This summer I had the opportunity to intern for Dorsey Wright in the Money Management office. Coming into the internship, I knew next to nothing about finance and had never worked in an office setting. Now, after 8 weeks in the office, I have learned enough to understand the Money Management field, and the projects I have worked on have shown me what a future career in finance might be like.
During my internship, I learned the basics of this industry: what an ETF is, the advantages of relative strength, and how to read a PnF chart. I was also given projects aimed to teach me about asset allocation and investment strategies, and I became familiar with models and matrices. I was able to listen in on calls and webinars so to fully understand what was happening at Dorsey Wright and on the stock market.
One of the biggest take-aways from this internship was gaining real-world experience in a branch of finance. To an outsider, finance can seem like a foreign language. With unfamiliar acronyms, charting methods and verbiage, it can be hard to learn and even harder to understand. My time at Dorsey Wright helped me explore this industry and it will give me a good background in future business classes, because I understand investing tactics and how the stock market works at a deeper level than before. Another big take-away was being able to work in an office and gain professional experience. I learned important skills like how to collaborate with others and manage tasks (and also how to answer the phone). These last 7 weeks have helped me explore a career path I hadn’t always considered and taught me things that will undoubtedly stick with me. I’m thankful that Dorsey Wright Money Management gave me this opportunity.
—Ally has been a fantastic intern and we wish her the best of luck as she continues her education at Tulane!