Spring Intern at UBS

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

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spring intern

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

It was an incredible enjoyable experience, very interactive despite the fact that the spring week was conducted virtually due to the pandemic. All of the activities were incredibly insightful and easy to follow. I would recommend for anyone who wants to learn more about banking in general! It was great!


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

I felt incredibly valued, all of my questions were answered, throughout the session held during the internship. Besides this, the sessions held on a variety of topics were very engaging and clearly centred around helping us interns understand the business areas within UBS. Also, everyone who presented to us was very encouraging and reassured us that UBS was looking for talented individuals to work there.


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

This was something that was more difficult to provide given that the internship was conducted virtually and all the sessions were done through the use of Skype, however there was still a great deal of support provided, especially from the EMEA campus recruiting team organising the spring week, regarding answering any queries


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

The internship gave me a clearer idea of what direction I wanted to pursue in my career and helped me distinguish which business area was for me. Apart from this, the programme boosted my confidence and networking skills, as well as allowing me to hone in on my understanding of commercial awareness and why this is important.


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5. How well structured was the insight?

The insight week was structured very well! Participants were provided with a schedule of the events and sessions that would take place during the course of the programme, including names of the speakers and their respective business areas. Also, we were emailed the relevant information needed for each session in good time and sometimes also provided with the speaker’s slides to make each session easier to follow.


6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

The insight week has a lovely informal vibe, which made it easier to get to know others on the programme. The organisers did well to make us all laugh and there were a variety of interactive activities, such as fun general knowledge quizzes to break the ice and get everyone excited.


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

Hard to do this, as the spring internship was virtual.


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?

This programme has helped with this a great deal. We were able to gain insight into every major line of business in UBS and directly from employees in those roles. I would recommend this placement as a good way to gain insight into all areas of banking to find out which role is the best for you.


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

very helpful


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

The content was extremely helpful in helping me decide on a future career path. The content offered a lot more clarity of what different roles entail and the day of the life of employees in a variety of areas. I left with a much clearer idea of what role would be ideal for me and how roles in banking fit in with each other.


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

The spring week was moved online due to the ongoing crisis, hence there was no need for reimbursement given no participants had to travel or book accommodation for the duration of the programme. However, in usual circumstances, UBS does reimburse participants if necessary, which is also very helpful for those who need to travel.

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

Throughout the sessions, there were many opportunities to meet employees and network. All participants were encouraged to keep in touch on Linkedin. Whats was also helpful was that there were numerous question and answer opportunities at several points during the week. This was a good means of networking with the speakers.


13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

During the Q&As after each session, but done virtually.


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

Yes, especially volunteering and philanthropy projects or sports.


15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

Yes, it was the better out of the two spring internship programmes that I had at banks.