Internship with Cantor Fitzgerald
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Aws Laaribi

Major: Economics
Minor: Business and the Liberal Arts
Hometown: Rye, New York
Chapel Executive Intern

How did you learn about this opportunity?

I found out about this internship through a friend. My supervisor is also from my hometown and we met each other through mutual friends. We have common interests, such as tennis, which helped us get along and form a good relationship.

Tell us a little bit about your experience.

My supervisor was a great mentor who spent a great amount of time teaching me about the different types of financial computer systems such as Bloomberg Terminal and going through the responsibilities and expectations I would face during the course of the internship. Ron is a great person who really cares about his interns and making sure they understand what has to be done.

How did this experience impact you academically?

I will be able to connect the economic and financial knowledge acquired at Penn State with market insights.

Being exposed to the daily activities at Cantor Fitzgerald was highly valuable as my first experience in a financial service firm. The mentorship and training offered by Cantor Fitzgerald’s professionals allowed me to better understand the financial acumen needed to advise a wide variety of clients. Importantly, I will be able to connect the economic and financial knowledge acquired while at Penn State with the market insights of Cantor Fitzgerald.

What are your career goals and plans?  How did this experience impact them?

This internship exposed me to how this organization helps its clients build and implement new business strategies related to equity capital markets. I had the opportunity to participate in financial projects that are designed to help a variety of institutional clients. This internship helped me better shape my future educational and career goals as it exposed me the daily activities of a leading equity firm. Furthermore, I better understand how new technologies are used to provide sound financial services.

Would you recommend this experience to other Liberal Arts students?

Yes, if you are looking for sales and trading hand-on experience, then this is the internship for you.

For more information on internships for Liberal Arts students, visit our website.

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