At 3M, we're all learning, discovering, exploring and innovating together. Our internship programs allow students to join other 3Mers on their career journey. Here’s a deeper look at the projects Finance interns get to work on from someone who has experienced it firsthand.
Name: Ting Chen
Title: Finance Intern
Education: Currently pursuing an MBA from Rice University
Location: Maplewood, MN
Past work experiences: Assistant Audit Manager at KPMG China and Manager-in-Charge, Liquidity Management Team, Xiamen International Bank
I was interested in 3M for four reasons: it’s a world-famous, multi-national company with various career possibilities; it has an LGBTQ-inclusive culture; it offers a great opportunity to enjoy the summer in the Twin Cities; and the company offers great work/life balance.
The goal of my project is to develop a forward-facing forecasting model based on historical data, both external and internal, to help the Investor Relations team adjust outward-facing estimates to better manage investor expectations and gain credibility with investors.
I really like this project because I was able to develop a high-level understanding of 3M’s business model and product portfolio, as well as leverage the knowledge and skillset I have acquired through my previous work experience and business school.
How to use advanced statistical tools such as R and Minitab to perform quantitative analysis.
One thing that stands out about 3M is the culture. Throughout my entire experience I have truly felt welcome here. Another aspect of 3M that distinguishes the company from my previous positions is the awesome Employee Resource Networks that the company fully supports. I immediately felt a sense of pride and community here.
One more factor that distinguishes 3M from other corporations is the opportunities for growth and development. I am confident that I will have the opportunity to grow and develop within 3M Finance and if the opportunity presents itself, the company will fully support me moving laterally into another position.
Having informational interviews with vice presidents who have been with 3M for decades. It’s been awesome to hear their insights on their own career paths and learn more about the company’s growth strategy.