Elsa Lundblad '24 BSBA (Finance) was a Markets Summer Analyst at J.P. Morgan in New York, New York.
What was the process for getting this internship, job, or summer experience?
It was a very intense and long process. I tried to connect with as many people as I could through UA alumni and LinkedIn and then just gaining more and more connections as I spoke to more people. I tried to learn about a company's culture through these connections and also going and researching myself about the company. The interview itself included a lot of due diligence in researching about the economy and global events around the world.
What was a typical day like?
On a typical day, I would get to the office at 6:45am and catch up on emails and read the overnight newsletters that came out to see how the market is doing and to learn more about macro events. After that, I had a morning meeting with my team from 7:30-8ish so everyone gets caught up with what happened the day before. From 8-5 I mainly spent my whole time networking, going for coffee chats, and shadowing desks to learn more about what my seniors are doing and getting a feel for the different desks within the markets division.
What was your favorite part of the experience?
I'd say my favorite part of the experience is how much I learned. From day 1 to the end of my internship, I learned so much and gained so much helpful knowledge - especially knowledge that will help me in my final year at Eller.
If you worked on a big project, please describe it below:
I worked on a bond credit analysis where I conducted a multitude of research including looking at a specific credit and creating my own credit assessment of it based off of qualitative and quantitative metrics.