The virtual experience was sessions on different aspects of the divisions at UBS, this was done by employees speaking about the role, Q&A and technical-based sessions. It is an interactive experience, though virtual, allowing a range of students from different backgrounds to understand UBS and its functions.
I have developed my listening and confidence in communication skills, especially with the Q&A sessions. My confidence to speak has improved greatly which will help me in future in-person settings. Both are soft skills important in a client-facing industry.
It was very interesting to understand roles I have never heard of before such as operations and risk, great to also learn about Asset Management which I did not know much about. However, it was also great to strengthen my existing Investment Banking/ Global Banking knowledge too.
The company culture is very diverse, especially from the range of speakers from different backgrounds. I can especially see why 'our people' are very important to UBS in shaping its culture and creating tight-knit communities. The general atmosphere was great, even in a virtual environment, since break out rooms during some Q&A sessions allowed for a per
Overall, I enjoyed the virtual experience very much. It gave me much knowledge into the culture of UBS as well as its different divisions I have not heard of in the past. It met my expectations and exceeded what I would have expected from a virtual experience and it was all down to the HR staff managing each sessions, making sure every one is doing well.
I would say to candidates applying to UBS is to be yourself, show your true character and passion for the industry you would like to go into - especially at the interview and assessment centre stages.
Banking - Investment
20th April 2021