Major: Management Science and Operations Research
Doing an internship at Banc of America Securities in New York City my sophomore year helped me to make more informed decisions about what I want to do, and it was a valuable way to learn more about the finance industry. I spent time at the mortgage desk and learned first hand about sales and trading. The second part of the internship with the natural resources group involved putting together different pitch books for energy companies, which I really enjoyed, too.
When I took a course in optimization at MIT Sloan, I enjoyed it so much that I decided to make it my concentration. The statistics, data analysis, and marketing are all fascinating. I hope to maximize my interest in operations research in a future internship.
I am a member of the alumni athlete network, and I learned about my summer internship opportunity from an alum in the program. I've met with different alumni through this site and they are interesting and helpful. It's easy to tie in what you're learning in class through these internships. It's also valuable to hear from the MBA students in many of my classes at MIT Sloan. Their considerable experience in industry really adds to what we're learning.
One experience that stands out for me at MIT was learning to row. Throughout high school and even before, I've always been involved in sports. Rowing was something new. I found it very challenging. I am a member of the varsity crew team and have met people through rowing I never would have had the opportunity to meet otherwise. With rowing, you see the need for teamwork over and over again. Over the past few years, it's been a really important part of my life. It's great exercise, and I'm sure the technique and discipline I learned in crew will serve me well throughout life.