Adventures at the FT Money Desk by Denise Law

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

At the Financial Times, every day is an adventure. Every day brings new challenges.

All of the preconceived notions I had formulated about the news industry were proven false the moment I stepped into the FT building. Over the course of my eight-week internship at the FT Money desk, I was given the opportunity to step beyond my comfort zone.

I covered press briefings, attended investment training sessions, interviewed fund managers, participated in weekly meetings and filed stories on personal finance.

To say the Financial Times offers a fantastic learning hub is probably an understatement. I credit my growth as a person and journalist to the organization’s culture of inclusiveness, but more specifically to the FT Money team (who are not only intelligent and hard-working, but a true source of inspiration). From day one they put their faith in me as a reporter and provided the mentorship I needed to become a better financial journalist.

As my final two weeks approach, I am genuinely saddened by the thought of returning home to Canada. I will surely miss the city, the people and even the rain, but most of all I will miss walking into work every day knowing that I will walk out with a sense of fulfillment.

This internship isn't just about working for a reputable brand, but about learning to uphold and defend what that brand stands for. I am truly grateful for this opportunity and encourage anyone who wishes to venture beyond their comfort zone to consider an internship with the FT.

Trust me, you won't be disappointed.


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