Jared is a finance intern at Comcast and currently attends The Ohio State University. An entrepreneur at heart, Jared discovered his instinct for identifying new business opportunities at an early age. After searching for a hands-on opportunity to make an impact, Jared shares with us why he chose to intern at Comcast and his experience with the Continuous Process Improvement (CIP) team.

Q: How did you choose your major?
A: I've known that I love business and the idea of being a decision-maker. Growing up, I started several businesses: a seasonal lawn mowing business, a snow shoveling business, and even had my own candy business and sports ticket business.  These startups were run by just me, or me and one friend. I loved the feeling of actually being able to make important decisions for a business that would directly impact the company. This instilled in me a passion for entrepreneurship from a young age.

Q: What were you looking for in an internship?
A: I was looking for an opportunity to really get involved and get my hands dirty. In the past, I have had very monotonous roles as an intern, and I was looking for a role that seemed more hands-on, where I could use some of my analytical thinking skills to solve problems or make a change and really feel like I was having a positive impact on the company. My role on the CPI team has been everything I had hoped it would be.

Q: What has been your favorite part of your internship so far?
A: My favorite part has been interacting with the members of my team. The level of collaboration on our team is high. It seems like everybody respects each other and information is communicated in an effective way. I’m overwhelmed by the support from people on my team. Whenever I reach out to somebody requesting help on whatever I was working on, they almost always get back to me quickly and are more than happy to help!

Q: What's a typical day like for you?
A: My internship was centered around a project examining credits that Comcast Business gives out to its customers. I am also on weekly calls to stay up to date with what is going on with the rest of the team. Every so often, I present my findings to leadership, who recommend new ways to continue my research.

My favorite part has been interacting with the members of my team. The level of collaboration is high and everybody respects each other. Jared
Finance Intern

Q: What kind of support have you received from your manager and other employees at Comcast?
A: From the start, my manager and the rest of the team have made it clear to never feel uncomfortable reaching out with a question and have expressed their pure openness to help. My manager makes it a point to meet with me at the end of the day to review what I did, and make sure I’m good to continue working with no additional questions. When there were questions that myself or my team could not answer, members of other teams were always more than happy to hop on a call with us and help answer our questions. I was also able to get valuable time presenting my work in front of senior leadership, which I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to do. The support I’ve received during my time has been unmatched.

Q: What advice would you give someone thinking about interning at Comcast?
A: I would tell them to reach out to somebody in the company and ask them to chat about what they do. From my experience here, everybody is more than happy to assist a potential co-worker.  It’s a good opportunity to get your foot in the door and figure out if what we do at Comcast and if it is a good fit for you.

Q: Interesting fact about yourself?
A: I love to travel and a new hobby of mine since the start of COVID-19 is cooking.

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