Tag: Tennis

Part of a series about summer internships from Olin MBA ’20 students. Today we hear from Fifunmi Ogunmola, who worked at United States Tennis Association as a finance intern.

How I prepared for my interview/landed the internship

Over the summer, I was a finance intern at the United States Tennis Association. I had applied for corporate finance intern roles on LinkedIn, MBA Focus and other job boards and then, I received a call from a director at the USTA as part of a pre-interview screening. I eventually interviewed with a senior finance director, who became my manager.

I prepared for the interview with resources from the Weston Career Center. I had mock interviews with some of my peers. Also, I had access to resources to help me prepare for finance-specific interview questions.

How I used what I’ve learned at Olin during my internship

With multiple team projects and club activities in our first year, we learned collaboration. This proved useful during my internship. I had to work with my teammates, other interns and staff in other departments.

In addition, learning critical and strategic thinking in my classes helped me put my summer project in perspective; the model I was developing was not just to solve a department’s problem, but to provide a solution with nationwide impact.

How the internship prepared me for my final year at business school

Prior to the internship, I asked my manager in an email how to prepare for the internship. He asked me to come with an open mind. I saw the relevance of that advice multiple times during the internship. Beyond learning new technical and managerial skills, I learned so much about an unfamiliar industry.

As I begin my final year of business school, I intend to have an open mind; to explore more opportunities to connect and to embrace learning in all forms.

A day in the life

9:00 a.m.: Workday officially begins.

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.: Check emails; check-in with manager on revisions to the 2020 budget presentation; check-in with teammates; complete pending tasks.

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.: Intern check-in with the New York office.

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Work on tasks for the day; attend meetings (with teammates, other departments, work mentor etc.).

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Lunch and learn (professional development sessions over lunch).

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Complete tasks for the day; work on summer project or other projects.

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Intern project meeting.

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Work continues.

5:00 p.m.: Already?! Tomorrow is another day!

How the internship is shaping my long-term career goals

The projects I worked on during the internship further revealed my career interests in finance and data analytics. This has guided my selection of classes and my decision to take complementary courses on LinkedIn Learning.

In addition, some of the lunch and learn sessions I attended taught practical skills on corporate communication, networking with senior executives and building a personal brand, all important elements of career success.

I believe that as I continue to gain the academic knowledge required to achieve my career goals, and as I build upon these specific skills learned during my internship, I am on the path to an enriching career.

The unveiling of the Putterman Scoreboard at the Tao Tennis Center on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis will be held Friday, April 15, at 2 p.m.

Student-athletes from both the WashU men’s and women’s tennis teams will be in attendance, in addition to head coaches Roger Follmer and Kelly Stahlhuth.

The gift was made possible through the generosity of Caryn, Mark and Ross Putterman (BU15), and Carolyn, Leland, Adam (BU13) and Melissa (BU18) Putterman.

Adam Putterman

Adam Putterman

“I was truly lucky to have worked with Adam and Ross Putterman, both of whom advanced our University, Athletic Department and the WashU men’s tennis program during their overlap of six years on the Danforth campus,” said Follmer. “This new tennis scoreboard gift by Carolyn & Leland Putterman (parents of Adam) and Caryn & Mark Putterman (parents of Ross) will be something we will cherish for years to come.  I am so grateful to them for their job in raising fine young men in Adam and Ross, their friendship to me, and this awesome program-enhancing scoreboard.”

The custom wireless tennis scoreboard was manufactured by Nevco in Greenville, Ill. The board is 74′ long x 10′ high at it tallest point with electronic team names.


Jeremy Bush and senior Ross Putterman were named to the 2015 Division III Men’s Tennis All-America Team

“We are so appreciative for this amazing addition to our tennis program and tennis facilities,” said Stahlhuth. “The Putterman Scoreboard is a wonderful asset to our programs, and we are so grateful to Mr. and Mrs. Mark Putterman and Mr. and Mrs. Leland Putterman for their generosity, kindness, and support.”

Following the dedication, stay to cheer on the men’s and women’s tennis teams as they host the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. The men take on No. 16-ranked UW-Whitewater at 4 p.m. at the Tao Tennis Center, while the women take on No. 26 UW-Whitewater at 4 p.m. at Dwight Davis Tennis Center in Forest Park.

Adam Putterman, BSBA’13, captured the 2013 NCAA Division III Singles National Championship with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Mark Kahan of Amherst College May 25 at Stowe Stadium in Kalamazoo, Mich.

Read all about the great finish to Adam’s four years of varsity tennis on Bear Sports.

Adam Putterman, BSBA’13, was named the 2013 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Men’s Tennis Central Region Senior Player of the Year this month, just days before graduation.

Putterman joins Andy Hersh (John Hopkins), Richard Meyer (Williams) and Nicholas Ballou (California Lutheran) as a finalist.

Putterman will represent Washington U. in the NCAA Division III 32-man singles draw, while he and sophomore Ross Putterman were one of 16 doubles teams selected. This marks the second-straight season Adam Putterman will participate in both the NCAA singles and doubles championships.

Putterman has posted a 44-15 overall record as a senior, including a 25-6 mark while playing No. 1 singles. The 2013 University Athletic Association (UAA) Most Valuable Player, Putterman has a 155-67 overall record and is seventh on the all-time Washington University wins list (155). He is ranked No. 3 in NCAA Division III in singles after placing fifth at the 2012 ITA/USTA Division III National Championships in the fall, and made a run to the NCAA quarterfinals in singles a year ago.

The Bears’ No. 1 doubles team, the Puttermans are 17-7 this season and earned first-team all-UAA honors. The duo has won nine of its last 10 matches, and has a 12-5 record while playing No. 1 doubles.

Thanks to BearSports.wustl.edu for this story.