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>[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.
Everyday we had an 1-1,5 h session/s on a specific topic (welcome session, cyber security workshop, graduates panel &recruitment process, etc.) in the morning and in the afternoon and some time allocated for the tasks provided on Forage, which included working on projects related mostly to fintech, also explaining the need for technology in finance, while challenging our coding and problem-solving skills in either Java/Python and MySQL.
During my insight, I had the opportunity to follow each day to videoconferences technology-oriented and actively participate in some challenges. The program lasted to full days and it was a virtual program. In total, by the end of the second day, we had to give back 3 coding challenges.
On the 25th and 26th of February I had the chance if participate in J.P. Morgan Early Insight into Technology. I had the chance to gain a comprehensive overview of the industry and the career opportunities available at J.P. Morgan. Starting the event I had the pleasure to meet <span>[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>, who introduced the work the division does and answered all the questions about life at JPMorgan. Moreover, the first day, I attended engaging presentations on Cybersecurity, by <span>[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>. The I assisted at a presentation about Circuit Breakers given by <span>[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>. On the second day, I participated in a Technology for social good and an Agile workshop. Throughout the two days, I used the Forage platform to deliver coding tasks raging from data analysis to sanctions list screening.
The Early Insight into Technology 2021 provided me with a taste of what to expect pursuing a fintech career in JP Morgan. I took part in several coding challenges, such as programming a sanction screening algorithm and a data query program to find employees who meet specific criteria. I also got the chance to meet some of the J.P. Morgan employees and ask some questions.