Natsumi, Summer 2016 Finance Intern (D.C. Office)

On the first day, Bonnie told us that this internship would fly by; she couldn’t have been more right as the first three weeks have gone by faster than I could have imagined. I was so nervous coming in because this summer internship was my first ever and SiriusXM, as you all know, is such a famous company. I had no idea what to expect and had so many questions. I am the finance (accounting) intern at the D.C. location and my first thought when I was given the internship (besides my immediate excitement of course) was wondering what it would be like working in the ‘non-music’ side of the industry.

From the moment that I got a tour of the whole building, I knew that this would be an enjoyable summer. As a finance intern, I love that we are able to work in the same building, just one floor up, from the music studios. I am able to hear about the work of music programmers and what it’s like working in a studio from a few fellow interns that I am able to meet up with for lunch! The non-music side has a chance to mesh with the music side, which is great. I haven’t seen any famous people yet, but hopefully I will soon!

In the office, I mainly work on validating the daily outgoing payments from the company’s bank accounts.  Many of the tasks I perform have to be completed in a timely manner daily. Therefore, it is crucial that I understand the reasoning behind the tasks I perform. I get feedback EVERYDAY from my very helpful mentors and it is truly great to be able to feel my knowledge deepening and see my progress everyday. Aside from feeling like a team member through my work, I even have my own cubicle! It has a nice chair, a computer, and office supplies, which makes me feel super official.

After 3 weeks, I can say that I have learned A LOT! My Excel skills have already grown exponentially, and I think that I can finally confidently state that Excel is one of my skills on a resume! I can’t wait to continue on with the rest of this amazing experience!

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