By: Robert Vanisko

Pallavi Pal is a recent graduate of UM about to begin her career for Moody’s Corporation in New York.  Our most recent Toppel Star has been hired as a financial analyst for Moody’s, a prominent credit rating agency. Pallavi had previously interned for the corporation this past summer and had a great experience working there.

Prior to her internship at Moody’s, she had interned in four other companies and agencies, including working in the accounting department of Weston Resorts and interning for the chief counsel of the FDA.  Pallavi secured the internship at Moody’s through SEO, Sponsors for Educational Opportunity.  SEO is a great program for training students interested in finance.  After Pallavi applied and was accepted into the program, she was given the opportunity to interview with several firms, including Moody’s.

The internship this past summer at Moody’s was an invaluable asset towards helping her to secure a full-time position there coming out of college.  Upon completing her internship, she was extended the opportunity for eight interviews with various managers at Moody’s.  Following the series of interviews she was offered a job.

Pallavi believes the most important aspect about finding a job coming out of college is having internship and work experience.  She believes that students should start looking and applying for internships early in their college careers not only for the work experience, but also for the invaluable future contacts.  “Having previous internships is very important because that’s how you know what you want and how to act in a job,” said Pallavi.  She hopes that University of Miami students will continue to take advantage of internship opportunities in the future.