Due to UBS being one of the most interesting banking firms in my opinion, I was very curious and had kind of high expectations. These have been fully fulfilled. Of course, I cannot know about my opportunity cost but I could not really imagine any other case in which my time is better spent.
During my placement I felt really valued. My work was really appreciated, especially since I put in a lot of effort, For this reason, my work was actually used as a basis to consider further actions. In total I was an integrated and necessary part of the team which in my opinion is key if you want to learn a lot.
During the insight, I received a lot of assistance from other people in my workplace. Even people I did not know were immediately offering their help once I looked a bit lost. On the contrary, people even approached me once they realised what my strengths are. Also employees of higher rank were very open and communicative to me.
I think one of the best thing about this insight at UBS was all the transferable skills that I have gained as a result of all the networking event and activities. Skills like communication skills due to several presentation or my networking skills have improved significantly by talking to senior managers of UBS.
The insight was very well structured. At first, me and the other interns were introduced everybody and the facilities were showed to us. Afterwards, we enjoyed regular sessions with our contact persons and various events were organised for the interns. Also within my project, my supervisor communicated clear expectations and goals.
The atmosphere was throughout the event was professional but very fortunately very relaxed and open at the same time. The culture at UBS is very pleasant and everyone seemed friendly and enjoyed working there. In addition, the other interns were very motivated and ambitious individuals who made the whole experience much better.
The company has invested a lot in me which I think will be very beneficial in my future career path. We have been through several activities, we were shown presentations about the career possibilities and had the chance to network with employees. Through this I have gained valuable skills that will be helpful later in life.
I can now imagine way better what it would be like to work for UBS. We got a campus tour, talked to employees, had several activities designed to get to know the everyday life of the employees working there. Hence, it will provide you with a good understanding of the company. I can imagine to work for UBS later.
The Insight Programme at UBS was very beneficial and showed me what it would be like to work there. The atmosphere was professional yet laid-back and everyone seemed to love what they are doing. Especially the chats with employees and managers were helpful to get a feel of what employees actually think about working at UBS.