Franz Raab's Financial Control Summer Internship Reflection

Colleen Judge
August 22, 2023

Franz Raab, a rising Junior at Yale University reflects on his 2023 Financial Control Internship at South Street Securities:

My name is Franz Raab and I am a rising junior at Yale University. I am pursuing a Major in Economics, which led me to pursue my interest in finance at South Street Securities. 

During my internship, what I enjoyed most were the incredible people I had the opportunity to work with, particularly the Financial Control Team. Their passion, expertise, and supportive nature made the work environment enjoyable and rewarding. Collaborating with such a talented and friendly group made every day a pleasure.

Moreover, I cherished the hands-on experience that the internship offered. Being able to actively engage in real-world projects and tasks allowed me to apply my knowledge and skills in a practical setting. It was immensely gratifying to see the impact of my contributions and to witness my growth throughout the internship.

Equally valuable was the mentorship I received during my time with the company. The guidance and support provided by my mentors were invaluable. They offered valuable insights, challenged me to think critically, and encouraged me to explore new ideas. Their mentorship helped me gain confidence in my abilities and fostered a desire to continuously improve.

The internship also gave me insights into the dynamics of a professional work environment. I learned how to collaborate effectively with teams, communicate my ideas clearly, and take initiative when necessary. These soft skills are invaluable and will undoubtedly benefit me in my future career endeavors.

In conclusion, the combination of working with an amazing team, hands-on experience, and incredible mentorship made my internship experience truly exceptional. I am grateful for the learning opportunities and the relationships I formed, which will undoubtedly have a lasting impact on my personal and professional development.

About South Street Securities

South Street Securities LLC is a leading independent provider of specialized financing, servicing capital markets institutional asset managers (including traditional and hedge fund managers), real estate investment trusts ("REITs"), tri party investors, mortgage lenders, midsize and middle market securities broker-dealers, and corporate and government issuers. South Street Securities LLC operates from its New York headquarters with a branch office in Arkansas.

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