I really enjoyed the Spring Insight Programme this year. Despite the original programme in London being unable to go ahead, the virtual experience was still really useful. I particularly enjoyed the opportunity to ask current graduates at the firm questions about their particular role and experiences as this gave a valuable insight into the culture of the bank. I found that all the various presentations given over the 2 day period were relevant and interesting to listen to.
I thought that the virtual program was well structured. Especially appreciated the buddy and manager system where I could get candid answers about first hand experience working at DB. The two projects given to us were challenging in a manageable way. Working remotely felt a little weird at first, but the bank helped us to adjust with lots of virtual engagements such as peer-to-peer networking and senior mentor sessions. However, we were not assigned any existing desk and team tasks.
I enjoyed the virtual experience because I had the chance to meet multiple people in the industry by just scheduling a time/meeting with them in the calendar. Despite it being a new environment for everyone, there was a good set-up and we had good software to be able to communicate with each other smoothly. We did a range of individual and group projects as well as some fun games in the last week of the internship. We also met a lot of big panelists from the industry.
It was a great experience, especially during such a tough period. Although, it was a different experience to what an in-office internship would be like, we were able to take other benefits out of this format. There was more interaction with global offices and a lot of senior exposure throughout the programme.
I enjoyed my experience at Deutsche bank because it gave me an in-depth look into an area of finance that I am extremely interested in. The opportunity to network and liaise with senior and junior members of the FIC division was invaluable. If I was given more exposure and had access to more tools such as the Bloomberg terminal and was able to work for live teams then I would have given this internship a higher score.
The virtual internship, though very different to what I had expected, was extremely insightful. It was well structured, informative and allowed us to gain a deeper understanding of how the investment bank worked as a whole. We learnt about the true breadth and depth of FIC Sales and Trading division, through sessions with the multitude of desks available. This dived deeper into how they operate as well as introducing us to members of the bank we could network with throughout the internship. Overall, I truly enjoyed and appreciate the value gained from this experience.
The experience was fairly enjoyable, the most enjoyable aspects were getting to hear from industry professionals, getting to meet and work with new people, and getting to work on projects. Something which might have made it more enjoyable would be if there were more coding opportunities, but given the circumstances, and seeing that it had to be a virtual experience, which had to be accommodated for in a short period of time, this is completely understandable.
The internship was a very enjoyable experience in that there was a perfect balance of challenges and other activities such as networking and independent learning. The resources provided in the programme were incredible, with a range of external training workshops and online independent learning portals. I made many meaningful connections with both fellow interns who I have kept in touch with, as well as current employees who I am looking forward to reconnect with once I join the graduate programme.
It was a very enjoyable experience and DB made every effort to create a balance for the interns. They also ensured that we had time to network both with the other interns (both in the UK and international), as well as networking with current DB employees. Everyone I interacted with was kind and friendly, and this really helped me to enjoy my summer internship. As a great way to end the internship, they got all the interns to do a virtual escape room, which was a very nice treat
A very friendly work environment. Everyone involved made sure the internship was high in quality and insightful, despite the challenges with COVID. There were many conferences held by many throughout the company and each was varied in role and interesting. I learned a lot from this internship from not only a technical background but also a financial one, with in depth training, lead by industry specialist. I would recommend this course to anyone that asked.
I was pretty satisfied with the internship. Despite the effects of Covid 19, Deutsche bank was able to provide an impactful internship. As a tech division intern it was new for me to get some finance knowledge that was delivered in the first week. The projects were engaging and I liked to work in groups. The trainings provided were versatile and packed with information, which definitely was useful for the tasks throughout the internship as well as in daily life.
Very informative, excellent handling of the unprecedented limitations of having to do online only. Group activities provided were fun. Would have wished to have been able to have the full experience, in person, however since this was not possible online only was fine, and I believe delivered the valuable information about working at DB that the program aims to pass on to its participants. Talks were varied and interesting, did not feel bored at all.