Saurav Zangeneh was a 2019 Summer Intern in Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets.
I was a Summer Intern in the Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets division and worked in the Agriculture, Transport and Telecom teams.
Masters of Chemical Engineering.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.