Phillip Oros was a Management Information Systems (MIS) major and will graduate in December of 2018. He interned as a Financial Data Analyst for MUFG in Tempe, Arizona this past summer.
How did you get this internship? I attended an MIS club meeting where MUFG came to present their company and internship opportunities. I met a recruiter there and made my first impression with her. I later submitted an application in Handshake and the rest is history!
What was a typical day like? I’d get to the office and look over the agenda at the list of objectives to get done that day. Following that would usually be a team meeting with members in the data solutions department. The majority of the day would be spent collaborating on project build-outs for the financial team.
What was your favorite part of the experience? I enjoyed meeting all the people at MUFG and learning about the banking industry. They had a great team atmosphere and they allowed interns to be apart of the everyday process of working in the bank. They showed that they value their interns at MUFG!
If you worked on a big project, please describe it below: During my internship, MUFG had begun a data transformation process that would improve their data lineage. To accomplish this, MUFG is using Microsoft SharePoint to automate their data input. My project was to build a training course with SharePoint that teaches beginners the basics of using SharePoint.
What did you find most challenging about your internship? I found that learning the vast banking terminology was the most difficult. Meetings would move fast and if you are unaware of what is being discussed it can be difficult to stay up to speed on projects.
What advice do you have for other students looking for a similar internship? Continue to reach out to recruiters and apply to as many opportunities you can find. The more times you do this, the closer you are to finding success somewhere!
How did Eller prepare you for your internship? Eller did a great job in teaching you how to work under a deadline and still produce quality work. They also did well in teaching me how to present professionally and how to properly interact with people in my team.
Did your internship employer provide housing or transportation assistance?
No, my employer did not provide any housing or transportation assistance.