The following guest post was written by Nathan, about his internship experience with us this summer.
As a rising Junior at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, I am simultaneously completing my Bachelor’s in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance/Accounting as well as my MBA in Finance. This summer I have been working as a Finance/Information Technology Intern at Yellowstone Landscape. This experience has been amazing and has prepared me for the conclusion of my college career, as well as, the start of my professional career.
Working closely with my Finance Mentor, Nicole DiRienzo, I have increased my knowledge in finance immensely! Working alongside her throughout this internship, during an interesting time, has become an incredible experience. Although we have had our challenges due to the worldwide Coronavirus pandemic, she has been able to teach me a multitude of invaluable things through remote meetings and daily interactions.
Some of the greatest lessons I have learned from Nicole have strengthened my skills and will help me throughout my career. Working closely with data and the different financials of the company has taught me patience. I have learned the importance of being meticulous when working with sensitive data. You can very easily get lost and forget things when completing tasks that have many moving parts and require a lot of attention. I have also been exposed to the satisfaction of seeing large projects to the end. Working on a project for days or weeks and finishing it correctly, is one of the most gratifying feelings in the world.
My primary intern project, which I have been working on for a while, will be a beneficial tool for Nicole and the entire finance team. The project is to create a complete step-by-step process of the daily finance report that anyone can follow. Currently, Nicole is the only person that knows the process. Learning this process and putting it onto paper will be beneficial for the entire team moving forward.
This internship has been a once in a lifetime experience that I believe more students should consider. I will use the skills that I have developed during these 13 weeks for the rest of my life and career. I cannot wait to see the places Yellowstone Landscape as well as myself, go to in the future!