Really insightful, truly an opportunity to grow. Fun sessions and insightful presentations, as well as opportunities for interactive sessions, networking. It gives you a comprehensive view of the world of Bloomberg, its values, key functions, as well as how it interacts and allows for innovation in the financial markets. A lot of networking opportunities. I feel like I learned more in the insight than I would have ever possibly learned in a 14-week university course.
Even as an insight intern, I felt truly invested in. This is not simply an evaluation process, but they actually make sure to equip you with skills you can use at any time in your career, especially in Finance. The sessions are informative, show you a lot of different perspectives into the world of finance, as well as functions within Bloomberg. The team leaders truly invest in you and want to see you grow as an insighter, through presentations and networking.
Just enough. There were 40-45 of us, so its not exactly like our Team Leaders and mentors were holding our hand throughout the development of projects, but whenever you asked for help, there would always be someone to assist you right away, to offer you insights, and even if they didn't know, they would direct you to the right person. A lot of guidance is offered, through hands-on sessions, to develop your professional capabilities and skills.
I truly feel like this experience allowed me to understand what I am genuinely interested in. I am majoring in something completely unrelated to the world of finance, but this insight program allowed me to explore a new field and understand financial concepts, hands-on, from the most basic of concepts, to developing my own complex, terminal-based project. It definitely allowed me to reconsider my educational journey and motivated me to add more financial courses to my education.
Extremely. At the beginning of the week, we received a plan for all activities within the week, down to the hour and the speakers joining us. Seperate project time was designated, as well as mentoring and networking sessions, time to meet with interns, and present. This structure allowed for a lot to be done during the week and enabled us to attend many sessions, while also placing us responsible and giving us freedom to manage our project time.
Helpful, collaborative, heart-warming. The complete opposite of the toxic environment of finance firms etc. Better than I could have ever expected, insighters and mentors are there to help you grow and to help you succeed. There is healthy competition, and that keeps us all on our toes and motivates us to stay focused during the week. Really engaged crowd, largely multinational, many languages and cultures represented, as well as academic paths. Diverse, engaged, and inspiring!
Following what seems to be the general trend of respect and investing in employees at Bloomberg, the Insight week and the leaders who made it happen put investing in us first. Unlike most student employment internships and programs, this was not a purely evaluative procedure at all. Everyone puts investing in you first. You are offered a month-long access to the terminal, access to Bloomberg Market Concepts (costs about 150$ and is a certification program), as well as invaluable experience.
I know I want to be at Bloomberg, just not exactly what my career path in it will look like. Even so, I am very excited about their projects and their departments, it just may be hard to understand how you can truly apply yourself when our only experience is virtual and not very hands-on. However, it definitely encouraged me to pursue Finance and apply myself as a student of the Markets and a student of Tech.
We received a box of merch, as well as certain gifts during the week, but this is not a paid placement. Of course, it was moved to digital format, but in its normal format I think it would have included travel and accommodation expenses. I think it is logical that this is not a paid program, and we do receive a lot of educational value through our participation, as well as fun merch to make us feel like part of the family!
There were multiple Q&A sessions with Team Leaders and other employees, as well as fun social mixers with current Interns at Bloomberg. Employees pass by your project work hours and help you out with tasks and questions, so you develop a close relationship with them. You are encouraged to reach out to anyone you want to hear from on Instant Bloomberg or LinkedIn. We also had a fun session on team-building with games in teams of insighters.
Yes! There were extensive sessions on Bloomberg's Philanthropy initiatives, as well as the Diversity and Inclusion initiatives, including Women at Bloomberg, Abilities, and Pride initiatives. The opportunities to be a leader outside of work through these initiatives are always highlighted, and volunteering as part of Bloomberg seems to be a common theme. We also got to hear a lot about the famous pantry at Bloomberg, as well as things interns do for fun and are organized as part of their internship program.
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
14th August 2020