LSB Students' Summer Internships Spotlight
Outside of the classroom Leavey School of Business students prepare for their future careers in a number of ways, including participating in company tours, requesting informational interviews and completing internships. Most students complete at least one internship prior to graduation and are able to find opportunities through Handshake, the Career Center’s online job search tool, quarterly career fairs or alumni connections.
Our seniors share insights about their summer internship experiences:
Cooper Ebbott, an Accounting major, worked as an Audit Intern at Deloitte over the summer. Through the International Internship Program, Cooper spent one month at Deloitte’s San Jose location and then transitioned to the firm’s offices in Sydney, Australia, for another month. Cooper found out about this unique program while researching Deloitte before an interview, and he expressed his interest during the recruiting process. Once he received an offer from Deloitte, he submitted another application for IIP and was ultimately chosen. Cooper says that he really enjoyed “experiencing work abroad and living in a new country and culture.” Additionally, he was able to explore Australia’s many attractions, including the Great Barrier Reef, during his free time.
Dillon Foehr, a Finance major, worked as a Treasury Intern on Charles Schwab’s Securities Lending team in San Francisco this past summer. During his internship, he worked on several projects including portfolio analysis using Bloomberg, analysis of financial and trading data, and modeling of cost scenarios for potential projects. Dillon especially enjoyed meeting several executives of Charles Schwab, including the CEO, CFO, and CMO, to hear about their career paths and suggestions for ambitious college students. Dillon says that his experience at Charles Schwab was interesting and rewarding, and speaking with the firm’s professionals left a lasting impact on his experience.
Madi Clelland, a Marketing major, was a Product Management Intern in the Marketing & Products sector of T-Mobile in Bellevue, Washington this past summer. Madi originally chose to study marketing because she was interested in why customers make certain purchase decisions. She was able to apply her knowledge at T-Mobile, where her responsibilities included creating an online dashboard to track the health of the company’s many products. During her experience, Madi maintains that her favorite part of the internship was seeing how passionate people are about the company. Her advice to students searching for internships is to utilize every contact and connection because people are really willing to help out proactive Santa Clara students.
Students interested in learning more about Handshake and upcoming Career Fairs can visit the Career Center webpage.