Tyler Worden is a finance and business economics senior who interned with Citigroup in New York City this summer.
Tell us a little bit about how you landed the internship:
Landing the internship was quite a difficult process, as 2% of students that apply for Wall Street internships actually receive offers. Recruiting at Wall Street firms is a bit atypical in that they rarely look at students from “non-target” schools. In order to overcome this, I worked tirelessly with Jeff Welter and the Professional Development Center to get in contact with alumni. After reaching out to various alumni, I would network constantly in hopes of having my resume pushed off to HR. I received a first-round screening interview in November and was then flown to New York City to interview in early February. At this “superday” interview, I had 5 separate 30-minute interviews with Citi employees and then was offered the position the following day.
What was a typical day at your internship like?
Every day, I would get in around 6am to start printing out the overnight reports for the sales team and the traders. After that, I would generally sit in on our “morning call”, a conference call with our international and regional teams where we would review the material from the day prior. From then on, I could be doing many different things. Most often, I would shadow traders and learn about the day-to-day aspects of their job. Other times, I could be working on projects, stock pitches, research reports, client meetings, etc. Occasionally, I would join in on roadshow presentations, where companies going through an equity or debt issuance would present their company to our team. This would go on until about 8pm, when I would go home and get prepared for the next day.
What was your favorite part of the internship?
My favorite part of the internship was receiving a full-time offer to return in June after graduation. Being able to come back to senior year with a job offer in hand was truly an unbelievable experience and made my summer that much better.