One of my all-time favorite movies is Ferris Bueller’s Big Day Off. My favorite line is “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” Even though it is only a movie quote, it is very true to me. It is so easy to get caught up in needing to do this or that. I can’t tell you how many times I get wrapped up in tasks, projects, or trying to be my best that I lose sight of the bigger picture.
Upon first arriving at work this morning, I got an email about completing my 2015 Self Evaluation Performance Review. Then it dawned on me; half of my internship was up. Just like that. Life was moving fast and I need to act fast before I miss it! So I figured while I take time reflecting on myself for my review, I would share my perspective with you.
In hindsight, I have learned more than I ever thought I would in the past 4 weeks. Whether it was learning how to evaluate risks or test controls in order to ensure that data and code cannot be manipulated to produce misrepresentative financial information. Through this learning I have been able to test multiple applications to contribute to the greater Information Technology General Control Team (ITGC) within the Risk Review Group(RRG).
On the other hand, I have explored other areas of interest. While digging a little deeper into risks and controls, I was able to see how code and programming can be used to leverage data in order to verify records from the lines of business. I have previously used Tableau, but it was interesting to see what products like IBM’s Cognos and SAS can offer the internal audit department of a bank.
Throughout my internship, Key has posed many unique opportunities. Meeting Beth Mooney, the CEO of KeyCorp, put the cherry on top. Beth has been an inspiration to me ever since I started getting to know Key. Not only is she a female CEO, she is also the most powerful woman in banking.( http://www.americanbanker.com/women-in-banking/gallery/the-25-most-powerful-women-in-banking-2014-1070053-1.html) When was the last time you met the most powerful anything? Being able to spontaneously run into Beth at a celebratory Key event was truly humbling. I feel so lucky that she spent a few moments connecting with me and a few other interns from RRG. I’m inspired to say the least.
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