Spring Intern at Deutsche Bank

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
London Central London and City
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Less than £ 10,000
Banking - Investment Banking/Finance

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CIB Spring Intern 2019 at Deutsche Bank

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

I absolutely loved my time at DB! It was very informational and great exposure to the industry. As someone who had little knowledge of CIB and the finance indsutry, it majorly helped me decide to pursue a career in finance!


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

Very valued! Everyone was happy to talk to me and wanted me to be there, which I know is uncommon, especially amongst the big banks! All teams I shadowed welcomed my silly questions and HR was always there for support.

The only time I thought spring interns could've been given more attention was during lunch hour - we weren't given a designated area to eat, and there are no places around DB with enough space for all of us. We tried coming back into DB but were asked to leave everywhere we went - which I completely understand, but in the future, it would be great if the spring interns could just be designated a room to stay in.

Apart from that, it was great.


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

A lot of guidance - the whole week was about giving us as much exposure as possible!


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

I learnt a lot not just about the finance industry, but particularly what sets DB apart, in terms of its culture and the way the departments function. The week helped me decide to pursue a career in finance, and for that, I will be forever grateful to DB!

I also learnt so much about networking and was given the opportunity to ask anything that came across my mind.


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5. How well structured was the insight?

Very well structured! All in all it was a great week.


6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

Always fun, always something happening, never a dull moment, always learning.


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

A lot. We had training on the first two days and then shadowing opportunities in the next two days. It was obvious that DB put a lot of effort and thought into hosting us.


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?

The insight week helped me understand life at DB and what it would be like working as an analyst really well. The mixture of training with shadowing and presentation workshops, as well as assessments, was great exposure into life at the firm.

DB also focused heavily on teaching us the culture of the firm and networking events and panel discussions gave us a lot of insight into what life at the firm is like.


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

DB is very proud of its culture, and the organisers made it very easy for us to understand and resonate with it. I spoke to DB analysts and teams during networking events, listened to senior management panel discussions, all of whom talked a lot about DB culture.

We also had a lot of training and informational sessions teaching us about life at DB which was really useful.


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

Very - it made me decide to pursue a career in finance.


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

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

Yes! In networking events and also shadowing opportunities.


13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

Great! Everyone was so welcoming and willing to answer my silly questions. Social events among the interns were also great.


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

Yes, DB has a lot of initiatives outside of work that we talked about, and also initiatives on campus too.


15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?