Written by: Patrick Lillie
Hello everyone! As the school year winds down, I hope everyone stays focused and does well on finals. My name is Patrick Lillie and I can speak for everyone when I say this recent great weather has made it difficult to stay inside and study! On top of the weather, there is one other regard that is engrossing me from staying completely focused. That is, I keep thinking about my upcoming summer as an intern. It captivates my attention not only because it is my first internship but because it is also my first time traveling internationally.
Currently, I am a second year in the Fisher College of Business majoring in Finance with a minor in Economics. Coming from the small town of Sunbury, located just Northeast of Columbus, I had no idea how many opportunities were available at Ohio State. I am in various clubs and organizations through Fisher, I play basketball (reigning intramural champions!) and involved in Greek life which all keep me busy. While these involvements are fantastic, certainly the most exciting opportunity I have come across is this internship.
I am fortunate enough to have the opportunity to travel to Dublin, Ireland to intern with Equinoxe Alternative Investment Services. Equinoxe is a fund administrator founded by experienced hedge fund administration professionals. I plan on working for a company that specializes in financial services so I only hope this experience will only inspire me to continue pursuing this career.
As I said before, this is my first internship and international trip. Once I leave on June 25th, I will be in a completely new environment inside and outside the office. I have always considered myself an adventurous person and I believe this will be an adventure of a lifetime. While on this internship I traveling to multiple countries although I have not yet decided where to go (spontaneous adventures are sometimes the best). I am very anxious to learn more about culture, meet new people and experience life outside of the United States.
If you have any questions, input or advice; your comments will be very much appreciated! Keep following my blog to find out more about my international experiences and adventures!