The insight provided a very good overview of Rothschild&Co's divisions. Presentations were given on each (M&A, Debt Advisory, Equity Advisory, Wealth and Asset Management). We were also able to shadow analysts in different divisions to see what they did on a daily basis and ask them any questions we had.
It was clear that a lot of very busy people had taken time out of their day to speak to us. Presentations about divisions within Rothschild&Co were given by senior people who had been with the firm for years. We were able to shadow several analysts. HR also organised practice interviews for us with analysts. When we presented projects we were working on through the program, it was in front of a panel of senior bankers.
There were lively Q&A sessions after each presentation. During work shadowing analysts lead us through some excel work and had informal Q&A chats with us. There were also skills sessions throughout the program. HR organised a really good interview prep program with analysts. After our final project presentations, senior bankers gave us feedback.
The program provided really good interview skills and practice. There were also speaking and presentation skills sessions. We had to do a project and present in front of senior bankers which also developed skills.
Very well organised! It was a full schedule but well balanced between presentations, interactive activities, work shadowing, and project work. We were never sitting listening to presentations for too long and the program was kept interesting.
As the program went on, the environment became more relaxed and was overall very enjoyable. Both HR and any bankers we spoke with were extremely nice and encouraged us to take the next steps and apply for a summer internship. Rothschild&Co has a supportive culture and the general atmosphere was never intense or competitive.
There were speaking and presentation skills sessions. Ample feedback was given to us through the program. HR equipped us with a extensive book of questions to help prepare for interviews and offered practice interviews with analysts. It was clear they invested a lot into us and really wanted us to advance on.
We had work shadowing sessions with analysts. Not only did they show us what they did, what deals they were working on, ect, they also had faily long conversations with us in small groups about what the role was really like.
Company culture was stressed in each presentation. We got to see the floors where everyone worked and the vibe was very collaborative. We were also given a history of the Rothschild&Co family and taken on a tour of their archives.
Detailed presentations on the different divisions with Q&A sessions afterwards. We also shadowed analysts in different divisions and were able to ask them what their role was like and how they chose it.
Any travel expenses were reimbursed. Free breakfast on the first day and coffee and tea the following days. Free lunch everyday. The company ordered pizza for us when we had to stay late to work on our assigned projects. There were also farewell drinks with appetisers on the last day.
We got to shadow different analysts and had lots of access to them (2 spring interns per analyst). We also had practice interviews with analysts. Senior bankers who gave presentations on their divisions always stayed and answered tons of questions.
Farewell drinks on the last day. Long lunches each day to get to know the other interns. We were divided into groups to work on projects and got to know each other very well through this.
We had a whole presentation on community investment and the different programs Rothschild&Co offers its employees. They told us about volunteering, pro bono advisory, and tutoring opportunities that are encouraged by the firm. We also saw many employees tutoring local kids in communal spaces in the office.
Very nice people and invaluable info and prep for taking the next steps (whether it be a summer internship or grad role). Presentations were very good and engaging. Work shadowing was excellent for informal Q&A and looking at what an analyst does.