Li Lian Chin
- Course: Actuarial Mathematics BSc (Industrial)
- Job title: Finance Intern
- Company: The Walt Disney Company
Li Lian Chin studies Actuarial Mathematics BSc and is currently on her industrial placement year at The Walt Disney Company.
The main reason Li Lian chose to do a placement year was to prepare herself with more experience in the Finance sector before graduating. She said “I believe that undertaking a placement will provide me with a head start in this sector. It also helps with the networking where I get to know more people across the business and other interns.”
Industrial placement year
Li Lian works as a Finance intern in the Disney interactive department. She said “My role is to provide variance analysis across different LOB, support on issues and queries encountered by regional Casual Buyers and Support Finance Manager with ad- hoc projects, and analysis as required.”
We asked Li Lian what a typical day on her placement looks like. She said “First thing that I do when I get in to work is checking emails and answering to those that I am able to. Then we have a team catch up to discuss about tasks to prioritise. In the morning, I will be running different reports. After having a lunch break with interns from different floors, I will be analysing numbers and sending email to different stakeholders. In between work, I will take a break and talk to other people as well.”
Experience so far
I have learnt so much even though I've only joined the company for 3 months.
Li Lian still has time left on her placement but said about her experience so far, “I have learnt so much even though I've only joined the company for 3 months. I have been involved in the Forecasting process, Closing process and AOP process.
Every day is different and I have been building relationships with people across EMEA and US within the business. There are always new things to learn and new people to meet every day.”
Advice and tips
“Placement opportunity is competitive and it is better to apply early. You might feel frustrated after rejections from different companies, but it is well worth the hard work.”
Find out more about our Actuarial Mathematics BSc here.