Robert S. Goodfriend Summer Internship Fund Recipient
“The internship with Citibank definitely helped me improve both my technical and interpersonal skills, such as public speaking, business research, risk analysis, that can be transferred to any job that I may do in the future.”
I was working at the Risk Department, where my team focused on analyzing risk portfolios of start-ups. The focus of my project was on mobile wallet companies in Vietnam, which was challenging at first, as I knew very little about tech start-ups and e-commerce in general. However, after completing some research and mystery shopping (using these e-wallets), interviewing the C-level staff, and talking to some industry experts, I was able to gain a much deeper understanding of these mobile wallet companies and carry out my own analysis based on the data collected. I then compared these companies on their ability to serve, with regard to their board of directors, their range of products and services, as well as their financial performance in recent years.
At the end of the internship, I composed a 30-page report to summarize all of my findings regarding these mobile wallet companies, my analysis approach and the financial data I had collected. I also had an opportunity to present my findings to the senior staff from Citibank South East Asia, and received very helpful feedback from them.