Economics and history double major Teresa Kepes ’21 is working this summer as a sales and analytics intern with Bloomberg LP, a global leader in business, media and financial software.
In the position, Kepes rotates between the sales and analytics departments and is learning to navigate the Bloomberg Terminal, a financial software system created by Bloomberg, as well as getting acquainted with the financial market players and the company’s main clients. Along with other interns, she is also assigned various projects and presentations.
“This internship has been an opportunity to learn to juggle a number of tasks and projects at one time. In addition, the internship has taught me an immense amount of technical finance knowledge,” says Kepes, who works remotely due to COVID-19 restrictions. “I feel confident that I will end this summer with a strong market perspective, something that I believe will take me far in my career.”
Last summer with assistance of Vice Chairman of Colliers International Alexander Jinishian ’76, Kepes interned with Colliers International as a sales intern, an experience that she says “involved a lot of customer service and face-to-face contact with clients” and prepared her for this internship. “The sales reps at Colliers taught me perhaps one of the most important sales tips: know your product like the back of your hand,” she says. “In addition, my experience as an O’Laughlin Ambassador at the Admissions Office has also supplemented my development, evolving my listening skills when working with prospective students and parents.”
Through the Hobart and William Smith alum network she says she was put in contact with Matthew Fox ’19, a senior equity specialist at Bloomberg. “Matthew was a great source of support while I was going through the recruiting process, and as the internship started he has continued to be a mentor for me at Bloomberg,” Kepes says.
On campus, in addition to working in Admissions, Kepes is a member of William Smith Congress, Finance Society, Budget Allocations Committee and the Orientation Team. She also studied abroad in Freiberg, Germany.