Internship Spotlight – Osaso Ighodaro, FTI Consulting

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Osaso Ighodaro is a Finance and Economics double major set to graduate in the spring of 2021.  This summer she intered for FTI Consulting as a Consulting Intern in Dallas, Texas.  

How did you get this internship?

Through SEO (a program for diversity candidates). SEO matched me with FTI because of their Women’s Initiative, or “WINternship”.

What was a typical day like?

I would participate and take notes on conference calls with the entire Southwest region of FTI and discuss updates on the different projects/clients people were working on. Senior managing directors encouraged me to contribute my comments on how my projects were progressing!

What was your favorite part of the experience?

FTI sent all the interns at offices around the country to Disneyworld for orientation! It was so fun getting to meet people from different schools and go through training together. We also got to travel to Denver, Colorado where we were able to meet the global head of FTI’s restructuring practice as well as other women who are senior leaders in the company. It was a great networking opportunity and a chance to try out a new city for the weekend!

If you worked on a big project, please describe it below:

A big part of my responsibility was conducting due diligence on the client for my project, a global construction company facing potential bankruptcy. I analyzed and condensed information like stock prices, financial statements, and management expectations to create presentations for lenders and senior management.

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

Consulting is a great area to have an internship especially for students who aren’t exactly sure what they want to pursue within business! Every project is with different clients in a variety of industries, so it’s a great way to try out a bunch of different things in one summer.

Did your internship employer provide housing or transportation assistance?

Transportation – My employer provided transportation or financially supplemented my transportation during the internship