Camryn James is a Finance major who will be graduating in May of 2019. She interned this summer as the Future Finance Leaders Intern for Honeywell in Phoenix, Arizona.
What was a typical day like? I’ll explain a typical week. We watched weekly presentations from successful leaders within Honeywell. Finance interns had two opportunities to view in-person presentations from Aerospace CEO, Tim Mahoney. I generally met with my managers bi-weekly. I went to lunch one to two times per week with people in the Future Finance Leaders rotational program. Apart from this time I worked diligently on my projects! Each day was a valuable learning experience.
What was your favorite part of the experience? There are numerous networking opportunities with employees ranging from people in the Future Finance Leaders rotational program to the Finance Leadership team. There are also a handful of site tours across the Valley. These taught me more about how Honeywell functions, as well as, more about the different businesses.
If you worked on a big project, please describe it below: I developed a process to analyze and report the Year-Over-Year price present within the Space business. In the past, the Space business has not reported Year-Over-Year price due to its uniqueness when compared to the other Aerospace businesses. I collected necessary data on active contracts expected to generate $500K in revenue during this fiscal year. I then programmed MS Access and Excel to jointly calculate price change per product and the total price presence under any given contract. The total price presence per contract can then be reported on a Percent of Complete basis.
What advice do you have for other students looking for a similar internship? It is important to know your value and how you could benefit the company. For some, application processes can be nerve-racking and time consuming. Apply to companies even if they seem too far out of reach. Attend info sessions for companies you are interested in as it is beneficial when recruiters recognize you. Overall, know your worth, be courageous, be confident and be prepared.
Did your internship employer provide housing or transportation assistance? My employer financially assisted with housing for this internship.