Bank of America 2020 Spring Insight Week Participant at Bank of America

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


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About You

Role Description


1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

I found the 2020 Spring Insight Week incredibly useful in providing a preliminary insight into the financial services sector. I was able to learn about specific operations within the bank as well as the culture of Bank of America, allowing me to understand why they have become a leading financial services firm across the world.


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

As this was a Virtual Spring Insight week it was difficult to network with fellow insight participants as well as the workers at the firm. Nevertheless, I was still able to ask questions to the speakers and engage through live video calls.


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

We received a lot of guidance in terms of explanation of technical concepts that were brought up. We also obtained support during many Q&A panels which helped us to understand people's backgrounds and how they came to work at Bank of America.


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

The financial concepts that I learnt will be incredibly useful for future career endeavours within the financial sector.


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5. How well structured was the insight?

We were prepared well in advance with timetables and schedules for the week. The insight was very well structured in a sense that each talk that we were given was about a different topic/sector at the bank and so we were able to go through each role at Bank of America systematically.


6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

Very good as everyone was able to actively participate and ask insightful questions to the speakers.


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


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 exposed me to every different division across the bank, where I was able to understand the day-to-day operations of workers. Thus, I learnt a lot about what different jobs entail within Bank of America.


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

I learnt so much about the different environmental and social initiatives that have been introduced within Bank of America, and why people love working there.


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

I took a real interest in learning about Investment Banking and Global Markets in particular, which furthered my drive to pursue a career in one of these divisions in the future.


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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?

This was difficult since the Spring Week was conducted online. However, everyone tried as much as possible to connect over LinkedIn and to actively engage within the panel discussions.


13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?


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?

I would definitely recommend this Insight Week to anyone looking to pursue a job within the financial sector.