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Human Resources Internship at Morgan Stanley
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Erin Ferris

Major: Labor Studies and Employment Relations
Minor: Psychology
Hometown: Massapequa Park, NY
Chapel Executive Intern

How did you learn about this opportunity?

I learned about my internship through attending a networking event and information session at Morgan Stanley's Headquarters in NYC. I applied to this event though a link in the Liberal Arts Network Simplicity system.

Tell us a little bit about your experience.

I worked at Morgan Stanley as a Human Resources Summer Analyst on the Diversity and Inclusion team. My 10-week internship started in June and included countless networking, training, and professional development events in addition to my daily work load. Primarily I worked on three major projects. My first project involved researching and creating a database of all firmwide mentorship projects. Secondly I created a one page quick reference card for how to create a best in class mentorship program. Lastly, I developed and launched a global survey to mentees in a mentorship program. After analyzing the results of this survey I developed a recommendations report and presented my findings to my team.

How did this experience impact you academically?

I believe my internship experience will improve the way I approach my academics my senior year. Working under pressure enabled me to learn time management skills and how to determine which tasks are necessary at a given moment. Overall, I learned a lot of project management skills and improved my ability to collaborate with others for long term projects.

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

My short term career goals include working in a human resources role within the financial services industry. I have always been fascinated with finance and this experience truly solidified my desire to work in this industry. I received a full time offer at the conclusion of my internship and recently accepted this offer. I owe my full time employment to participating in this internship.

I received a full time offer at the conclusion of my internship and recently accepted this offer. 

Would you recommend this experience to other Liberal Arts students?

I cannot recommend a human resource internship at Morgan Stanley more. This experience was one of the most transformational of my life. Each day I was challenged and learned something new. If you are looking for a career in HR or finance, Morgan Stanley is the place for you. The company truly values HR professionals as strategic business partners.

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