Q&A with Saurav Zangeneh, Summer Intern in Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets

 

Saurav Zangeneh was a 2019 Summer Intern in Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets.

 

 

 

 


What was your role?

I was a Summer Intern in the Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets division and worked in the Agriculture, Transport and Telecom teams.


What are you/did you study at university?

Masters of Chemical Engineering.


What initially attracted you to Macquarie?

I was initially attracted to Macquarie due to the large variety of work that it does and the different divisions within the organisation - from investment banking to principal investing, asset management and quantitative funds, to name a few.


How was the application process overall? And what was your favourite part?

The overall process was quite similar to most places but when you go for an interview at Macquarie, it's much more personal (you're not just treated as a number).


How would you describe the culture at Macquarie?

It has a very flat structure. You're not just the intern who is told what to do - you're someone who can bring ideas to the table, follow your own approach and ask anyone on the floor for help when you get stuck. I think this is the best part about Macquarie and is quite rare to find.


What does an average day look like for you?

It varies a lot depending on what I’m working on. I’m currently working on a large project and I control the flow of what I want to do and when I want to do it. As long as everything gets done on time, I have a lot of flexibility with how I work.


What have been the highlights of your internship?

The intern project (it's a lot of work but you're all doing it together and its quite fun). We were tasked with evaluating a company as a potential investment opportunity – with complexities extending into regulation, structuring the breakdown/build-up of the company through divestments/mergers. I found it very interesting.


What top 3 tips would you give someone who wants to apply to Macquarie?

  1. Figure out which division you want to apply to (I'd recommend Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets)
  2. Once you start your internship, be open minded. From my experience, the task you get on day one isn't what you’ll be doing for your whole internship and you could be doing something very different the next week.
  3. Be yourself and be friendly. Let people know what you’re interested in and you’ll find a network of people with similar interests.

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