Skills Worth Developing

Matt Kese - Accounts Payable/Treasury Intern

Hired: June 2016

Graduating from UW-Oshkosh in May 2017

What has been your greatest learning experience so far in your internship?

Since starting at SECURA just a few months ago, I have learned so much. If I had to choose just one, I would say my greatest learning experience has been learning to manage and prioritize tasks. For example, I typically have multiple ongoing projects to complete on any given day, in addition to completing my daily duties such as processing invoices and cash requisitions. It is important to be able to manage your time and prioritize; these abilities have definitely improved over the course of my internship so far.

Interns at SECURA are first and foremost students. If you could go back and talk to the Matt that was entering his first year of college at UW-Oshkosh, what advice would you give him?

If I could go back and talk to myself as a freshman in college, I would tell him to get out of his comfort zone. I would tell him to try new things such as joining clubs at school or volunteering. On a similar note, I would tell him to talk to as many new people as possible, whether it be students, employers, or professors. There is no such thing as networking too much, and the relationships you can create from doing so can be very rewarding.

So far, what college course has been the most beneficial to your Finance internship and why?

So far, the college course most beneficial to my Finance internship has been Quantitative Business Analysis. This course has helped me greatly in being able to efficiently complete the various different projects I have been assigned throughout the course of my internship. Quantitative Business Analysis is a Microsoft Excel class that develops a student's ability to write formulas and use other useful tools that Excel has to offer such as V-lookups and pivot tables. Without the knowledge I have gained from QBA, I probably would have had a much more difficult time completing projects in a timely manner.

Matt Kese - Accounts Payable/Treasury Intern



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