Aryan Janmejay is a Finance major graduating in May 2020. Last summer, Aryan interned with Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accounting (CIPFA) in London.
If you worked on a big project during your internship, please describe what you did to help. During my internship, I was given the responsibility of preparing a forecast for the Spring 2019 Academic Semester of the company. For this I had to conduct extensive research to prepare an accurate document reporting forecasted revenues and expenses and what changes would these make to the budget of the company. This was the part of a big important project of CIPFA because it was going to help them in shifting their resources and cut costs to prevent losses.
What did you find most challenging about your internship? The most challenging part about my internship was that I was working for two entirely different departments within the company, that were the Finance and the Education and Training departments. Both departments had separately different tasks and work for me, so handling two of them at the same time was challenging as they would require me to prioritize and work effectively in order to make sure that I always met deadlines.
What advice do you have for other students that are also considering interning abroad? Interning abroad has been one of the best decisions that I’ve made in college so far. Not only do you get to go and work in a different country and learn about their work culture, but you also get to learn so much about a new culture, people, and the country. Interning abroad has helped me hone and gain several professional skills, and has also made me a more cultured individual.
How did Eller (or your previous coursework) prepare you for your internship? A huge part of my success in my internship goes to Eller. Firstly, all the courses I’ve taken so far in Accounting, BNAD and Econ helped me so much since they provided me with basic knowledge that came in handy during my time in CIPFA. Secondly, the global internships team in Eller guided me throughout the process and made sure that everything fell in place for me to be prepared for my internship. Lastly, the professional business clubs that I’m a part of in Eller, helped me learn a lot about work ethics and professionalism, that gave me an advantage during my internship.