Currently, Linh Le ’11 is back home in Vietnam, but he isn’t spending his last summer before graduation taking it easy. Le is working on a project analyzing the electric industry in Vietnam for investment opportunities and potential clients. He is also assisting his colleagues at the investment banking and private equity firm, Phoenix Capital, with possible deals in the Merger and Acquisitions Department.
As a rising senior, Le knew gaining internship experience would be crucial to landing a job; he also wanted tangible experience in the business world to help him decide which postgraduate route to take. This internship allows him to look at the market from both the selling and buying sides, giving him a taste of investment banking and trading. He attributes finding the internship to the Salisbury Center for Career Services, which also helped him build the necessary professional resume and cover letter.
Phoenix Capital has a relatively small staff, Le notes, so this gives him a lot of work to do and the opportunity to gain valuable skills. He realizes the challenging nature of the tasks, but says his classes at Hobart and William Smith (such as accounting, corporate finance, statistics, microeconomics, and portfolio investment) have well prepared him for the job. Le hopes to gain a better understanding of how the market works and decide which type of job suits him.