Carol Elliott | June 9, 2020
As jobs losses cascaded across the economy this spring due to the coronavirus pandemic, so, too, did summer internships evaporate amid the disruption.
For University of Notre Dame students planning to work in the finance industry, losing out on an internship means not only the loss of job experience and money. It also means losing an opportunity to figure out where they want to take their careers.
“The post-sophomore year internship or externship is really critical, because a lot of career discernment goes on then,” said Erin Bellissimo, managing director of the Notre Dame Institute for Global Investing (NDIGI). “They get exposure to the investment industry, and they can actually see what the job is all about.”
NDIGI, located in the Mendoza College of Business, supports investment management research; provides experiential learning opportunities; convenes workshops, conferences and guest speakers; and coordinates internship and career placement opportunities for Notre Dame students interested in investment management.
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