Dilan Gomih I had the fortune of interning at Bank of
America/Merrill Lynch and one of the things that surprised me about that summer was I
had so much support. People were very willing to talk to me about what they did, and were
very open and honest with me and I’m really excited to say that since I’ve joined, it’s
exactly what I experienced that intern summer to a greater extent.
I work in foreign exchange, so our markets are open 24/7, so our clients can be trading,
even while the US is asleep. I do a lot of analysis of client trends. I help enable clients
to be able to trade FX electronically. We help institutional clients hedge their foreign
exchange risk and sell the bank’s liquidity. I think one of the most rewarding aspects
of my job is just really getting to interact with clients and I have the fortune of having
a great team that takes me on client meetings with them and teaches me how to be a better
sales woman. I describe the culture of Bank of America/Merrill
Lynch as a teamwork environment. Everybody’s in it together and very aware of the fact
that when we work together as a team and you help each other out, we do better together.
We have people from all different kinds of backgrounds, not only just from different
countries, but also from different academic backgrounds. I was a political science and
African studies major aka liberal arts, so you would think that doesn’t necessarily mean
a traditional root to finance, but it’s actually helped me so much more in my work, because
I’m able to write and that helps me communicate better, so don’t just shut yourself out of
the finance box because the things that make you unique are actually really important to
the Bank of America and it makes us better as a firm.