Trailblazer Tuesdays: Sajan Patel

sajan1QUICK PROFILE:

Name: Sajan Patel

Age: 22

University Attended: Boston University

Degree: B.S. Business Administration, Concentration: Finance, Accounting, International Management

Graduation Year: 2013

Current Occupation: Treasury Sales Analyst

Q&A

Q: Tell me about your job. What do you do?

A: The treasury department handles clients’ cash management needs and aims to maximize their liquidity.  As a sales analyst, I support the treasury sales officers in acquiring new business as well as expanding existing business. The product analysts assist in developing our products to fit our clients changing needs.

Q: What interested you about this job?

A: The fast paced environment of treasury and the opportunity to work with a variety of different clients interested me the most about my job.

Q: What do you find most difficult about this job/profession?

A: The hardest part about treasury is learning about our vast product offering in order to have an appropriate discussion with our clients.

Q: Did you intern with this company?

A: Yes.

Q: Tell me about the types of internships you’ve had.

A: I’ve worked with a pharmaceutical company and a venture capital firm prior to my internship in my current role.

Q: What advice would you give to those currently participating in an internship program?

A: Definitely network with as many people as you can.  Upper management is always willing to speak with interns and entry-level employees.  It is a great way to learn about their experiences and they may be able to help you when you encounter hurdles.

Q: What was the best advice given to you in college?

A: Don’t skip class. You pay too much money for each class.

Q: What do you think is the best way to bridge the gap between college and entry level work?

A: Internships are a great way to test out a job and get relevant experience before starting any full-time job. Do as many as you can when you have the opportunity.

Q: Do you have a mantra?

A: Try and create a personal connection with everyone that you work with.  It’ll make it easier to get work done and it will create friendly environment.

FUN FACTS

Favorite Food?

A: Drunken Noodles

Favorite Leisure Activity?

A: Traveling

Favorite Movie?

A: Harry Potter Series

Favorite Song?

A: Currently “Drunk in Love” by Beyonce

Any Odd Habits?

A: A horrible habit of shaking my leg.

Dream Vacation?

A: Ocean villa in the Maldives.

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