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    Hi,

    I was just wondering what would be reasonable expectations for an intern working in sales or trading to do throughout the internship?
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    Sales, just sit and observe since you essentially can't do a thing until you're qualified, maybe do a bit of Powerpoint if you're in something like E-Commerce Sales.
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    Trading, sit and watch the senior trader you're shadowing, ask lots of good questions and learn quickly. Help out with any spreadsheets they need done.

    That's about it.
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    (Original post by roussell)
    Trading, sit and watch the senior trader you're shadowing, ask lots of good questions and learn quickly. Help out with any spreadsheets they need done.

    That's about it.
    only if you're on a very **** (and developed) desk. i was pretty astoundd at how makeshift everything was on mine. and shadowing is very boring.
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    i suppose i can say what i did over summer on my trading desk:

    -wrote a program to build CDOs with specified characteristics: no. names, itraxx/cdx/hy ratios, sector ratios, DWAS, dispersion, maturity, current book EDN (a proprietry metric, i think), current book DN. and a few other things. Essentially a huge optimization problem.
    -extended the functionality of the desk's credit option pricer (which was dire), vastly speeding up the marking of one of the books (which was previously done once a day, now could be done pretty much instantaneously.
    -discovered that you can mark CDS in excel (nobody else seemed to have ever gone to the trouble of finding out about all the functions the quants made).
    -credit floor trading game, weekly trade idea presentations, desk rotations, bank-wide talks
    -wrote 4-5 sheets to summarise various positions and trades on particular books, automatically send out daily.

    so yeah. my first point was reasonably significant i'd say... before it'd been done by hand, where you're almost certainly not going to get anywhere near an optimal portfolio...
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    Chewwy and PorcineAviation,

    How did you know how to do all that stuff? Did you already do some kind of programming?
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    No, it was VBA, so was able to pick it up whilst there (easy to learn).
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    (Original post by PorcineAviation)
    No, it was VBA, so was able to pick it up whilst there (easy to learn).
    What, Google?
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    (Original post by BetterThanHeaven)
    What, Google?
    something like www.excel-losers.com/forum
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    (Original post by unsung_hero)
    Hi,

    I was just wondering what would be reasonable expectations for an intern working in sales or trading to do throughout the internship?
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