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.
My experience was an interesting one, with a lot of new things to learn and a lot of interesting people to meet. I enjoyed the culture of the bank and the many learning resources available to develop oneself. It was an exciting experience.
Extremely engaging and enriching experience. I learned so much in a very short period of time even though it was fully virtual. The team was very friendly and always willing to help which is something that made the internship a lot better. The internship included a technical aspect, a non-technical/business aspect and an environmental/social aspect which gave us a very good idea of what working Bank of America would be like. Overall a really good experience, especially for someone who has not done an internship before.
It was very clear that everyone at the bank had worked incredibly hard to put this experience together for us, and we were incredibly grateful that the internship still went ahead, albeit virtually. We were able to meet lots of people from all over the bank, and from all around the world whilst working here, and got a lot of valuable insights into how the company works, although it was a shame not to be able to see the offices.