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Xi Chun ’16 Works as a Summer Analyst at Kerburn Rose

By Contributing Writer on December 8, 2015
Xi Chun '16 explored the Investment Banking Sector in New York City

Xi Chun ’16 explored the Investment Banking Sector in New York City.

The biggest challenge for me is to have a shift in mindset that leads to the realization of the importance of the responsibilities I was given. Coming straight from school, it’s easy to think every task that I was assigned is a practice. However, in real life, all that matters is the delivery of results. There are times that the tasks that I was assigned seemed so insignificant that I didn’t take time to consider their seriousness, which led to missed deadlines, and as a result of that, I wasn’t given any more tasks for an entire week. Later, I was told by my associate that in investment banking, attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines are the two most important traits of any successful analysts, since a small error in a number will raise a red flag for investors and a missing deadline might lose a client. She said, “Welcome to the real world.”

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