Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Student Internships Available - Atlanta, GA

Business Internship Program at Walden Businesses
Walden Businesses is an Atlanta based firm with offices in Atlanta, Costa Rica, Jacksonville and Raleigh. Walden assists corporations and individuals in the sales, acquisitions and mergers of light manufacturing, distribution, and Business-to-Business service and technology companies with valuations up to $100 million. Based in the Southeast, our approach is one of flexibility, offering a full array of advisory services to a local, national and international marketplace. Our clients range from small businesses and serial entrepreneurs to major corporations and private equity firms.
The principals of Walden hold varied industry-relevant designations and are committed to assisting clients in achieving their business objectives while maintaining a confidential, ethical relationship. Walden’s environment is supportive with opportunities for exposure, overview into the field of Mergers and Acquisitions and development. Together for 25 years, the President and VP are national leaders in the M&A community. Chet Walden is currently completing his term as 2012 Chairman of the national association, The M&A Source.

Candidates will not be required for any set amount of hours but would be in their best interest to attend 2 to 3 days a week, half days are always possible so they may be exposed to as much information as possible. Office hours are from 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday.
There are many diverse aspects of the firm in which you will be entrusted. You will report to the Operations Manager and will be required to execute a Confidentiality Agreement due to the sensitive nature of the work.
Marketing Support: Includes assisting the Operation Manager with marketing Walden and its clients as a liaison to the media and buyer communities. Responsibilities may include areas of advertising, branding, direct marketing, graphic design, packaging, promotion, publicity, public relations, creation of pitch books, buyer’s list and online marketing.
Business Administration: Involves participating in business round-table meetings in-house and sitting in on conference calls. Activities may include client file management, preparing business profiles, studying trade statistics and evaluating the trends in internal business deals. Prior knowledge of business affairs, local, national and international, would be an asset, but is not required.
Financial Assessment/ Research: Involves activities that include working with and analyzing companies for market comparison and valuation. The candidate for this position should possess a bold personality and be able to generate reports while also checking and possibly assisting in the compilation and handling of financial documents, SWOT analysis and financial projections.

For Consideration, Contact: Elizabeth Ferguson, Operations and Marketing Manager.
ef@waldenbus.com  678.277.9346