June 23, 2014

Intern Profile: Yash Desai ’15

Meet Yash Desai ’15, an economics major and intern at Aginsky Consulting.

Yash Desai ’15

Major: Economics
Hometown: Pune, Maharashtra, India 

Can you tell us what you’re doing this summer? What are your basic duties as an intern?

I am working with Aginsky Consulting Group, a boutique investment advisory firm here in Portland. The firm mainly focuses on bringing foreign capital into the United States in the form of commercial real estate investments, and international mergers and acquisitions for mid-sized companies.

One of the most amazing things about this internship is that I get an all around view of all the activities that the firm is involved in. I have been exposed to activities ranging from contacting brokers, compiling dealbooks, and conducting due diligence on acquisition targets, to issues of property management. I am currently working with a team to contract someone to develop a backend interface for our website.

How has Lewis & Clark supported you in the process of finding, securing, and funding your internship?

I heard about the internship from my classmates at Lewis & Clark; their positive feedback regarding their experience at the internship was certainly important in my decision to apply. I received the Fowler and Levin Summer Internship Award that made it financially possible to accept the internship.

How do you see this internship leading to a career in your chosen field and aiding in your overall career development?

As I hope to pursue a career in finance, I expect this internship to be extremely useful in helping narrow down my interests. By the end of this internship, I will hopefully have a better understanding of where my interests lie.

The Stephanie Fowler and Irving Levin Summer Internship Award was established by Stephanie Fowler MA ’97 and Irving Levin, generous donors committed to ensuring that Lewis & Clark students are able to have meaningful and enriching summer internship experiences. 

Career Development Economics Department