We were able to talk to industry leaders from a variety of different backgrounds, such as investment banking and aviation. It was a great oppertunity for networking and FAQA. Furthermore, at the end of every day we worked in groups to create a presentation where we solved real world problems.
My day began with a group project meeting to get ahead on the tasks that needed to be done that day. Every day there were a few talks on a variety of topics and at least one session that made us get involved; one day it was a game of codebreakers, another it was Alumni roundtables... no two days were the same.
The day was filled with various workshops on different topics, ranging from technical presentations on machine learning or web development, to introductions to some of mthree's clients such as Morgan Stanley, Amadeus and Natwest Markets. We also all took part in a group project, which was done outside the normal working hours. The project involved creating a chatbot for mthree's website. On the last day of the program, we all gave a 20min presentation on this project.
The program lasted for 4 days, running from 10 AM to 5PM daily. As participants, we took part in many workshops and could listen to professionals from various backgrounds with inspirational stories. We were expected to work on a small group project after hours, however there were no specific requirements for the project, so the amount of effort was subjective to our amount of free time and energy level.
The day started at 10am. Each day we attended talks led by a variety of different people. After each talk, we were given the opportunity to ask questions. There were also activities we could get involved in as well. This helped us get to know our fellow participants better. We were also given a small project to complete that we then presented at the end of the week.
The insight program consisted of a variety of presentations whose aim was to better inform us on the Fintech industry and the many different roles someone can have within the technology industry in general. Additionally, there were group projects which would work on in our spare time and presented at the end of the Insight Week.
It was a 4 day course for students with 2 years until graduation. There were client speakers (mostly financial firms) which were a bit dull and I didn't really learn much from much of it as a computer science student. However it was good for networking and I would recommend it to non-computer science students for learning. However the opportunity for internships makes it desirable and an all round OK spring insight week.
The days involved talks from multiple guest speakers ranging over a variety of interesting and useful topics. There were plenty of opportunities to ask questions and learn. At the beginning of the week we were given a group project, which we worked on throughout and presented at the end of the week