By Derek Loosvelt | June 21, 2016
Vault recently spoke with two of Morgan Stanley‘s top recruiting professionals: Erin Korte, who previously managed the Firm’s North American Investment Banking Analyst and Associate Full-Time and Summer Campus Programs; and Stephanie Mondo, who manages the firm’s North America Technology Campus Recruiting efforts. Korte and Mondo talked with Vault about what students should do to make the most of their summer internships. The following is an excerpt from that conversation.
1. Do your research.
“One thing interns underestimate is knowing about the firm they’re going to be working for. It’s very important to know about current Morgan Stanley news and completed deals. This not only helps interns prepare for the work they’re going to be doing, but also acts as good icebreakers when they’re meeting with in-house managers and mentors.”
“Overall market knowledge is also important. Interns should know what’s been happening in the financial markets with respect to news and trends. The more you know about the industry, the better.”