Insight program at UBS
I really enjoyed this insight. I learnt a great deal about the industry, various business divisions and also what is like to work at UBS. I also met some great people, both on the insight as a student and also employees of UBS.
I felt pretty valued during the program, but it was only 3 days. We were well looked after, from receiving a great welcome pack to lunches and refreshments on all three days.
We received a lot of guidance and support during the program. After each introduction to a business area, a workshop followed where each group was assigned a mentor who helped guide us through case studies and answer any questions.
To a reasonable extent. Whilst I won't use much of what I learnt in my degree, I will use it to help inform my future career choices and where I choose to apply to for summer. I did gain some useful tips on networking and personal brand which will be useful in the future.
The insight was extremely well structured. We had talks from each business area and these were then followed by a workshop. There was plenty of opportunity to ask questions and there were also plenty of breaks. I found myself engaged throughout.
The atmosphere was great. I think this was in part due to there being no formal assessment at any point of the program which meant there wasn't too much competitiveness per se. Additionally, the great attitude of HR helped us feel comfortable throughout the course.
They invested a lot of time and money into running the program and a lot of effort was put in. Even though not all of the program participants will join UBS in the future, they spent time developing our skillsets for the future.
It went someway to helping understand what working there would be like. We had a brief tour of the cafe and gym etc but it is quite hard to get a feel of a company in only three days. There wasn't much information on social events or things that go on outside the office even though there was a lot of information on culture.
I think the insight helped a lot with understanding what company culture is like at UBS. Most of the first day was dedicated to explaining UBS' values and the culture of the firm.
It was valuable as I narrowed it down to two business areas but even then it was hard to decide between these two. With the three days available, UBS did very well.
I live in London already but those that didn't were put up in a hotel. Lunch and travel was also provided.
There was a fair amount of opportunities to meet other employees of the company. There was a networking drinks held on the final day.
No social events were organised but there was a networking drinks on the final day.
Not really. They briefly mentioned the fact that employees can take two days per year off to engage which volunteering and charity but not much detail was gone into.
Absolutely. It was a rewarding three days in which I learnt a lot and met some fantastic people. I would strongly recommend anyone interested in pursuing a career in finance to apply to this insight.