Recent MIS grad accepts position with Santander Consumer USA

During the summer of 2021, Ashok Adhikari, a recent graduate of the Management Information Systems program in the College of Business’ School of Accounting and Information Systems, completed an internship with Santander Consumer USA in Dallas, Texas. Santander Consumer USA is a subsidiary of Banco Santander and is a public, full-service, consumer finance company focused on vehicle finance and third-party servicing. ashok-college-of-business

The 10-week internship allowed Adhikari to work in data analysis and control testing for the company. As part of his role as Internal Control Analyst intern, Adhikari worked with teams from Dallas, Miami and Boston branches. He was able to interact with other interns and employees of Santander Consumer USA during networking development programs that the company held for its more than 100 interns. As a major part of his internship, Adhikari participated in a group project with 4-5 other interns during the internship in which he and his peers presented their results to managers and to the company’s CFO.

“Overall, it was a great opportunity to learn about corporate work culture, establish workplace relationships, develop communication skills, develop the confidence to raise questions, and most importantly develop the ability to handle stress while providing the best result,” he said.

The internship concluded in August of 2021 and shortly after Adhikari was offered a full-time position as Internal Control Analyst. Adhikari will begin his new role in January of 2022. He says, “I am excited to see what the future will unfold for my career. But I do believe hard work pays off and I should never stop aiming high.”

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