Student Information

Student Name

John Lee





Internship Information

Company/Organization: Merrill Lynch

Mentor(s):Seth Hillman

Topic of Internship

Finance/Business/Wealth Management

Background Information

Merrill Lynch (ML) is one of the world's leading wealth management, capital markets and advisory companies, with offices in forty countries and total client assets of almost $2 trillion. ML was founded in 1914 by Charles E. Merrill and continues to grow today. As an investment bank, it is a leading global trader and underwriter of securities and derivatives across a broad range of asset classes and serves as a strategic advisor to corporations, governments, institutions and individuals worldwide. ML offers capital markets services, investment banking and advisory services, wealth management, investment management, insurance, banking and related products and services on a global scope.

Summary of Internship

An internship at Merrill Lynch will bring days of relaxation and days of hardship. Everything and everyone revolves around the market and depending on how the market fairs you are given varying degrees of work. The usual work for an intern at Merrill Lynch will range from running errands to listening and taking notes during business meetings. The important thing to remember is the office is always moving and relies on people always working to keep it going. No matter how small the task may seem, it must be done for the good of the business and your fellow colleagues. The business environment is intimidating but people are quick to make you feel welcome and you are soon part of a team, a team where you must contribute.

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