We had a chance to get very good hands on experience of the main tasks for the divisions we were looking into, as well as extremely useful networking opportunities. We met both entry-level and seniors at the firm. The team worked very hard two provide us with a truly immersive experience despite not being an in-person event this year.
We had many opportunities on a daily basis to network with members of the bank, varying from analysts to senior management, and ask any questions we may have had about their roles and experiences working at Credit Suisse. Many simulations and case studies were incorporated throughout the programme, allowing us a chance to experience the many divisions of the bank and get a better idea as to what sectors we enjoy and where our skill-sets would truly flourish.
Each day started with a short introduction session. We then engaged in a mixture of networking, panel discussions and simulations. Throughout the day we were given the chance to interact with other interns on the programme as well as employees across all levels of the company.
From the start we were given a clear, in-depth insight into CS. We had a number of different workshops and simulations to help develop our knowledge, and also an opportunity to talk to senior business members and ask the questions about their role. The campus recruitment team were very helpful and provided a clear explanation of what was expected of us. We were given plenty of work to keep us busy and there was not a dull moment
A typical day in the program consisted of a lot of networking opportunities with people from different branches of banking and with different roles within these branches. We also had many opportunities to work in groups on projects and on simulations to give us a taste of the different expectations in the different sectors of the bank. It was a amazing and very well lead experience !
The insights into the different divisions of the bank were nothing short of brilliant. It provided clarity into exactly what security research, capital markets & advisory, and sales & trading are and how they differ from one another. Mornings usually involved welcomes and presentations from senior bankers about their respective divisions and their individual career paths. Plenty of time was provided at the end of these sessions for Q&A. The afternoons usually involved very interactive simulations or further presentations with time for Q&A.
Talks with business representatives, some of which were informative and some of which were Q&A and general networking sessions; some trading and IPO simulations which were quite engaging and sessions with people from external companies who have talked about the financial industry in general.
The insight included many introductions of the Credit Suisse teams and staff within who provided multiple different insights. This was followed by numerous different activities which included simulations and case studies on various different divisions. We had multiple interactions with people from all levels of seniority which helped us gain a better insight into the progression of your career in investment banking
Networking sessions with a variety of employees at the Bank, followed by simulations to provide a real insight into the types activities and deals you may work on whilst in the industry and Credit Suisse. Overview of the types of roles and activities of each division.
Each day started with a preparation briefing with speakers who presented on their division and experience at Credit Suisse. We would then attend an amplify session, which included an educational talk on the mechanics of banking, a trading simulation, and a mock IPO. Then we would ask questions and there were networking sessions held in zoom breakout rooms which could either be pre-allocated or where we could enter and leave rooms as we wished to speak to specific people.
Many seminars and networking sessions with representatives of the divisions of Sales and Trading, Securities Research and Capital Markets & Advisory. Also included simulations of Investment Banking and IPO by Amplify Trading, as well as a short course on Mechanics of Banking with Alpha Development.