The Early Insight Into Technology Program consisted of talks made by senior and junior employees, workshops, meetings with recruiters, building small applications using java and python, and solving questions on the Secure Code Warrior platform.
Every day started at 9:30AM and usually began with a speech from a senior executive, then we would have more technology specific sessions about topics like cyber-security. There would be breaks in-between where we would work on assigned programming tasks.
During the course of five days, you'll find out what it's like to work in our Technology business and hear first-hand about the responsibilities and work days of everyone from Analysts to Managing Directors. You'll discover just how deep our commitment is to our communities and employees, and how we're constantly innovating to meet their needs. You’ll take part in presentations on topics such as Cyber Security and User Experience, network with our business and meet analysts who were once in your position during hands-on, fun technology challenges. You’ll also take part in an interactive group challenge designed to replicate the work you will do as a J.P. Morgan technologist.
The J.P. Morgan Early Insight into Technology was an opportunity to virtually engage with the inspiring people, participate online in skills building and interactive sessions and learn about their businesses. A comprehensive plan for each day was provided, along with extra material to review before the event. There were coding challenges provided throughout the days, and their was a mixture of workshops, talks and practical exercise to provide for a great experience despite of the pandemic meaning that the week was held virtually.
There were daily talks from engineers and executives about the company's various lines of business, several technology related workshops (Cyber Security, UX design, Agile), and many opportunities to network with current employees, such as SEPs working in different departments, VPs, MDs etc., and hear their experiences and journeys. Alongside this, there were some coding challenges in Python and Java to be completed by the end of the week, with resources and help always available, a short DSA test and an engaging general knowledge quiz. Short videos of our review of each task were required as well. On top of this, there was an optional cyber security tournament taking place throughout the event.
Talks from people daily about their roles, how they got into technology, and what it is like working at JP Morgan. Had 3 coding projects to complete over the week and submit. Talks on next steps, writing CVs, and future opportunities. Heard from everyone from directors to new graduates across the company.
There was a variety of interesting talks about various topics throughout computer science, and more general career talks. Additionally, there was a set of three interesting challenges that we had free time to complete. One involved some string parsing (with potential extension into CSV parsing and web servers), one involved writing SQL statements, and one involved writing automated tests for Java.
Developed deeper understanding of structuring, trading, research, and sales of products in the financial markets. Networking and interaction with 10+ senior leaders, including <span class="censored">[This section of the comment has been removed by a member of the RateMyPlacement Team because it did not meet our site terms and conditions]</span> Collaborated with 6 other interns under time pressure analysing the US-China trade war and presenting to MDs. Traded crude oil in JPMorgan’s trading simulator reacting to constant news headlines and reassessing strategy.
Before the session - Fitch Capital Markets taught session Day 1 - Networking with analysts and associates to learn about the different sub-divisions of markets Day 2 - Trading simulation, presentation on a current market topic to an executive director and networking with senior members of staff from markets
The virtual experience targets first year university students interested in developing a career in technology. It is mostly presentations, but we were also able to ask a lot of questions, both to experienced professionals and graduates who joined recently. The presentations are about trendy topics such as cybersecurity, which are probably unfamiliar to a lot of us, but the presenters were able to deliver it in a way that is easy to understand. We also had coding tasks to work on during the lunch breaks.
Over the course of this immersive experience I gained an in-depth insight into the Technology teams, experienced an inclusive culture and got a chance to put my skills and learning into practice through a collaborative team activity. I took part in presentations on topics such as Cyber Security and User Experience, networked with the business and met analysts who were once in my position during hands-on, fun technology challenges.