October 26, 2015
Patrick Brown '15 didn't have to look far when searching for a job after graduation.
The global economy and financial markets major spent 10 weeks interning at Bloomberg L.P. as a data analyst intern during the summer before his senior year. Just weeks after his graduation from Susquehanna University, Brown began a full-time job at Bloomberg L.P. in the same role, a direct benefit of his internship.
Bloomberg L.P. is a financial software, data and media company headquartered in New York City that provides financial software tools, such as an analytics and equity trading platform, data services and news, to financial companies and organizations through the Bloomberg terminal.
"As an intern, my role was on the stake holdings team, updating insider shareholders on any publicly traded stock exchange in the world," Brown said in an interview his first week on the job. "I am not sure what data team I will be on as an employee. I am currently going through the training program to learn about all the data products Bloomberg has to offer."
Brown credits his Susquehanna education with preparing him for his internship, and now career, at Bloomberg. He gained experience on the Bloomberg Terminals at Susquehanna's Student Investment Center in the Sigmund Weis School of Business, real-world tools that most business undergraduates at other institutions don't encounter. These are the same terminals he uses as a data analyst at Bloomberg L.P.
"The experience was amazing!" Brown said of his internship. "I learned so much about the financial world and how data is used to move the markets. Bloomberg is at the front of data supply, and it was very exciting to intern for a company that is used by so many people around the world every day."
Though his experience could have taken him anywhere, Brown chose to stay at the place where he felt valued.
"I stayed at Bloomberg because of the culture and ability to make an impact right away," Brown said.