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Eduardo Trevino

Major: Economics
Minor: Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Hometown: Monterrey, Mexico

How did you learn about this opportunity?

One of the founding partners of LUX FTS is family and he also studied economics in college so when he found out I was studying economics at Penn State he offered me a chance to apply to the internship.

Tell us a little bit about your experience.

It has been a great learning experience at work, from simple stuff like dressing professionally, to attending meetings with clients, and learning about problem solving when multiple companies are involved. I have also learned about product and project management; every morning I attend a meeting to see how everyone is doing, what is their next step on their project and if they need assistance. From a more technical side, I have learned the importance of tools such as Excel. While everyone has used Excel, it is unbelievable the amount of things you can get done once you learn more in-depth this tool.

There is a visible difference between my grades before my internship and after my internship. 

How did this experience impact you academically?

This is the second time I have interned at this organization. There is a visible difference between my grades before my internship and after my internship. Working here has taught me about doing things correctly and on time and bringing in mediocre projects or turning in projects after the deadline is unacceptable. Attending work everyday makes me more responsible and and has shown in my attendance of classes. So after great experience last year I believe my grades will continue to improve as I refine my sense of responsibility and take school more serious because I have realized that the skills learned in school are incredibly important.

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

I have realized my true passion is not in consulting but in areas like central banking. This does not mean I have wasted my time doing this internship because I have learned very valuable information about the financial system and more specifically Hedge Funds. These are not necessarily directly related to economics and central banking but are important enough that knowledge about them could have an impact regulation from central banking

Would you recommend this experience to other Liberal Arts students?

This is a great experience if you are interested in accounting and IT but there is a very high learning curve if you do not have a finance/accounting/IT/CmpSc background

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

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