At Private Wealth Management & Consulting, we strive to give our interns a realistic, up-close look at the day-to-day responsibilities of a financial advisor, starting with the interview process and meeting for coffee before the first day.
Depending on an intern's strengths and goals, we will introduce them to various aspects of the job, starting small and then building up to larger tasks that utilize multiple systems for a single project.
“It's a way to give back,” President & Financial Advisor Edward Knowles said. “There are so many different roads to go down, and I wish I'd had a mentor when I was starting out. So, now I'm doing it in reverse. Since I wasn't able to provide this 'look under the hood' for myself, I'm giving it to someone else.”
Knowles believes committing time is vital to creating a valuable educational experience and getting an intern started down the right path toward a successful career. In addition to dedicating time to working closely with his interns, Knowles also enjoys getting to know them better in more casual settings.
While the ultimate goal is to have an intern take away valuable lessons they can put to work wherever their career path leads, Knowles said the interns aren't the only ones rewarded by the experience. “It's gratifying to know I was involved along the way.”
Joseph graduated in December 2018 with a Bachelor's Degree from the College of Business at Florida State University and was an intern from January 2018-December 2018.
Connor worked as an intern from March 2021 to April 2022. After graduation, Connor plans to pursue a career in accounting or to start his own business.
Will is a student at Florida State University pursuing a degree in finance with a minor in economics and plans to graduate in the Spring of 2024. He is also a volunteer football coach at Lincoln High School in Tallahassee. Will is...