Interaction with colleagues, my CORE buddy was awesome, I was given real work to do and gained tangible budget/forecast modeling and excel skills from it
Not all the interns had finance-oriented work like I did, so I wish that they had that experience. The actual team case was a thorn in my side, though a wonderful team experience.
Advice to Potential Interns
If you want corporate finance experience and are interested in the telecommunications/media industry at all, Comcast is a wonderful place to intern at. Just make sure you request specifically to get corporate finance experience, because potentially you may be placed in a more accounting/audit function or otherwise that you may not enjoy.
Sample Interview Questions
Tell me about a time when you went above and beyond.
Advice to Management
Maybe this is due to the culture at my university - but I actually did not like that the program limits you to 40 hours. The culture of my office conflicted with the program boundaries. Not intensely, but I would have liked to immerse myself in the group that way - stay late when they do, come in when they do, etc.
Our program class also did not seem that diverse to me either on a number of different factors, but neither was my department exactly. Not a problem for me, just different coming from highly diverse university.
Other than a few nit picky things, the program was great. I do wish we had more actual Finance Interns training periodically like Excel or Essbase, etc. Much more useful than a resume or elevator pitch workshop for us. Maybe allow interns who interview the opportunity to know what role they are getting into.