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Raymond James

Financial Accounting & Reporting

June - July 2021 • St. Petersburg, FL

What I liked

Everything! Ask me about it.

What I wish was different

I wish it was in person.

Advice

Take advantage of the opportunity to network and grow.
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Finance Intern

May - August 2018 • St. Petersburg, FL

What I liked

The whole experience

What I wish was different

Nothing really.

Advice

Networking is important. it is essential if one wishes to grow in an organisation and be successful.
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Credit Analyst Intern

June - July 2020 • St. Petersburg, FL

What I liked

The people at RJ were very welcoming and helpful. The firm as a whole did a great job of adjusting their internship program due to COVID-19.

What I wish was different

I wish the program was in person. This would have made it easier to meet everyone in the office and talk to people more casually. Overall, RJ has a great program.

Advice

Be openminded going into any internship. Just be flexible and know that people don't want to explain how to do something more than once, so pay attention from the start.
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Financial Advisor Intern

June - August 2020 • Bend, OR

What I liked

I loved the culture and challenging work.

What I wish was different

I wish that covid was not happening during this internship.

Advice

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DevOps Intern

May 2018 - August 2019 • St. Petersburg, FL

What I liked

Networking, exposure to executives and all aspects of the business, opportunity to write production code.

What I wish was different

Not much. Could be longer.

Advice

Talk to people. Be all in.
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Financial Advisor Intern

June - August 2019 • Rochester Hills, MI

What I liked

Freedom to take on many roles in a fast paced working environment. The opportunity to make personal connections and learn about the field of financial advising.

What I wish was different

I wish there was more time to stay and experience more of the field.

Advice

Must be interested in this career path.
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Corporate Compliance Intern

September - November 2019 • St. Petersburg, FL

What I liked

The people were so nice and engaging. Everyone was so helpful. They were very inclusive and encouraged me to develop relationships at Raymond James and effectively network to facilitate an understanding of where I would like to focus my career.

What I wish was different

I wish they had given me more work. I wish I had been able to experience examples of what the other employees were doing on a daily basis.

Advice

One should be prepared to be outgoing and engaging. I think this experience would be difficult for someone who is an introvert.
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Supervision Intern

May - August 2019 • St. Petersburg, FL

What I liked

I appreciate how much everyone was willing to help me learn more about the financial services industry. Every member of my team took time out of their schedule to help me learn and train me.

What I wish was different

I wish I got to rotate through multiple divisions within the Supervision department.

Advice

Take advantage of the connections you can make while working at Raymond James.
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Business Analyst Intern

May - August 2019 • St. Petersburg, FL

What I liked

Everyone was friendly and willing to help me navigate through this role. I also had the opportunity to receive mentorship from all levels across the firm.

What I wish was different

There were some scheduling conflicts as it related to the internship networking activities.

Advice

Go out and speak to anyone you find interest, build your network and be open to learning about different careers outside of your field.
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Private Wealth Management Intern

May - August 2019 • Beverly Hills, CA

What I liked

Working closely with my senior partners taught me the ins and outs of the business. Additionally, conducting research on public companies as part of the Raymond James due diligence process taught me valuable skills in regards to equity portfolio construction.

What I wish was different

I disliked having to cold call prospective clients.

Advice

Take diligent notes whenever you are speaking with your boss. Smile, be outgoing, and work precisely and quickly.
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Fixed Income Strategies Intern

March - July 2019 • Memphis, TN

What I liked

This was the best internship I could have imagined. I had the opportunity to be challenged while working with an incredibly high level team in very important projects. I was given tasks that I was expected to independently complete with appropriate level of guidance. I could not speak higher of the culture of Raymond James.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Investment Banking Analyst Intern

June - August 2019 • Nashville, TN

What I liked

The firm had a great culture and provided exposure to real world experience.

What I wish was different

Nothing.

Advice

If investment banking, or other service provided by an investment bank, is something you want to do I would highly recommend looking into Raymond James.
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Internal Audit Intern

May - August 2019 • St. Petersburg, FL

What I liked

The work-life balance that Raymond James fosters in their culture is amazing. They have quality people who are always willing to help and give you advice.

What I wish was different

I wish I got to work with the other interns more within my department.

Advice

If you have the opportunity to take this internship opportunity I highly encourage that you do. It was great experience and provided a lot of exposure to many different aspects of the financial services industry. Lastly, their intern program is well designed giving you access to other interns and high level executives.
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Personal Financial Planner Intern

May - August 2018 • Geneva, IL

What I liked

I liked learning about the many different components of the financial planning industry and the products they provided to their clients.

What I wish was different

I wish there were more hours and a little more real-time meetings with prospects.

Advice

It was very informative to me and it is a great experience for anyone going into the business field. Whether it is financial planning or something else, it will help you in your personal life as well.
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Information technology intern

May - August 2018 • St. Petersburg, FL

What I liked

I loved the people I worked for and how much they were willing to teach me about all the things I was inexperienced with.

What I wish was different

I wish the work personally for me was more challenging and I was put into an area more aligned with my skills. This doesn't correlate to the other interns as my experience was different from theirs but for me I wanted a little bit of a challenge.

Advice

I would definitely apply for this internship if you are interested in information technology and/or the financial services industry. Know what you want to do so you can be placed accordingly. I stated that I was ok being put wherever as I wasnt sure what I wanted to do but now I know what I want to do.
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Branch intern

July - August 2018 • Princeton, NJ

What I liked

I liked getting real world experience and seeing what the job world is really like.

What I wish was different

I wish I was there for a longer time to really engage with my co workers more.

Advice

Put yourself out there. Especially in the beginning even if it makes you uncomfortable.
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