Name: Zachary Khan
Intern Title: Financial Analyst
College: The University of Mississippi
Company: American Home Shield
Tell the readers a little bit about yourself.
I am a Finance and Real Estate double major with a manufacturing engineering minor at Ole Miss where I will be a senior in the fall. I am born and raised in Memphis, TN.
Can you talk a little bit about the steps you took to land this internship?
I got into contact with interns from the previous summer and I began contacting talent acquisition personnel here.
What attracted you to ServiceMaster?
I wanted to work for an established brand that was also a publicly traded company. I heard great reviews of the internship program so ServiceMaster seemed like an awesome fit for me.
What was your first impression of the new building?
I was extremely impressed by headquarters. I was also pleasantly surprised to find out how helpful my team was for me on day one.
Could you describe what a typical day was like for you as an intern?
I come into work and check my email for any important information. I then continue work from the previous day if I had not finished or continue onto new projects. I have daily tasks but I also must find time to work on my main summer long project.
What is one word you would use to describe your workplace environment?
What advice do you have for someone who is just starting to look for an internship?
I would say to get in contact with friends or colleagues that have recently completed internships. It is all about the hustle and effort.
What is you dream job?
My dream job would be to work for a professional sports team or organization in either business strategy or business development. My main passion has always been sports so it would be amazing to apply my business skills to sports.
Most memorable moment?
The most memorable moment for me has been all the opportunities to hang out with my mentor and current employees. It is awesome to be able to have very business/goals oriented conversations but also be able to joke around.
What skills did you learn this summer?
I learned a lot of soft skills and new software. In particular, Microsoft Power Bi is a great analytics tool I have learned this summer.