Intern Spotlight: Meghana Karinthi
Meghana is a rising second year undergraduate at the University of Chicago majoring in economics with a specialization in data science. She is originally from San Jose, CA and spent the summer interning with NextGen.
“Meghana was a rock star intern. She learned quickly, worked efficiently, and delivered at a high level. By the end of the summer she was speaking directly with business owners and helping me prep for critical management meetings.“ – Jake Levine, EIR
Tell us about some of the work you’ve done this summer.
I’ve been able to work alongside Jake on a diverse array of projects this summer—such as building company lists, conducting industry deep-dives, and analyzing company CIMs. I was also excited to be exposed to a wide range of industries.
What you have you most enjoyed?
I really enjoyed drafting questions for my management meetings. I was excited about the opportunity to participate in broker calls with Jake and ask some of the questions I wrote myself, which was one of the highlights of my internship. I also really enjoyed interacting with my co-interns through the various organized social events.
Any skills you’ve gained or unique takeaways?
The most important skill I’ve gained is the ability to dig deeper into a company after reading a pitch. During the selling process, companies often highlight the most attractive qualities of their business. However, by asking them questions, I was able to dive deeper and see the bigger picture while receiving feedback along the way. This was invaluable as I think about next steps in the ETA space.
What are your next steps?
I’m not sure about the long-term, but I see myself recruiting for finance jobs. I’m excited to continue at the University of Chicago for three more years and possibly pick up a minor in another subject I’m passionate about, like History.