Spring Intern at UBS

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
London Central London and City
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Banking - Commercial Banking - Investment Banking/Finance

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Role Description

An insight of the different divisions within the bank.

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

I would like to thank to all who had helped to make this opportunity come true. It has been the greatest week since the lockdown for sure.

As the Spring Week was going to be online I thought that it was not going to be interactive enough. However, I was completely wrong. I couldn't have enjoyed more.


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

All the members of the UBS Spring Program showed a lot of interest in us. Once they have ended their presentations or sessions they were willing to answer any question that came to our mind. They were extremely kind to us.

When there was an interesting point made by some participant, they told him/her. I ended up thinking that I was very valued during this week.


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

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by our side in order to help us in problem that we had. They helped us asking questions, providing links to attend the meetings, making the session much more interactive and making us feel very comfortable in the entire program. I appreciate a lot their work.


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

I think this has been a preparation for what is going to happen in my future career. After this week, I am confident to say that I want to work for an investment bank such as UBS. It has helped me to understand more how an investment bank works and what are the different division within the bank. In addition, it helped me to understand more about todays financial world, which will be of great help for my future.


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5. How well structured was the insight?

It was excellent since the very beggining. We always knew what was going next before the session started. We were provided a schelude a week before in order to know how the Spring Week program was going to work. I cannot imagine a better structure for a students online program


6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

were always there creating a great atmosphere and making everything be so fun. We, the students, created a group of whatsapp, and since the very beggining there was a great atmosphere between us. Without eveything would have different and I appreciate so much what they did for us.


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

I think they invested a lot of time. Applying for the Spring week program is not easy, there are a lot of candidates. They have seen a lot of hireviews in order to select the bests candidates. I cannot demand much more investment on me. I hope I can be part of the company in the future.


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?

A lot, especially because we had some session which were called: "A day in ..." refering to an especific department of the company. In those sessions we could see how life of the employees of the company was, thus, we were able to decide if we wanted that life in the future.


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

For me, it was extremely helpful. We always tried to ask to the current employees why they chose UBS as their place to work, and their answer was always because of the culture of the company. We have been able to see the european culture of the company which is really different than other banks.


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

I was doubting a lot about my future. I didn't know exactly what I wanted to be in the future, and i had a lot of questions to do. After this great week, I am confident to say that I want to work in an investment bank in the future.


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

Theoretically, I was reiumbursed expenses. However, as the Spring Week Program was finally done online, there weren't expenses. At first, i was going to be reimbursed the flight and living expenses for that week because I live in Spain. That is something that I appreciated a lot because it gave the opportunity to non-UK students to be part of the program.

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

Of course there were opportunities for networking and meeting other employees of the company. At the end of each session they reminded us to conteact the speakers through Linkedin or via email. I had some really interesting conversations with some employees which were very enriching for me. There were a lot of networking opportunities.


13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

Well, actually there were no networking events because the program was done online. However, as I said before, they reminded us constantly to contact each of the speakers that had participated on the last session. So, although there were no networking events, we ended up doing a lot of networking.


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

Of course I did. There were so much sessions so we could know a lot of things or opportunities that are given to employees outside of work. For example, they are able to take two days and get paid if they do volunteering taks through the optimus foundation that UBS has.


15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

Of course I would. Actually, I already did. It is a great experience for a student who thinks that can have a future in the Banking sector. Each session was really insightful and I would recommend this insight to each one of my classmates for sure. And I would repeat it again!