Natasja Collis – 2023 Summer Interns at BNY Mellon within Asset Servicing and Digital Summer intern programme. My current role is in the Client coverage Investment Manager segment in the London QVS office.
Upon joining, I received training on the use of tools and applications used to support clients and received sessions to learn about the broader range of teams across the ASD division. My tasks vary from day-to-day, with responsibilities including supporting Relationship Managers in updating and creating account plans for clients, processing high balance deposits, and research on clients’ acquisitions and the implications.
Through my role so far, I have built a great foundation of knowledge and discovered the significant role BNY Mellon play as a market leader at the forefront of the industry. I have also had the opportunity to complete various online courses to enhance soft skills including effective communication and leadership.
I have additionally had the opportunity to be a part of EBRG groups such as Future Leaders and WIN which has allowed me to connect with senior leaders in the organisation, finding out more about their role and career, and gaining invaluable advice from them. Everyone at BNY Mellon is very friendly and I have been provided an amazing opportunity to network within my division and beyond with other departments to gain great connections across the business and help further my career.
I have had the opportunity to get involved in a Business for Good Case Competition through which my team have proposed a strategy to help provide greater quality education in underserved regions. I have additionally discovered the work of Triple FS, an action-focused mentoring programme aiming to increase female leadership in the Financial Services Industry in Ireland, that I am attempting to help replicate in London. These have been amazing opportunities for me to think creatively and build on and make use of my network at BNY Mellon so far, to achieve these exciting goals and support future generations of leaders.
I have enjoyed my experience at BNY Mellon, taking on new responsibilities, gaining an understanding for the workings of the organisation, and being supported by my manager and new network that have provided me support and advice to enhance my future career.