I found the 2020 Spring Insight Week incredibly useful in providing a preliminary insight into the financial services sector. I was able to learn about specific operations within the bank as well as the culture of Bank of America, allowing me to understand why they have become a leading financial services firm across the world.
The insight was a 2-day online webinar with a variety of talks about each line of business. Everyone was very inspirational and happy to answer any questions. Unfortunately, due to the time restraints, you couldn't attend every session as they overlapped, and not all the questions were answered. Hopefully the in-person continuation of the insight in September will answer some more questions about what it's like to work for the company.
I enjoyed the way Bank of America adapted the Spring Insight process facing this exceptional context. Having access to all the divisions gave me a better understanding of Bank of America. I was able to interact with Bank of America speakers on many occasions (case studies, Q&A sessions,). The speakers were able to share with us their vision of Bank of America, through the knowledge of their divisions, their background and their experiences in associations as volunteers. Setting up business cases, especially in M&A, was fluent and very inspiring. I also greatly appreciated the Analyst Panel where Kate Eggers superbly coordinated all the speakers, which enabled me to better compare the divisions. The Spring Insight confirmed my willingness to work and learn with the Investment Banking teams during the Summer Internship 2021.
Very enjoyable. There were 2 days of back to back sessions. I went to every session that I could and learnt a lot over the 2 days. All of them were great in terms of explaining what the bank division does and also providing interesting insights into the industry.
The spring week was very insightful. It was done online because of the current crisis, and the presentations were very informative. I attended the GCIB and Global Markets seminars, and they were very helpful in order to understand better those two departments.
The insight was put together online due to the quarantine situation, meaning that it was probably not as enjoyable as a normal week within the London offices. Nevertheless they did a good job of providing interesting content and exposing us to talks by various members of the department. Also got to attend other webinars in business areas I didn't apply for as they were only online video conferences.
The experience was very insightful and useful for my future career. In particular, we had great insight into the activities of the firm (e.g.: a compelling case study was presented for the Global Corporate and Investment Banking division) and its culture, by means of direct experiences of employees. It could have been even better with more interaction, since there was no video.
I was extremely excites to participate; I was very interested in learning more about the industry and Bank of America in particular. I had heard the culture at this bank was particularly good. I must say I was gladly surprised to confirm this to be true; at least this was my perception. However, I would have preferred to do the insight in person, even if this meant doing it in September or a later date.
The spring week was a fantastic opportunity to get an insight to the various roles at the bank. I thoroughly enjoyed the talks from the employees as they were very interesting. The case studies used in the talks were very current and explained well. Although it was a virtual event, due to the circumstances, there were plenty of opportunities to ask questions and network.
My internship at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch was really good. The internship was very well structured with a broad range of trainings, conferences and networking events. The work atmosphere was incredibly welcoming, everyone is so willing to sit down with you and answer any questions. supportive. I was given the chance to work on significant projects and tasks.
I really enjoyed my internship at Bank of America Merrill Lynch because it allowed me to discover many desks of the trading floor. Overall the employees were available to answer my questions. Even though the internship was very demanding I would do it again and recommend it to other students.