Everyday, someone from one of the departments at Bloomberg (e.g., analytics, sales, global data, etc.) introduced themselves and their department. In addition to that, whenever fitting, there were also very useful terminal demonstrations. Furthermore, there were different panel discussions and we were able to choose from a list of assignments to work on as a group of 6-7 people.
I mostly learned a lot about the Bloomberg terminal use within just one week. Furthermore, I definitely gained time management skills because we only had limited time to work on our group project to make it successful and gather significant data. Lastly, I was able to further develop my public speaking skills by different assignments, where I had to speak up and talk about myself/the group project.
Overall, I got a great insight. However, I would have wished more / different insights and maybe also a workshop on the sales department.
Bloomberg gives off a lot of "tech"-company vibes. Everyone is extremely friendly, helpful and open. There seems to be possibility for a lot of career progression in a relatively short time. Furthermore, the diversity amongst the employees was great.
I very much enjoyed the insight. It gave me a thorough insight I couldn't have gotten without attending the spring week. It was a bit tiring at some points because it was all virtual and I would have wished that maybe at least 1 or 2 days would have been in-person.
Think about *why* you want to apply/work for Bloomberg, be concise and etusiasthic in your interview. Do your pre-recorded interview as quick as you can and prepare potential questions beforehand.
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Sales, Information Technology
Central London and City