Insight at UBS

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
LONDON South East
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Banking - Investment

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About You

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

I enjoyed meeting the UBS employees and also other students. there was a chance to network at the end of the three day programme. The days were quite long but it was worth it because I learnt a lot. I hope to keep in touch will other students and UBS employees


2. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?

I felt valued throughout. From the start, they told us that we had come a long way and have reached the final stage already and that 2500 students had applied roughly. Hence I felt valued and also even senior employees gave us time during talks and answering questions. UBS was great at making me feel valued.


3. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?

I feel like during the interactive activities more support could have been given. If so, i would have gained a lot more. Most students didn't know how to complete or have a full understanding of all the activities. Talks were informative and employees answered questions well and so this will guide me to make a career chouce.


4. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and information you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?

Skills weren't developed and its difficult to develop in just 3 days.

Information was key in ensuring that I make the correct decision about the summer internship I would like to pursue and also information about the interviews in September were useful. Also, I now know what divisions I am likely to research more.


The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

It was very well structured. So we would listen to a talk and then do an activity on the talk straight after in order to consolidate knowledge. The plans were kept to throughout the day. I believe it would be better to keep front office and back office separate .


6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

It was great. Most students were keen to learn and extract knowledge from talks and activities. Also, during various activites, the atmosphere gave me an idea of what working in the division would be like. I very much enjoyed this insight. Atmosphere was overall very engaging . . . .


7. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?

They invested 3 days in us which were full of activites, networking and learning opportunities. Personal training not so much considering the mock interviews were done in groups. This question probably applies more to a summer internship where UBS would definitely invest more time and resources in to their potential full time employees


8. To what extent did the insight help you to understand what it would be like to have a full time role with the company or firm?

3 days in which activites, networking and learning opportunities were present. You can only extract so much information about working full time when attending a 3 day spring programme. But having the chance to network with full time employees gave me an understanding of a full time role with UBS.


9. How much did the insight help you in understanding the company culture?

Culture was spoken about many times and so I understood a lot about it. Now, I am aware of what the people are like at UBS and the atmosphere in the work place. People were down to earth and happy to ask questions. Its difficult to differentiate cultures of different companies.


10. How valuable was the content in helping you to decide on your future career path?

This was very useful. I now know roughly what I need to delve deeper in to over the summer break and research the divisions which I have the best impressions of in terms of suiting me. UBS employees were very helpful and attentive whilst I was asking questions and gave me engaging responses in return.


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11. Were you paid or reimbursed adequately for this experience?

I didn't ask to be.

12. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees of the company or firm?

Throughout the programme I was able to meet many employees from UBS that were from different divisions which was fantastic in helping me to decide what career i would like to pursue/ research further in to pursuing. We had a networking sessions on the last day which was brilliant as we got the chance to meet seniors.


13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

We had a networking sessions on the last day which was brilliant as we got the chance to meet senior employees from various departments including investment banking, that had had amazing experiences in their careers and life. They were pleasant and open to answer questions. I was very impressed with their experiences.


14. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?


15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?