Spring Insight at Bank of America

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

8.4/10

About You
9.0
The Organisation
8.2
Everything Else

8.2

About You

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

I thoroughly enjoyed the insight programme as it was very informative and all the sessions really provided me with a deeper insight into what each of the different divisions in the bank do. It was also a good chance to interact with my fellow spring interns and build my network.

9/10

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

Through the virtual spring intern I felt I was a valued member at the company despite no physically being there at their offices. They tried their utmost at making it a very interactive session and to make it feel like we were a part of the company during the programme and I definitely felt that way.

8/10

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

I received a tremendous amount of support and guidance throughout this insight as we were given a sense of direction about where we want our careers to go next. The support we received was enhanced by the fact that we were free to ask questions whenever we wanted to and they were always answered.

9/10

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

The skills that we developed and learnt during this insight programme will most definitely remain with me for life as they are transferrable to any career or activity that I am going to do. Skills such as communication, teamwork and analytical thinking are some examples of such skills that were developed.

10/10

The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

The insight was very well structured and there was a clear schedule sent to us beforehand about how the programme was run. The sessions ran for a suitable length and the whole day ran for the perfect time and neither too long nor too short thus culminating in a very good structure.

9/10

6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

The atmosphere was very good given the difficult circumstances of it being a virtual insight programme but nevertheless the campus team did their best to make sure the atmosphere was very inclusive and welcoming and I felt it allowed me to be comfortable whilst doing the programme and listening to the sessions.

7/10

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

7/10

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 helped to a very large extent in terms of allowing us to see what a full time role at the bank would be like. The analyst panel and series of talks by senior bankers gave us a 360 image of what the daily life is like working in the bank.

8/10

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

The most crucial thing that was made clear to me on this programme was how inclusive the company culture was and how all of the people who came to talk to us loved working at the bank and enjoyed going there to also meet and talk with their fellow colleagues.

9/10

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

The content was very valuable as it allowed us to see the different divisions which are offered in the bank, some of which were unknown to me before the programme and thus it was very useful in seeing what the different teams do on a daily basis and the different people they interact with.

9/10

Other Information

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?

7/10

13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

7/10

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

We did find out about a lot of networks there at the bank and a couple of charity projects that some of the employees have undertaken during their time working there. It showed that the bank is always willing to give back and spend time helping many different people and societies.

9/10

15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

I would recommend this insight to everybody who is thinking of entering the financial industry or even just furthering their career and improving their skillset. It provides you a great opportunity as well to build your network and also learn some valuable knowledge about how a large financial institution runs.

10/10