An integral part of the Masters in Finance full-time programme is doing an internship, which is a good way to gain relevant industry experience, build your network, and differentiate you from other candidates in the eyes of recruiters.
To support their professional transitions, 63 students in the MiF full-time 2019 class undertook internships during their programme. The firms included investment banking/corporate finance advisory, private equity, asset management and development finance firms, as well as commercial banking, and energy firms. Students interned across Europe, Asia, Africa, North America and Latin America. The firms they worked at include: Blackstone, Citi, EY, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley.
Nagui Camel-Toueg, MiF Full-time 2020 shares his internship experience:
“During the summer of 2020, I interned at CDC Group within their Infrastructure Private Equity division. CDC is at the forefront of promoting economic development via a wide array of investment products in Africa and South Asia. From the first day of the internship, I was entrusted with the responsibility of working on a multitude of key projects that range from evaluating investment opportunities and performing asset management activities, to helping develop internal strategic initiatives.
The institution’s broad geographic mandate coupled with the numerous sub-verticals that fall under the umbrella of the infrastructure product group, allowed me to benefit from a unique combination of broad yet in-depth exposure to the asset class. I was able to help my team evaluate solar pv and water desalination opportunities, perform project management tasks on a portfolio onshore wind farm, and undertake renewable energy and ports infrastructure market mapping studies across CDC’s target geographies.
CDC’s primary objective of promoting development allows the institution to operate in countries that private investors often shy away from. Being able to contribute to projects that will create a positive impact on developing countries and rural communities makes for an unparalleled and truly rewarding learning experience. At the end of the internship, I felt fulfilled knowing that the projects I worked on will bring the institution one step closer to its goal of ending poverty and promoting equality.”
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