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  • The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

Role Description

- Summer Analyst in the real estate team - Prepare technical and marketing pitches to clients - Prepare numerical analysis(merger profiles, data gathering...) - Realise a presentation in front of UBS's senior managers

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • +: - A challenging internship, interesting - Great team -: - Very, very long hours - An industry very focused on money


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • Quite good integration, however did not like the industry, too individualistic, money-oriented. And since you work so much, you dont really get time to do anything else and become such a boring person.


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • I was guided all along the internship.


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • Very busy but I liked it.


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I went to a client after 1 month and prepared the material discussions for the actual meeting with Senior management of the client company.


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • Skills such as: - organisation - work under pressure - teamworking will be useful for life However, some skills such as finance skills might be useless if going in another industry.


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Just ok.


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • Very good effort from the HR department to organise conferences with the other interns, welcoming/farewell events...


  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • You feel really valuable to the company on the first day of the internship


  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Sports and Social Club

    Company Parties/Events


  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • Quite good prospects to be hired if you perform well.


    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Lots of interns, lots of fun.


  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • It is in the City. Few pubs around, not expensive. However, lunch can become expensive.


  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • The City is boring after 9pm.


  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • You work too much (Average 9 to 12pm a day - 1 week-end out of two)


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Internship (1-4 Months)

12th August 2009

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