I really enjoyed my virtual experience at the bank. Initially, due to the virtual nature of the internship, I thought that I would feel disconnected from the bank and not get a real sense of the values, beliefs and culture of the firm. However, I was pleasantly surprised at just how connected us interns were to every area of the bank. We were really included in every way way possible and got to really connect with many people across the bank.
Despite the virtual nature, I really enjoyed the internship, as we managed to connect with more people than we might have otherwise. We completed various projects, both across divisions and regions as well as individually. We were provided with plenty of resources and learning opportunities, and it was extremely encouraged to look into anything you found interesting, as the bank has so many resources available. There were also a few online socials which meant we could still connect to the team less formally.
I wish I could rate my experience more than 10/10. It was an enriching experience for me. My expectation for the internship was by far exceeded. Although, I don't know how a physical internship would've gone, but given the virtual experience I had, I don't think there's more I could ask for. The Bank did a great job in organizing the virtual internship, it was super engaging. In terms of networking and engaging with the people, It was really great as people are always willing to have a chat with you, and connect you with other people too.
I loved the experience. Even though I would have loved to have experienced the physical environment, I did learn a lot during the virtual experience. I saw great improvement in myself from soft skills such as networking skills, presentation skills to technical skills.
I really enjoyed the experience, albeit virtual. The employees were extremely welcoming and the training sessions were engaging and productive. The company had put in so much effort into making the intern experience the best it could be whilst working from home! Honestly, I wish it could have been a longer experience as I was only just really understanding the work-- the original placement was ten weeks but it was 8 weeks instead due to COVID.
Great internship, you could tell that the HR department had put a great effort to make everything run smoothly with the current circumstances. Very approachable staff, that helped you whenever you needed and generally a superb internship.
I found the virtual internship with Bank of America was well structured, with plenty of activities and support. I never felt lost, clueless, or without something to do. I enjoyed the many different projects we had, as well as the networking opportunities. I also learned a lot about the company and the way it operates across the many different lines of business. I felt like the people of Bank of America put in a significant effort to ensure we would have a good virtual experience.
The programme was online, which made it more difficult to complete some of the tasks. I appreciated the effort to still run it despite COVID and I think the team has done a great job. The reaction was a great one and I was surprised by the robustness of the virtual programme even with such short notice. Some people were more difficult to reach and, as an intern, it was difficult to get some relevant permissions. Otherwise, it was a top-quality programme where I learned a lot by talking to smart and highly trained people.
I enjoyed getting to learn more about the company's risk framework in addition to geting insights into how each team within the Compliance & Operational Risk division I interned in worked. I also enjoyed getting more familiar with the lines of business the Bank is engaged in as well as taking advantage of the wealth of resources provided on their my learning platform. This allowed me to build up on my knowledge of compliance & operational risk.
The virtual summer internship was really good and I enjoyed it a lot. The HR team tried to give us an experience that was as close to the real internship experience as possible, making sure that we worked in various group projects, which was really nice as we got to work with other interns both from our line of business and from across the intern cohort. There was a lot of support available too, as we had daily meetings with managers and were also given mentors and buddies that we could also contact with questions.