The Early Insight into Technology 2021 provided me with a taste of what to expect pursuing a fintech career in JP Morgan. I took part in several coding challenges, such as programming a sanction screening algorithm and a data query program to find employees who meet specific criteria. I also got the chance to meet some of the J.P. Morgan employees and ask some questions.
I believe I have learned more about tech in the banking sector and what to expect if I work in one of these roles. Additionally, as I'm not a computer science student (I have learned how to program on my self) I got a feel of how to program with tight deadlines.
What really surprised me was the opportunities give to non-computer science students. This is very encouraging as J.P. Morgan looks to train software engineers with diverse backgrounds. There is a wide range of roles, from security to app development or data analysis. It is a great place to start a fintech career If you are still unsure of your career path as a technologist.
The company really emphasises team-work activity and encourages its worker to participate in activities outside work such as Hackazones which are organised by themself. J.P. Morgan gives you the chance to work on pro-bono work.
I found the insight extremely useful and would recommend any non-computer science degrees students to apply. It's a great opportunity for coding lovers to face the programing challenges for two days whilst learning new things and getting to know new people.
Prepare a CV that will leave the recruiter perplexed. Try and learn things about the company and its culture. Finally, if you are from a non-computer science background but love programming don't hesitate in applying, J.P. Morgan offers great tech positions to non-tech or computer science backgrounds.
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Information Technology, Banking - Investment