It was well scheduled, in the sense that in spite of the virtual environment the organizers still managed to alternate between interactive sessions with analysts/the Spring cohort and less interactive panel/presentation sessions. I quite liked the overviews of each division that was given, including Global Markets, IB and Technology, and I feel the activities involved (preparing for quick presentations, learning excel skills) were very helpful to understanding more about the firm's operations.
I think the small cohort allowed me to shrug off any hesitance I initially had in terms of asking questions and speaking out, so I do think I improved my communication and networking skills. In terms of technical skills, it was helpful to learn some essential excel functions, though I do think that there is still much to learn about excel formulas.
I think it was fairly thorough, given the amount of panel sessions and coffee chats we had. Of course I still need to do personal research to truly understand the different tasks of different desks, but I definitely gained a better understanding of the firm and positions available.
Extremely friendly. The recruitment members had great energy, were always cheerful and extremely helpful throughout the program, and all the speakers and analysts were eager to answer all sorts of questions.
I enjoyed it a lot; it was great meeting and speaking to everyone.
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