Qaiser Mahmood '21 - Financial Analyst Internship (Summer 2020)

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This past summer, I utilized the SPIRE enrichment experience to intern for a company called Frontier Tower Associates. It is a telecom tower company centered in the Philippines with smaller operations in various Asian countries. I worked as a financial analyst, doing work like investment banking, as all my superiors had experience in that realm. At a large investment bank: technology, media, and telecom (TMT) is a business unit and I worked for a firm in which a bank would help grow their business. I worked on cross-functional project teams, executing work of multiple disciplines and business functions. This included compiling legal information, conducting TMT market research, inputting and analyzing data, and financial modeling in excel. In addition to these daily tasks, I worked on a presentation using research gathered on South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) and global TMT industry trends to make a recommendation on whether they should invest in tower rollout in Pakistan.  The skills I learned and employed everyday helped me to successfully complete my project and even aided in recruiting this academic year. Following graduation, I will be working as a consultant at IBM, and I believe that SPIRE funding my summer experience played a great part in my professional development.