• About You
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    About You

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy the virtual experience?
  • We were provided with an extensive insightful programme over a week. We received exposure to lots of player types in the company and heard about their personal and career journey. Not only did I get a great exposure to the Bloomberg Sales+Analytics and Global Data departments, but also to the culture and values of the company. We also received exposure to other divisions and management, which further showed the company environment. I am really happy overall with the programme provided to us.


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?
  • I thoroughly enjoyed the recruitment process, it was very personal with individual constructive feedback and appreciation of my personal circumstances (technical issues, health issues). This carried through to the week, where I had to step away from the computer every now and again, the team was very understanding of my circumstance and always had time to address concerns and questions. I felt able to speak freely and I felt heard throughout the entire week, both in speaker sessions and networking opportunities.


  • 3. How much guidance/support did you receive during the virtual experience?
  • We were given access to the internal Bloomberg network, we had opportunities to network with employees and interns outside of sessions, where we were able to ask them for advice and guidance. We also had daily Q+A sessions with team leads, sometimes multiple a day, which was blocked out time for us interns specifically to ask any further questions we had and learn more about the respective departments and Bloomberg as a company overall. Whenever I had issues, the team was quick to reach out and support me!


  • 4. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and information you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • My degree isn't exactly related to the responsibilities I would have as a Bloomberg employee, however with a department in mind, Global Data, I am able to address more coding opportunities in my degree and develop those further through external modules and initiative. I think the week has also left me with a lot of knowledge and sector-specific insight I can use during the rest of my degree and beyond. From financial expertise, to knowing about different structures in the company and roles within Bloomberg.


    The Company

  • 5. How well structured was the virtual experience?
  • As forementioned, the team had prepared a jam-packed weekly schedule, with lots of informative industry sessions, networking opportunities (with each other and summer interns), practical terminal exercises and Q+A sessions with team leads. This made for a very engaging virtual experience and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The team made sure we knew where we had to be and what we had to do, all our concerns were addressed promptly and everything felt very professional and well thought out.


  • 6. How was the general atmosphere during your virtual experience?
  • The recruitment coordinator and team leads were incredibly engaging and easy to talk to. This resulted in us interns feeling very comfortable and confident in the environment they created for us. The speakers also did this, and we were never shy in asking questions. The many networking events really made us all closer as an intern co-hort and we really felt connected and aligned with the company culture, all whilst receiving valuable knowledge about Bloomberg and career opportunities.


  • 7. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • The company has thoroughly impressed me in this space, they provided us with a valuable training course, BMC, for free, alongside terminal access for the week. It felt amazing to be invested in in this capacity as an insights intern. During the week there was also a lot of training exercises on the terminal, learning about different functions and their value. We also received a lot of exposure to company management, whose time is also very valuable. They were always open to questions from us.


  • 8. To what extent did the virtual experience help you to understand what it would be like to have a full time role with the company or firm?
  • We were exposed to a lot of employees, who were given a platform to speak about their experience, which they did in a very personable, open way. They also spoke about responsibilities, struggles and opportunities. This gave a very clear idea of what it would be like to step into their shoes. I am really impressed this was managed to be done virtually. We also received networking opportunities with summer interns, who revealed different levels of responsibilities one has even as early careers.


  • 9. How much did the virtual experience help you in understanding the company culture?
  • 5/5

  • 10. How valuable was the content in helping you to decide on your future career path?
  • We received real-time, relevant demonstrations and insight to various roles. This helped me cement my interest in the Global Data space and the more I learned about it, the more I was interested in pursuing a career path in that space. We were also given a project, where we got to explore the terminal functions to solve and discuss around a problem in an area of expertise. We also received a lot of presentations and Q+A sessions to ask further around topics.


    Everything Else

  • 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?
  • 5/5

  • 13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?
  • 5/5

  • 14. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?
  • This was an area I was really excited about learning about. Volunteering and extra-curricular opportunities and networks at a company are very important to me. We were given a special presentation on just this, I really enjoyed it. I was really excited to learn about how much employees can get involved with and how much the company genuinely supports volunteering efforts and employee-led networks. Was happy to learn there are dozens of opportunities to get involved with at any level of your career at Bloomberg.


  • 15. Would you recommend this virtual experience to a friend?
  • Definitely!


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Central London and City

14th August 2020

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