Name: Sajan Patel
University Attended: Boston University
Degree: B.S. Business Administration, Concentration: Finance, Accounting, International Management
Graduation Year: 2013
Current Occupation: Treasury Sales Analyst
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?
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.
A: Drunken Noodles
Favorite Leisure Activity?
A: Harry Potter Series
A: Currently “Drunk in Love” by Beyonce
Any Odd Habits?
A: A horrible habit of shaking my leg.
A: Ocean villa in the Maldives.
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