Internship Spotlight – Narges Kazerounian, Scott & Baldwin

Eller PDC Coordinator Student Stories

Narges is a Finance major planning to graduate in 2020. This summer she was an Executive Administrative Intern for Scott & Baldwin in Roseville, Califor

What was a typical day like?

A typical day in the office consisted of looking at balance sheets/income statements of companies that the firm was consulting. Articulating a performance review, and within that review be able to spot the inefficiencies within that company. From there, I would spend a considerably good amount of time to propose solutions. I also had the responsibility to produce excel models of companies.

What was your favorite part of the experience?

My favorite part of the experience was the ability to work directly with the senior executives on multi-million dollar projects. The exposure that I received benefited me in more ways than one. I was able to learn how to spot inefficiencies within the company, how to accumulate a solution, but most importantly the relationships that I formed have deepened my understanding of how to be a leader.

What advice do you have for other students seeking a similar internship?

My advice for other students looking for a similar internship would be to first reach out to anyone you know that could assist you. Whether it is a family member, peer, or a professor, anyone that can personally endorse you can help your chances of landing an internship immensely.

How did Eller prepare you for your internship?

Eller places a huge emphasis on the importance of networking. The advice and encouragement I sought out for from the Eller faculty developed a sense of confidence in myself to be able to network in the most effective way. I was able to reach out to peers and family to see if they knew anyone that would want an intern in the financial industry and before I knew it I had a beneficial internship that I would have not come across if I was not able to network. Eller taught me that  that networking is pivotal, and more often than not people are willing to help.