My Finance summer internship included a rotational aspect, meaning I spent time working in two different groups. This gave me so much exposure to different parts of the bank. I learned so much and gained great experiences, so I decided to come back full time after graduation.
I’m currently working in the Barclays Capital Inc. Regulatory Reporting team. Our team assists with deciding which transactions the firm can commit to based on the capital we hold. As an analyst, I am responsible for calculating an end-of-day tentative net capital report every day. I also contribute to monthly reports used by senior management to make decisions, as well as other projects that have given me a broader understanding of the industry.
One of the most interesting projects I worked on was regulatory calculations that allowed for more capital to be utilized by the business.
Through our work we have been able to reduce our capital constraints by millions of dollars, providing more opportunities for the business. It felt great to see my work and analysis make a difference for the firm.
The best part of my early journey at Barclays has been the knowledge and experience I have gained from the work I do. The knowledge you gain speaking with your managers and directors is extremely valuable, and something you don’t necessarily gain from classwork. The opportunity to have ownership of a task has really been enjoyable, as it allows you to understand a process and concept in and out. I have also been able to take continued learning classes on specific topics, such as the financial markets. All of this knowledge and experience will help me take the next step in my career.