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Alexander Donatelli

Liberal Arts Major(s): Economics
Other Major: Engineering Science
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

What was the best part of your experience?

The best part of my experience was the amount I learned throughout the summer. Coming into the internship from a non-finance background was definitely tough. I did not know much about Securitization, but PNC has one of the best internship programs in the country, and it showed. From lunch and learns with upper-level management to analysts and associates taking time out of their days to teach interns, I had the ability to learn an incredible amount.

From lunch and learns with upper-level management to analysts and associates taking time out of their days to teach interns, I had the ability to learn an incredible amount

How did this experience impact you academically?

The internship impacted me both professionally and academically. Working every day with a diverse number of people with all kinds of backgrounds has given me the ability to work better in student groups at a big school like Penn State. Also, I did a lot of work with computer programs such as Excel, PowerPoint, and Python. Learning these programs has given me more options to complete homework assignments and projects at school.

How will this experience impact your career goals?

This experience had a tremendously positive impact on my career goals. I've always wanted to get into the financial services industry and work in the finance capital of the world: New York City. The internship gave me the ability to do both and test if finance was a good fit for me. Also, at the end of the internship, I was lucky enough to get a return offer from PNC.

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