Listening to a collection of speakers virtually. Was structured to involve four or five hour-long sessions per day. Sessions included overviews of investment banking, capital markets, Nomura as a firm, soft skills, and graduate recruitment advice.
I learnt how to better develop and structure my personal and career goals through an informative soft skills session. I learnt how to present more clearly with language and gesture training. I developed my Excel skills through an hour-long specific class.
This was highly informative. The breadth of the content covered meant we experienced shallow dives into many different areas of the bank. We also were allowed to ask questions to graduate employees on a regular basis, developing understanding.
The company culture came across as industrious, which is unsurprising given the nature of their work, but also somewhat laid-back and not overly manicured and disingenuous like the culture of other banks.
I did enjoy the insight. It was nice to experience both Global Markets and Investment Banking, and it is interesting how many attendees changed their minds on which they would pursue. I would have enjoyed perhaps being linked to a desk to really experience what working at Nomura is like, however this would have bee difficult to do in just four days.
Achieve the highest grades possible. Be genuinely interested in learning more about the business, as in truth most cannot describe what their employees really do.
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Central London and City