Spring Intern at Bank of America

Top Employer
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
London Central London and City
Review Date
Bank of America is a Top Employer


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Role Description

Spring Intern

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

Very enjoyable. There were 2 days of back to back sessions. I went to every session that I could and learnt a lot over the 2 days. All of them were great in terms of explaining what the bank division does and also providing interesting insights into the industry.


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

I felt valued even though it was a virtual setting. All the speakers were willing to take questions and very open about their experiences.


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

There was guidance and support in terms of helping as progress to the next stage and we have been contacted about future sessions as well!


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

The week was really helpful in terms of illuminating the world of financial services. It provided a lot of information. Due to its short nature, there were not any skill training sessions but we have been informed about potential future sessions.


The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

Very well structured. I was able to attend all the different divisions that I wanted insights into. After the end of each day, I felt like I had gained a lot of knowledge.


6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

It was a great atmosphere. The firm was welcoming and the other students were highly engaged.


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

There were no personal training sessions but we will expect them during the future as indicated by the company. The sessions themselves were helpful for development as they gave me knowledge and insights from the bank's employees and they mentioned various ways to develop oneself during this time which was very helpful.


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?

Very insightful and illuminated all the different roles at the bank. All the speakers talked about their job on a day-to-day basis and helped illustrate it very clearly by giving examples of cases they had been involved in. They talked about how this compares to other divisions as well so I was able to understand the life of an employee.


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

The bank's culture was made explicitly clear by the speakers and I was able to judge whether it is a culture that I would easily fit into. Furthermore, the culture was clear from the way the speakers talked and communicated with each other as well therefore it was great in terms of clearly illustrating the bank's culture to us


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

It was valuable as each speaker did a deep dive into their division and talked about various aspects of what they do day-to-day. The entire spring week was geared towards helping us understand which division is best suited to us and I came out of it knowing where I want to apply.


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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?

I was able to ask questions of the speakers and there were a very large and diverse array of speakers during the insight week. Nevertheless, due to covid 19, the spring week was held in a virtual setting and therefore there were not any opportunities for real life networking and meeting other employees.


13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

There werent opportunities to connect 1-1 with employees as it was a virtual setting but still I was able to connect with them and ask them my questions afterwards. The employees were very friendly therefore I did not hesitate to connect with them and I look forward to meeting them in real life.


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

Yes! All the employees talked about their life outside the bank. In each session, they talked about the activities they get involved in as a firm and they also talked about their life out of work. This gave a very balanced view of the work environment and their work-life balance.


15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

Definitely - it was a great experience. The HR team was very helpful and the speakers were interesting and willing to share their experiences. Furthermore, given the current situation, the level of information that was given to us over such a short period of time was exceptional therefore I would recommend it.