Jessica Peters is a Finance and Entrepreneurship double major set to graduate in December 2019. This summer she interned for Intel as a Finance Intern in Chandler, Arizona.
How did you get this internship?
I submitted an application online and was contacted for two in person interviews before being offered the internship.
What was a typical day like?
On a typical day I would have a touch point meeting with my manager, answer emails, contact ops. partners, host network meetings, and organize data in excel.
What was your favorite part of the experience?
I loved having the opportunity to frequently present my project to higher level controllers. These networks were invaluable and provided a lot of insight for my future career path options.
If you worked on a big project, please describe it below:
My project was focused on utilization for one of Intel’s internal testing tools. I looked at how much we were spending on capital and operational expenses to purchase and house these tools, what our current utilization rates were, and the cost associated with the risk of lowering our tool ramping plan.
What did you find most challenging about your internship?
My internship project seemed to be a hot topic at Intel, many higher grade employees had their minds made up before going into my presentations and they didn’t want to see data that supported otherwise. This internship really challenged my influence and story telling skills.
What advice do you have for other students looking for a similar internship?
Be persistent with interviews. Once you land the internship, make sure that you are taking advantage of the networking opportunities.
How did Eller prepare you for your internship?
My business communications course helped me with confidence and delivery in presentations. My finance classes helped me see the challenges of my project with an analytical lens and break down my the construction of my financial model.