During my internship I was given the opportunity to take part in a variety of projects to help me develop my knowledge and skills. Although I was given direction towards the desired outcome of a task, I was given the full responsibility to reach the goal. This really made me feel like I was able to make a real contribution to the team.
The most important thing I learnt was that before asking a question, always attempt to find the answer yourself or come with a recommendation. Through this, even if you don’t find the answer, you will have learnt something and your team will value you taking the initiative.
From the internship, I was offered a place on the graduate programme, and I am really happy to be going back to Blackrock. While my experience in the technology division meant I was more marketable to similar graduate schemes, having done the internship I knew that BlackRock was the place I wanted to start my career.