Summer Vacation Scheme at White & Case

Duration
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Region
London
Review Date

This review was submitted over 4 years ago, so some of the information it contains may no longer be relevant.

4.4/5

About You
4.8
The Company
4.5
Everything Else
4.4

Role Description

Research, proofreading, drafting documents

About You

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

5 /5

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2. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?

While in the corporate department, I got to do actual work for trainees such as research memorandums that were actually passed on to their supervisors.
5 /5

3. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?

Supervisors and graduate recruitment were extremely friendly and helpful.
5 /5

4. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and information you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?

Research skills, communication skills, networking skills
5 /5

The Company

5. How well structured was the insight?

Good balance of actual work, information sessions/lectures and social events.
4 /5

6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

Small group of interns (14 people) so everyone knew each other and the group was rather cohesive.
4 /5

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7. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?

Time investment.
4 /5

8. To what extent did the insight help you to understand what it would be like to have a full time role with the company or firm?

5 /5

9. How much did the insight help you in understanding the company culture?

Got to find out not only about the official "culture" of the company as described in their graduate recruitment materials, but also got to experience firsthand the open-door, non-hierarchical and innovative office culture
5 /5

10. How valuable was the content in helping you to decide on your future career path?

5 /5

Everything Else

11. Were you paid or reimbursed adequately for this experience?

I was paid the standard industry rate for summer vacation schemes (law).

12. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees of the company or firm?

5 /5

13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

Social events were on the low-budget side of things as compared to some other firms that I had vacation schemes with, however there were always partners, associates and trainees present.
4 /5

14. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?

Did not really get to find out much about this.
4 /5

15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

Overall, an amazing and extremely useful experience. Made me want to work with the firm (if they did offer me a TC).
5 /5

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