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InvestmentsI learnt a bit of what it's like to manage, safeguard and grow the country's investments and interests and it was a great experience! Full review »Junhui , Mathematics, 2nd Year, University College LondonRatings
Enjoyment Support & Guidance Environment & Location How Rewarding Was It? Average 4.75How many weeks was it for?8 weeksDate of completion08/2014Monthly payRM 1000What did you do?
I was placed in the Iskandar team. My main task was to produce some company profiles using Powerpoint, and this involved some understanding of corporate finance. As this was my first experience with all of this, I was directed to websites and given time to learn. Nevertheless, my main KPI was still the slides and every day I would have feedback sessions to discuss my progress on the slides and its content with my supervisor.
After I completed the company profiles, I was asked to analyse and think about how a certain development would affect an Iskandar flagship.
Other tasks included scanning some docs (1 time) and coming up with some background research on personalities and other companies on demand.A bit about your intenrship interview
The questions were like why investments, what do I know about Khazanah ie simple stuff. The interviewer wanted to gauge my reasons for applying for the internship, but otherwise it was a good discussion: we touched on property prices, marathon running (we both ran) and him explaining what Khazanah did and how it differed from other non-sovereign funds.
A good interest in investments sufficed for me as I had no prior experience or knowledge. I think the main screening was done at the CV level, so if you have a good CV (good academic results, leadership experience etc) you will stand a better chance.What did you learn?
1. I learnt of the steep expectations that Khazanah places on its interns and thus its people. I was meant to do more than just the company profiles; unfortunately I was too slow and I was also part of a team organising an event which took up my time. I now realise the effort and sacrifices needed to work in a company like Khazanah.
2. I learnt a lot about the business world in an immersive experience, something that I couldn't possibly learn by myself and the internet. I had a purpose and guidance from Khazanah.
3. I learnt how to do proper slides, conduct research using Capital IQ and Bloomberg terminal and a bit of corporate finance. It was good to get the basics here for my future career.
4. I learnt how Khazanah operates and handles its interests, and its importance of its service to nation-building.Was your supervisor supportive?
I had daily sessions with my supervisor for feedback and general discussion, which really helped my progress and for which I am really grateful. The whole team and the nearby cubicle mates were all helpful and nice to me, and they took their time to explain things to me, even though its really busy at Khazanah!What could be improved? What could you have done better?
I should have been faster and more efficient, and did some corp fin before I came in. This would also have allowed me to spend more time to get to know more people.Advice for future interns?
Be prepared to work hard and dig deep, but otherwise its a really great place to intern and work. Everybody is nice, so get to know them as well.
Treasury and Liquidity"I learned a lot from the internship, mostly on the structure of the industry and how it works." Full review »Muhammad Sufee Bin Yusli , 3rd Year BA Business Administration (Finance), Universiti Teknologi MARARatings
Enjoyment Support & Guidance Environment & Location How Rewarding Was It? Average 4How many weeks was it for?20 weeksMonthly payRM 600What did you do?
I did weekly credit updates, treasury position reports and credit reports. I also did analysis upon my supervisor's request. One of them was the analysis on the effects of the GE13 outcome.What did you learn?
I learned a lot from the internship, mostly about the structure of the industry and how it works. My mentors made sure that I was well-exposed - especially to economic reviews -to ensure that I had a lot of information to get by with.Was your supervisor supportive?
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-Advice for future interns?
I would advise Finance students to join Khazanah for their internship programme to absorb the most from what is one of the best companies that hires a dynamic team.