Global Markets summer intern
I loved it, the people and culture at UBS are great! I was unfortunately in the class of virtual interns so i could not get the full feeling of being in the office. The rotations were well suited for me and i was helped through my projects when i asked for help. The managers organised social events in a virtual workspace as well so we all got to meet eachother in a non serious environment.
My projects were to do with what people on the desks were actually working on. I can't go into detail about them but they will be using my work for future purposes. I also helped the other interns with things that i was better at. UBS do choose interns that fit with their culture so as much as it is slightly competitive because in the end your aim is to get the job but it is also a great environment where the interns help eachother.
As much as i required. You have to be proactive about needing help/extra time/more connections. I had a sponsor who was a senior member of UBS who mainly put me in contact with desks i was interested in, i also had a buddy who was more of a comfort pillar who i could speak freely too about how my time was and i had two line managers, one for each desk who helped me with everything.
My time at UBS has shown me that i am definitively interested in finance and would like to pursue a masters in finance in a few years time. During the internship the learning curve is definitely steep so i have learnt an immense amount of knowledge not only in the desks i rotated on but everyone i reached out too taught me a bit about their job and their everyday role in a crisis and normal day.
I wished i had more time on the virtual internship. I think that a week was enough for training and getting the basic knowledge of the different areas and roles of the bank but i would have liked to have had maybe one more rotation on another desk, and more time to reach out to people and learn about how they do their jobs and how they got into their career. The fact that we weren't allowed to work on weekends also helped.
In one work amazing. Everyone wanted to support and help each other as well as test each others knowledge but only to improve each other. It would of course have been better if we were in the office but i think it was a great opportunity and i wouldn't change it for any other opportunity. All the employees at UBS were extremely welcoming and kind to the interns but there was also a sense of needing to prepare questions to impress them.
Due to the time constraints of it we had one week of training. It would have been nice to have maybe a day refresher halfway through just in case you were on a not quite technical desk.
It helped me understand that traders don't just trade, they have projects they are working on at the same time. We did not get to experience the trading part because it was virtual.
Love the company culture. You could tell from the intern cohort what the culture was like so not just the empployees.
I definitely know i want to go into banking, potentially on the desk i did rotations on but there are still so many different avenues.
I personally think i was overpaid for my time but i am not complaining.
There were set speaker sessions for the interns and you could also reach out yourself.
The virtual socials were awkward at first and i would have loved to have smaller socials for just the global markets interns.
We had sessions on philanthropy that we could take part in as employees.
100% apply and if you get in make the most of it!