealth Management Intern

June - September 2020 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I loved being able to interact directly with clients and learn about the day-to-day processes of a wealth management group

What I wish was different

I wish it could have been in person. It was virtual due to COVID

Advice

Never underestimate the power of cold outreach
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Operations Intern

June - August 2020 • Baltimore, MD

What I liked

Opportunity to engage in meaningful work. Team members and managers were always willing to support. Nothing like asking too many questions. Great networking opportunities with different business functions, fellow interns, and senior management.

What I wish was different

This internship was virtual and shortened to 6 weeks but still a great experience.

Advice

You do not need a business major to work here, willingness to learn is the most valuable piece. Don’t be afraid to ask questions or make mistakes, you’re here to learn.
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Corporate Financial Analyst

July - August 2020 • Baltimore, MD

What I liked

Team work is a big part of the company culture. Everyone is happy to help if you have any questions.

What I wish was different

I wish that the internship wasn't shorten. We ended up cramping 12 weeks of material and work into 6 weeks.

Advice

Communication is key. Be ready to learn.
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Finance Summer Analyst

June - August 2020 • Baltimore, MD

What I liked

The culture and work environment were incredible even through a virtual environment. Everyone was so friendly and willing to help you learn the ins and outs of an investment bank.

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

Have a natural curiosity, always ask questions, and don't be afraid to ask for help because everyone at MS is willing to help you.
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Technology Summer Analyst

June - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Great experience being able to live in New York for an extended period of time.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Equity Research Associate

June - August 2020 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I enjoyed that the internship featured lots of networking opportunities with senior directors and analysts.

What I wish was different

I definitely wish it was in person, but due to the pandemic it was virtual.

Advice

Network, network, network. Get to know a lot of people and push yourself out of your comfort zone.
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Wealth Management Capital Markets Intern

June - August 2020 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I loved the experience I had with all of my peers and colleagues. I was able to learn a lot about the firm and it’s work even in a remote environment.

What I wish was different

Advice

Be prepared and ask as many questions as you can.
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