Hi All – I just finished up from my internship last Friday and, whereas it has been different not having to go to work every morning, my project write-up has kept me busy.
The SSgA Chief Economist, Dr Chris Probyn, spoke on the US and European economies at our final Wednesday lunchtime speaker series and it went down well. There was also a reception for the SSgA interns on the top floor on Thursday evening where CEO, Scott Powers, gave an encouraging wrap-up speech. The food at the reception matched the magnificent views (or was that vice versa?!) and it was a last chance for the interns to meet SSgA executives, share war stories and swap contact details.
SSgA (and State Street Corporation) really has developed an excellent internship program and I’d advise anybody thinking of a internship in finance to check it out. Not only will you get the chance to work with helpful and interesting people, you will also get a chance to meet interns from schools all over Boston and, indeed, the US.
I had a thoroughly enjoyable summer and fantastic opportunity to learn, not only about the world of global macroeconomics but about other aspects of the business as well. People will take the time to help or sit down and talk to interns. I would like to thank the Economics Team (and my bosses), Dr Chris Probyn and Mr Geoff Somes, for their direction and guidance and I had a great time working with them. Likewise, I’d like to thank Prof Torrisi for his guidance on my project.
I look forward to meeting the rest of the class and hearing your stories in person having followed your blogs throughout the summer. I hope you’ve found my blogs interesting and, for any new or prospective GMBA students, do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions.
All the best,
Paul Miney, GMBA Student