We are in the process of formalizing a new Broyhill Internship/Analyst Program in partnership with several of the top universities across the state. This is a very exciting initiative for us and I look forward to working more closely with the region’s top talent. Once we’ve gotten through the first several rounds of interviews scheduled, I’ll be sure to post more information on the program as we would welcome interest from our readers.
The talent in North Carolina was on full display Saturday at the CFA Research Challenge. Congratulations to the members of the ASU team competing: Dan Alliss, Alan Clarke, Jack Gibbs, Ellen Morgan, and Matthew Vanek . Their victory is the third win in five years for Appalachian in the North Carolina competition and the next step for the team is to compete in Toronto at the Americas Regional. Special thanks to Dr. Delbert Goff for all his hard work here. I am quite proud of these students and of Broyhill’s close relationship with the finance program at ASU. Click here for more information on the CFA Research Challenge.
We’d like to build on this foundation and establish equally productive relationships with motivated students throughout the southeast. Our Internship/Analyst Program has been designed with this goal in mind. But before applying, I encourage you to read the email below, from an intern at a Big Four Public Accounting Firm. We don’t anticipate demanding Saturday hours from our interns, but we do expect some more common sense than this! Names have been edited to protect the identity of idiots. Couldn’t make this up if I tried!!
Hope things are going well. As interns we do not have access to ARMs so until Tim informed me I was unaware I was working 10 hours at MMO next week. I’m not sure when I’m needed or when you would like me to come in but this Saturday (2/16) I have a highly condensed schedule of errands that I would like to run in the morning and early afternoon. This lists includes getting a new license because my license is expired. I have an appointment for my car to get a front end alingmnet and to get my tires rotated. I also need to run to the bank, and go to the JCU bookstore and take back some items from Christmas! As an intern (and more so as an employee of a Public Accounting Firm) it is extremely difficult to find the time to get errands like these done because we often work til 7:00 or 8:00 pm or even later. At 7 or 8 pm nothing is open and I cannot run to the bank, the license bureau, the JCU bookstore, or my mechanic. We do have days off on Sundays but on Sundays these places are simply not open. During busy season with our lives so focused on work it is a struggle to get things done outside of work. This is why I am asking not to work this Saturday (2/16). I have made these plans and appointments to do these things this Saturday before I new I had to work with MMO this week. I apologize for the length of the email but in its entirety I believe you can sympathize with me and understand my pressing need to get these things done. Hopefully you’ll understand. I can speak with Mitt, and ask him if I could go to MMO one day during the week next week. I’m sure it wouldn’t be a problem. In closing, if you desperately need me to work on Saturday no need to fret I will come in and work but if at all possible I am asking to not come in that day because of the short notice of me working at MMO and me alreadly scheduling things to do on that day. Let me know what you guys decide. Oh, and tell the team I said Happy Valentines Day!