Alexandra Pomatto on Exercising a thirst for learning


JThrough the Nasdaq Internship Program, we provide a variety of professional experiences for emerging talent through an immersive 10-12 week internship program. From Stockholm to the United States, whether in person or remotely, we get an inside look at the bright minds and personalities surrounding the next generation of investors, disruptors and leaders.

In honor of internship season, we spoke with Alexandra Pomatto, Enterprise Platform Solutions Marketing Support Intern, about the importance of being eager and enthusiastic in the workplace.

Please tell us about yourself and your job at Nasdaq.

I am an incoming senior at Chico State University pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Business Marketing and certificates in Sales, Analytics, and Communications. In my free time, you can find me going to concerts, cooking or watching comedy specials! I am also very passionate about travel and immersion in international cultures, which has been a major driver of my interest in the Nasdaq given its global reach. Over the summer, I will support the Nasdaq Governance Solutions Marketing team through retention, growth, and content-driven work.

What’s your favorite project you’ve worked on so far, or the one you’re looking forward to?

So far, I’ve led the creation of a process to consolidate our actionable data. In doing so, I learned which metrics are most relevant to different areas of marketing – growth, content, and retention – which was very insightful!

What has stood out the most about the Nasdaq now that you are part of the global team?

During our orientation process, one of our program coordinators, Seunghee, noted how much smaller the world seemed to her when she started working with an international team here at Nasdaq, which could not not be truer! The global collaboration present in all the teams here at Nasdaq undoubtedly breeds innovation.

What is your goal as a #NasdaqFam intern? How does the Nasdaq support your long-term goals?

Over the 10 weeks, my main goal is to learn! I’m so grateful for the amount of experience and perspective I’ve been able to gain during my time here, from products to people; I want to immerse myself as much as possible. Being part of the Nasdaq family supports my long-term goals with their encouragement to explore all types of diverse marketing roles over my summer to guide me in finding a niche!

What advice would you give to future interns?

Be eager to take on projects and tasks outside of your comfort zone! You’ll never learn more than when you step out of the familiar – there’s no better time for trial and error than now!

How is the Nasdaq preparing you to become the next generation of investors?

From checking our market knowledge to articles for interns to accessing financial workshops, the teaching skills at our disposal and the encouragement to discuss tax responsibility among our peers has really set us on the path to success. hit !

What’s a fun fact about yourself?

I was a summer camp counselor for three years after being a camper myself since elementary school.

Intern Budgeting 101: Do you have any tips for budgeting and managing finances outside of college?

Yes! It’s more of a challenge than ever in our world of ephemeral trends and fast fashion, but I try to be very diligent about only buying new clothes etc out of necessity and opting for second-hand options when I can. “The Paradox of Choice” by Barry Schwartz gives a neat perspective on the idea of ​​meticulous spending. As Covid restrictions eased, spending on catering and entertainment had a huge impact on my budget, so I’m strict about making coffee and cooking at home during the week to allow myself a bit more flexibility. the weekend.

What did you learn about yourself through this course?

So already! It has been really rewarding to gradually understand where my passions and interests lie and what is important to me in a workplace, such as strong employee networks and international reach.

How did you prepare for your internship?

I researched the products I would work with, Nasdaq Governance Solutions, and listened to podcasts from Nasdaq, World Reimaged, and TotalMarkets, to better understand both the industry and the business as a whole.

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