As a finance major at Loyola University Maryland, Tucker says that efficient time management and professionalism have been the biggest takeaways from his internship. He logs 20 hours each week as a planner assistant at Maller Wealth Advisors on top of his coursework as a full-time student. His main responsibility is to create annual reviews so clients can see how their investments are performing. Additionally, he screens mutual funds to ensure that investments align with client goals.
Tucker says his internship experience has been beneficial as he applies for full-time positions. “Employers are impressed when they meet a student who works 20 hours a week in addition to taking five classes,” he explains. “It sets me apart from other applicants.” Although his internship may not be exactly what he wants to do jobwise, Tucker has learned skills as a planner assistant that can be applied to any future career path. His internship has also helped him decide that he wants to stay in Baltimore after graduation. He thinks all students should get an internship to help them determine what they truly enjoy doing professionally.