Tyler Bauer is studying Management Informational Systems and interned for JP Morgan in New York City.
What was a typical day at your internship like? A typical day in my internship required that I communicate with various parts of the business in cross-functional projects. I usually had a couple deliverers to complete by the end of the week intermingled with time spent shadowing different parts of our team and learning about JP Morgan Chase as a whole. A lot of what I was doing involved Business IT analysis and project management tasks.
What was your favorite part of the internship? My favorite part of the internship was learning about the vast complexities of the banking industry and seeing how big data could create more efficiency in a system with so many moving parts.
What are a few things you learned? One of the main things I learned was how to manage a project in the corporate world. Going through the process of collecting user requirements, building a technical solution, and testing it can be quite a confusing process and it’s easy to get lost in the details when you are in the middle of it. I also learned some technical skills like parts of front-end web development and design, how to analyze IT systems, and usability testing.
What advice you have for other students looking for a similar internship? I would start building your resume, attending information sessions, and talking to your career coach early on. This is the best way to see what your options on and make a good decision. I myself am going through this process for applying for full time opportunities.
How did Eller prepare you for your internship? Eller taught me professionalism, how to communicate in the business world, and the key technical understanding I needed to work well in the corporate world. I now feel more confident on what types of roles I want to apply for and am excited to start my career!