Learn more about what our employees have to say about their career journeys with Millennium through our Q&A sessions. In this “How I Got Here” feature, we check in with Alex Ozdamar, a London-based member of the Fixed Income and Commodities Business Management team, to hear about his internship experience, current role, and our company culture.
What opportunities for career development did you utilize throughout your time at Millennium?
During the internship, I attended a speaker series featuring various senior Millennium personnel who provided new perspectives and insights into the Firm’s business. Even better, one-on-one follow-up conversations with the speakers allowed me to learn from their decades of experience. This experience demonstrated that my Millennium colleagues care about helping junior team members succeed well beyond just the ten-week internship. I still maintain many of those relationships four years later.
How has Millennium supported your career growth?
Millennium’s internship program and overall supportive culture helped me consistently advance my responsibility each year. Millennium allowed me the opportunity to transfer to our London office to continue supporting our Global team of Portfolio Managers and the mobility to transfer to the Fixed Income and Commodities Business Management team.
Why did you choose Millennium as the company to launch your career?
Millennium’s global presence as one of the largest hedge funds in the industry has provided me the opportunity to start my career as an intern in New York City, move to Millennium’s London office and still maintain the culture of a small company through my encouraging team and colleagues.
What advice would you share for someone joining Millennium?
Working at Millennium provides the unique opportunity to surround yourself with colleagues with years of industry experience and who are all willing to take the time to answer your questions or teach you something new. Take the time to get to know your colleagues and listen to their experiences. You never know what you’re going to learn and how that knowledge may help you in the future.