Motivated, technology-oriented strategic thinker, Jahir Hernandez enjoys a good challenge. He’s not only a finance student but is also part of the UCF College of Business Ambassadors at the UCF College of Business. He anticipates on graduating in Spring 2020. In order to take his career to the next level, he accepted an offer he received from The Bank of New York Mellon to work as a summer analyst intern in New York City.
Give a brief summary of the company you are interning for, a description of your position and the department you work for?
I am a summer analyst at The Bank of New York Mellon in New York City. The bank is one of the oldest banking corporations in the country founded by Alexander Hamilton in 1784. The firm has a global presence with over $34 trillion assets under custody and/or administration. My role is with BNY Mellon Investment Management. There I have been immersed in over 140 mutual funds that are available to investors from BNY Mellon’s 8 globally diversified investment boutiques. I am collaborating with internal/external wholesalers in the delivery of an unlisted closed-end fund with a goal of $225 million in AUM.
How did you find this internship? Have you gone to any networking events?
It all started when I had the opportunity to network with a BNY Mellon campus recruiter at one of UCF’s Invitational events. This was where I first heard about BNY Mellon’s summer analyst program.
What steps did you take in preparing for this internship?
In order to prepare for my role with this firm, I made sure to review many finance concepts that have been discussed throughout my curriculum here at the UCF College of Business.
What is one thing that you’ve taken away from being an Intern?
From my time spent as a summer analyst intern with BNY Mellon I’ve learned to always make sure to network with as many people as possible, including fellow interns.
One piece of advice for other students looking for internships:
A piece of advice that I would give to fellow Knights looking for internships is to never undersell their past experiences! Every experience that you have had has helped you develop both professionally and personally.