Reece Johnson is a Finance major and will be graduating in May of 2019. He interned this summer for Broadbill Partners in New York City as the Hedge Fund Analyst.
How did you get this internship? I got this internship through personal networking.
What was a typical day like? A typical day consisted of doing research and analysis in a variety of industries (oil and gas, shipping, REITS, banking to name a few) in pursuit of information to help successfully make new and manage current investments for the distressed debt and special situations fund. In addition, normal days included meeting with executives of public mid cap shipping companies and attending private IPO capital raise meetings, various investor presentations, and financial market conferences.
What was your favorite part of the experience? My favorite part was working alongside portfolio manager exploring possible investments through research and meeting with company executives to discuss their businesses, industries and investment opportunities they were offering.
What did you find most challenging about your internship? The most challenging thing was developing new technical skills and learning new subjects not taught in school.
What advice do you have for other students looking for a similar internship? I would advise any students looking for a hedge fund internship to dedicate time to individual networking as it is not a well connected path from Eller.
How did Eller prepare you for your internship? The Wall Street Scholars program helped teach me how to professionally network.
Did your internship employer provide housing or transportation assistance? My employer provided transportation or financially supplemented my transportation during the internship.