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Tom Caruso Jr.: Intern of the Month February 2020

Tom Caruso Jr.’s LinkedIn Profile

Photo of Tom Caruso Jr. who interned at Commvault

Major: Business Administration with a concentration in Finance

Anticipated Graduation Date: December 2020

Internship Title: Financial Planning & Analysis Intern

Employer Name: Commvault

Employer Location: Tinton Falls, NJ

Internship Dates: October 15 – December 15, 2019

Describe your role or a typical day.
I was an intern on the Financial Planning & Analysis team. My role involved working closely with Commvault’s income statement to develop a proper budget. A typical day would involve meeting with team members to review and plan an approach to various analytical reports and tasks, building forecast models using historical data. This is done to provide an accurate and detailed analysis of each department’s budget. After the reports were made, we presented them to the department heads and walked them through the data. I also assisted other members of the team with larger projects when needed.

How did you hear about or obtain this role?
Mr. William Hill from Career Development brought this opportunity to my attention. I submitted my resume and interviewed for the position.

What were your major responsibilities at the internship?
My major responsibilities involved handling and working with the team on the profit and loss reports for the following departments: Development, Product & Pricing, Solutions Group, Talent & Equipment, and Customer Support.

What interested you about it?
Commvault is a great company to gain real life exposure and experience in the finance industry. Commvault is a very hands on company, and I was able to begin helping to analyze reports from the day I first started. The mindset of Commvault is very community based and offers chances to volunteer in local soup kitchens and participate in fundraisers. The company was also very accommodating by working around my full-time class schedule.

What did you learn through your experience? How can you relate this to your future career goals?
Interning at Commvault provided me with hands-on experience in many aspects of the financial industry. My internship taught me a number of skills including time management on projects, expanding my knowledge of building reports to clearly and concisely show data, along with presenting those reports to my superiors and interacting with other professionals on a higher level. All of the skills I have gained will benefit me greatly in my future career goals.

What advice would you give to other students about the internship experience?
The internship experience is something everyone should look into. It helps to build upon the concepts you learn in class and teaches you how the react to real world issues. It’s also a great way to find out if a career choice is correct and to see if this is something you like to do. An internship reveals the real-life scenarios to you, and it helps you develop critical thinking needed to handle each situation under a mentoring atmosphere. I would recommend that every student try to obtain an internship during their college career to better prepare them for life after Monmouth.