This past summer, I had the opportunity to intern with Seavest Investment Group, where I worked as a member of the “Rethink” platform for impact investing. My primary responsibility was working with the “Rethink Education” seed fund. This fund partners with companies who are seeking the opportunity to have an impact on educational technology. As part of the Rethink Education team, I was responsible for compiling the information needed to perform an evaluation on a particular company’s growth and financial progression. I also researched M&A activity in Edtech, to inform the team where the market was trending in order to facilitate Seavest decisions on fund investments. While this made up the majority of my work, I also contributed in weekly meetings, managed Rethink Education’s CRM database, and communicated with current business partners to cultivate positive business relationships.
Prior to that, I was also an intern for a class-action suit law firm in New York City. At Labaton Sucharow LLP., I interned as a financial analyst and pre-case investigator, where I gained first hand experience after freshman year at Loyola. During my time there, I was able to follow up on company investigations and possible lawsuits, by doing the following.
– Used Microsoft Excel and Word to record monitored insider trading
– Conducted reports on 10-K forms of executives from multiple companies, to pass over to the litigation side of the firm.
– Developed evidence of misleading information given by companies in the retail, mining, and technology industries, which lead to the filing of class action suits.
This internship taught me a lot about work ethic, team collaboration, law, and even honest. I couldn’t be more appreciative of the experience I was given. This upcoming summer, I will move on to Seavest Inc., an investment group in New York.