Morgan Maloney is a Marketing major set to graduate in May 2020. This summer she interned for Charles Schwab as an Advertising/Branding Intern in Austin, Texas.
How did you get this internship?
I knew when I graduated I wanted to work for a Financial & Advisory firm I just wasn’t sure which one. I did tons of research on all the companies to see which one aligned best with my ethics and morals. Once I narrowed down schwab I searched through their job portal and found an application to apply to all different sections for internships.
What was a typical day like?
A typical day at Charles Schwab was working on my multiple project, hosting and attending meetings as well as presenting to my different teams.
What was your favorite part of the experience?
My favorite part of the internship experience was being able to build friendships and learn from individuals who are just starting out at all the way to SVP’s of the different departments. This company is so inclusive and wants everyone to know everyone and have personal connections throughout the company.
If you worked on a big project, please describe it below:
One project I worked on was redesigning and organizing Schwab’s best practices and success stories page on their website for financial consultants. I wanted to make the experience for the webpage more personal, provide recognition to them and make it easier to use. I mocked up new web design ideas, took into account from personal interviews with financial consultants at Schwab what their input was and then presented it to my larger team.
What did you find most challenging about your internship?
I never worked in a big corporate setting before, so the most challenging part was adapting to a fast pace learning environment. I wanted to make sure I did everything correctly, neatly and in a time efficient matter all while adapting to all the new technology and creating connections with the employees at the company.
What advice do you have for other students looking for a similar internship?
The best advice I have for other students would be to just go for it. If working for a financial and advisory firm is something that interests you, apply, apply, apply and don’t back down. Be persistent and show the employer you are determined to be an intern that wants to work for this company while doing a good job at it.
How did Eller prepare you for your internship?
Eller prepared me through BCOM 314. I was able to practice my presentation skills and communication skills so when it came to my multiple presentations from my small teams to the bigger marketing teams, I was able to know how to present and not think twice about it.