MBA Intern - Summer Associate, Finance and Strategy (Activision Blizzard Esports Leagues)
Overwatch League Irvine

Internship Term: 2019

MBA Summer Associate, Finance and Strategy, ABEL (Activision Blizzard Esports Leagues)

Greetings, students! We’re geared up here to offer another round of epic internship experiences in 2019. The internship program offers the opportunity to pause your studies for one summer and work side-by-side with Blizzard Entertainment employees in your area of interest, doing real work that oftentimes ends up in production. As such, we hold you to the same high standards as anybody else in the company.

Just like our gameplay experiences, Blizzard internships are a fully immersive experience. We want interns who are enthusiastic about what they want to do for a living and excited to come in every day to learn and contribute in this hyper-creative atmosphere. Being fully engaged with our team also means communicating effectively and maintaining an open mind - one that is receptive to feedback and able to adapt and grow. Your hobbies and interests can also play in your favor. Passion for technology, gaming, game development, and an in-depth knowledge of Blizzard games, products, and services will always be a plus with us, regardless of the position you’re applying for. Be passionate about who you are, be into our industry, and be willing to go all-in and embrace this opportunity to the fullest!

QUEST OBJECTIVES

The Summer Analyst, ABEL Finance and Strategy is a great opportunity in one of the fastest growing divisions of the industry and company.  Reporting to the Senior Director of Strategy, the position will support all analysis and research in the Esports industry and as it relates to Blizzard’s growing Esports businesses.  The successful candidate’s responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Business/Market Insights
  • Analyze and develop points of view on trends and market forecasts in gaming and Esports sectors, critically thinking about the implications for Activision Blizzard
  • Conduct extensive research on industries, potential partners, and competitors
  • Manage company databases with relevant market research and industry estimates

Strategy / Finance Support:

  • Support VP and Senior Director on select Strategy and Finance Special projects
  • Prepare financial models and PowerPoint presentations that support recommendations
  • Track new business development activities, including Overwatch League and Call of Duty Esports potential new franchise sales processes

Eligibility Requirements

  • Currently enrolled in a college or university
  • Returning for at least one more semester or quarter following the Summer 2019 internship
  • Able to work fulltime hours for 11 – 12 weeks at the Blizzard office indicated in this job posting between May 2019 – August 2019 or June 2019 – September 2019 (group dates depend on when you get out of school)
  • Authorized to work in the US

LEVEL REQUIREMENTS

  • Pursuing an MBA or other Master's-level business degree
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, including building and maintaining financial models and synthesizing large amounts of data
  • Quantitative and financial acumen, including experience with corporate finance and valuation
  • Problem solving skills such as prioritization, critical thinking and hypothesis development
  • Passion of gaming, Esports, or media and entertainment industries and ability to get up to speed on the industry quickly

RECOMMENDED TALENTS

  • Prior knowledge of gaming or Esports preferred
  • Majors in Business of Finance preferred

QUEST ITEMS

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

WARNING! Applications that do not include all of the required materials will not be considered. We’re serious about this – due to the volume of applications we receive, we only have time to consider complete submittals.

Blizzard Entertainment is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Blizzard Entertainment is a global company committed to growing our employees along with the business. We offer generous benefits and perks with an eye on providing true work / life balance. We’ve worked hard to foster an intensely collaborative and creative environment, a diverse and inclusive employee culture, and training and opportunity for professional growth. Our people are everything. Our core values are real, and our mission has never changed. We are dedicated to creating the most epic entertainment experiences…ever. Join us!

Submit your application no later than December 10, 2018.

Blizzard Entertainment is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Accommodation Request: We are committed to working with and providing reasonable assistance to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you are a disabled individual requiring an accommodation to apply for an open position, please email your request to talentacquisition@blizzard.com. General employment questions cannot be accepted or processed here. Thank you for your interest.

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