I had a great time with this internship because all the full timers went above and beyond to ensure that we always felt like we were being taken care of and a part of the company. A lot of the work could be done virtually, we got to shadow a lot of meetings that would have been held in Paris - for me this was a great bonus. Working from home is not easy but I felt very supported.
I appreciated how much effort was put into training me and making sure I understood the product, values and clients. I received regular feedback from my line managers and other people I worked with, which made me feel like I not only was making valuable contributions, but could learn more as I went along. I have allowed for a lot of leads to be input and follow up sessions to take place. Overall, I feel like the company has had a good return on the investment in me.
Lots of guidance to start with during training, we were in conference calls most of the time. Transitioning out of this was challenging because I felt like I didn't know what to do with myself - however, help was always there for me when I asked for it. I also appreciated that everyone I asked took time to see me and discuss their work, so I felt like I was a true part of the company.
The skills I have developed will not be particularly useful to my degree since it is two different universes. However, I will be using these for my whole life - to network with valuable connections, to go on and work in the industry I am interested in, and to make sure I always get the help I need. This was a very performative job and I came into it during my time within the company.
The training sessions were a bit long but really really informative. Transitioning out of this was challenging in the short term because going from classrooms to client calls is radically different - however I felt overall that the coordinators had planned this out very thoughtfully and carefully, which made me feel like I was a true employee by the end of my time in the company. I would say that everyone is very busy and they did express that they would have been able to spend more time with me in the office - which I think is a side effect of working from home.
Every one was so warm, friendly and welcoming! I feel like I have truly connected with the employees and learned a lot about the culture and values of the company. These made me feel very included and like I had found a good group of people to be with. However, what was missing was the ability to spend time with my peers and make the most of chatting during down time - not much to do about this virtually though.
The company went above and beyond to invest in my training, taking two full weeks and then two days a week for five weeks to train us. I also learnt a lot from shadowing other employees.
I really felt the company values and points of pride from speaking to employees. I agree with them that it is not easy to convey these via video call, but they have put in a lot of effort and I can fully imagine what it would be like to be in their workplace. Overall, I understand what the various departments do and what I would like to get out of a full time role in the company.
By catching up with people regularly and learning a lot about the values, this was very clear to me.
Very valuable - had to be proactive in getting these things myself, but I think this is a part of what makes people successful within the company. I think that I would take a job here if I was offered one, and would know what my first few steps in the company would be once I had joined. I was encouraged to share these ideas and to follow in these steps in the future, which was great.
Good pay, excellent WFH fund too.
Absolutely, I was encouraged to reach out and book session with people to ask more about their roles
Good, but online it is difficult because you already spend so much time on video call that it is not motivating to attend after a day at work for the socials. Lots of networking possible though
Yes - I was told about the volunteering and opportunities that people have.
I would say to go for Bloomberg but that being in the office would be probably much better!
21st August 2020