Our group really does treat summer associates like full-time team members; I was thrown right into the mix on my first day and was expected to perform.
Margaret

Margaret

Consumer, Healthcare, and Gaming, Investment Banking

New York

B.S., Business Administration, Washington University in St. Louis

M.B.A., Finance and Management, University of Pennsylvania

Why did you choose to work at Wells Fargo Securities (WFS)?

I chose to work at WFS because of the people — the people that I met during the recruiting process, as well as the team members that I got to know during my internship.

Why is WFS a good place to start your career?

WFS is a good place to start a career because it is a line of business that continues to grow and expand. A growing company is a changing company, and those changes give employees new opportunities and daily challenges to overcome.

What do you wish you had known when going through campus recruiting?

I wish I had known how important it is to not only meet people at financial institutions, but also to reach out to the people that work in the groups that you are interested in. Each company has its own culture, and each group within the financial institution has its own subculture. Once hired into the business, getting along with the people in your group is important. So it’s a good idea to find the time to speak with them during the recruiting process. If you know which group you would like to work in, go and meet them. Not only does it give you a better idea of the group’s dynamic, it also gives the group members the chance to interact with you and get to know you.

What do you think makes someone successful at WFS?

It is important that a WFS team member has a great attitude, and is personable and down-to-earth. Additionally, you must be driven, motivated to work hard, and willing to put in the long hours that this job demands.

What do you love about your job?

I love the daily challenges in my job. I never go to work and do the same things over and over again. Each company has its own concerns, strengths, goals, and strategies. Learning how to adapt to each company’s needs helps keep me engaged.

What is the most challenging part of your job?

The unpredictability of the job has been the most challenging aspect. Many may think that the long hours would be the most difficult part, but for me, not knowing exactly what is going to pop up at the last minute and cause a change in plans continues to be a challenge.

What is the best thing about living and working in your city?

New York City is the financial capital of the U.S., if not the world. I am constantly surrounded by brilliant people, not only here at WFS, but at the other banks as well. I also love the life in this city. No matter what time you leave the office, there is always something going on.

Describe your experience and what you learned as a WFS Summer Associate

Our group really does treat summer associates like full-time team members; I was thrown right into the mix on my first day and was expected to perform. My group made sure that the experience I had over the summer prepared me for my future as a full-time associate.

What do you like to do when you aren't at work?

I just try to relax during my time away from the office — sleep, catch up with friends, watch TV … anything that helps me unwind.

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