It's the best thing that has ever happened to me in the course of my professional development. Despite being virtual the firm was able to successfully bring all the experience one could ever imagine to my door step. I absolutely enjoy my virtual experience,it actually show case discipline,one's ability to work under little supervision,every one was willing to help so as to make the best out of the experience,yes it was virtual for me, and again it wasn't.
I thoroughly enjoyed my internship with Bank of America. The bank was clearly committed to upholding the integrity of the programme, despite the challenges of conducting it virtually. As a result, I learnt a substantial amount over the course of 6 weeks. The bank arranged speaker sessions, external training courses and ensured we spent adequate time with our respective desks. The culmination of this resulted in a programme that was challenging, engaging and highly insightful.
Exceeded expectations. The team were kind, welcoming and helped me learn by giving me responsibility and guiding me through a comprehensive project which was challenging and rewarding. The training aspect of the internship was also extremely helpful and enabled me to gain an understanding of the fundamentals. The group projects allowed me to connect with other interns which made it an even more enjoyable experience because I was able to ask questions to my peers.
Giving the current situation, I thought the online format worked rather smoothly. I was still able to network with people from across the business, learn a lot about the various products and desks and overall had a positive experience. I think the work was rather varied, even if it did consist of full days spent in front of a laptop screen. Almost everyone was willing to help and found time for us, regardless of how busy they were.
The only things that could have made the experience better were if the internship was in person (which wasn't in the bank's control) and if the experience could have been a little bit longer than 6 weeks. One of the key issues of not being in person was that technical issues often a long time to resolve, sometimes in key moments, which added to the stress of a first internship and trying to complete tasks within a deadline. Otherwise, the training was excellent and great learning for anyone trying to start a career in investment banking, and the case study project allowed interns to demonstrate a broad range of skills and apply this learning extensively. The project also provided a good opportunity to be independent but also learn from a designated team of an Analyst, Associate and VP, so interaction with the team wasn't lost due to the internship being virtual.
The insight week was definitely very interesting and widened my perspective as it provided more of a holistic view of how the divisions within Bank of America intertwine and work together. I felt that all the talks were engaging and most questions were answered to keep the experience more interactive.
I really enjoyed the spring insight programme. It was online given the circumstances but we were able to get a good view of Bank of America as a business, global reach and awards. We were then able to look into the different divisions of the firm, including investment banking and markets.
I thoroughly enjoyed the insight programme as it was very informative and all the sessions really provided me with a deeper insight into what each of the different divisions in the bank do. It was also a good chance to interact with my fellow spring interns and build my network.
I very much enjoyed the spring insight. Even though the insight was delivered virtually, I gained a great amount of information about Bank of America and an insight into the many different line of businesses available to work in. It was a great experience which helped me better understand the way Bank of America operates.
I enjoyed the sessions that were division specific as I could hone my interest and learn more about the area that I was interested in. I also found that being able to attend a multiple of different divisions as well was useful in gaining a holistic view of the firm and its operations.