JPMorgan Chase & Co. is a multi-national banking and financial services company and the largest bank in the United States. The company owns $2.5 trillion dollars worth of assets and generates over $100 billion in annual revenue. The company has over 250,000 employees in over 60 countries.
As a summer analyst, I worked for the Audit department as a technology audit analyst. In this role, I had several assignments and responsibilities. I reviewed business processes, inherent risks, and mitigating controls to assist senior auditors to determine the audit scope and test steps. Furthermore, I tested the effectiveness of the firm’s controls of business applications and processes, document the results of testing, and escalated any issues to management. I also performed quality assurance reviews of work paper documents to ensure that documents met the firm guidelines and standards. Lastly, as part of my team, I executed issue validation testing to assess the validity of action steps taken to address previous audit issues.
As part of the intern program, I was fortunate to participate in many other activities. I attended several social events, speaker series events, and community service events. Interns also had weekly meetings learning about the different lines of business. Lastly, I worked in a group of 8 summer analysts across the country to present a case study presentation to the Audit Department at the end of the summer.
Merck & Co. is an American pharmaceutical company and one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. Merck is a Fortune 100 company with over 60,000 employees worldwide and over $39 billion dollars in annual revenue.
As a summer intern, I worked for the IT department for Merck. Specifically, I worked for the Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures team under the IT Planning and Innovation organization. Our team worked to ensure business continuity during the IT integration process of an acquisition or divestiture. My main project was to develop the playbook site for the Divestitures and Acquisitions team to guide IT functional area leaders through the IT integration process of acquisition and divestiture deals. I designed and developed the landing portal and the pages within the site. Through the collaboration with consultants from Ernst & Young and 30 of the integration work stream leaders, I developed the content for over 40 of the site’s pages. Throughout my project, I engaged with senior leadership to provide overviews and updates of project progress, activities and challenges. Through my project, I learned about the IT architecture of a big Fortune 100 company, learned how to motivate people to help you complete a project, and use several IT tools.
Other projects and assignments included testing the functionality, user access, and security of Engage Zone collaboration sites, reviewing brand books for Merck’s key products such as Keytruda and Januvia, and presenting on my intern experience at our IT Planning and Innovation Town Hall.