CAS’15 | Economics
Strategy & Operations Intern
During the spring and summer of 2014, Anisha Kalyani completed two internships at Altisource. She is interested in pursuing a career in strategy consulting and has already secured a full-time job after graduation at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in New York City.
CCD: Tell us about your experience at Altisource. What were your responsibilities?
Anisha: During my internships, I helped manage Altisource’s acquisition of Mortgage Builder, Inc. I did this by bridging cultural gaps between firms and preparing customized materials. I worked directly with top executives of Altisource and Mortgage Builder Inc. to configure, schedule, package, and deliver employee communications, policy changes, and branding updates. I also crafted and delivered an automated Excel project workbook, a training presentation, and supplementary documents to 20+ team members by assessing and meeting the needs of project managers, product managers, and executives.
CCD: How did you find your internship?
Anisha: I worked at Altisource last summer and received a return offer.
CCD: What are the top skills you’ve learned from this experience?
Anisha: I learned that I thrive in a feedback-heavy, results-driven environment. I also learned that traveling for work excites me because I get to interact directly with the people. I want to learn as much as I can as fast as I can.
CCD: How has this experience changed your future plans?
Anisha: This experience opened my eyes to how much I love strategy consulting, specifically working on acquisitions for technology firms. I’m fortunate to be able to be working at PwC next year doing exactly what I want to do.
CCD: What advice would you give to another student about making the most of a summer experience?
Anisha: Ask questions, find a place where you will have a mentor, not just a manager, and be proactive. My most valuable experiences came from the work that I sought out, not by just doing work that was assigned to me. Get lunch with your co-workers, offer to help another intern on a project, and understand what makes a strong employee. Learn more about the industry by asking questions. There is a lot more to an internship than your deliverables.
CCD: What’s next for you?
Anisha: I will be working at PwC in New York City as a Management Consulting Associate with a specific focus in mergers and acquisitions for the technology industry.