A huge congratulations to Aery, who bears all on how she managed to secure herself an internship at Aon who heard about the role through one of our email campaigns and was helped out with our website. She also offers some great advice for future applicants.
Why did you choose this firm and this role?
I choose Aon because I had already completed a spring week the following year and enjoyed the experience. I was contacted by Bright Network for the Spring week opportunity.
What was the toughest part of the application process? And your favourite part?
The toughest part was the written exercise because you had very little time to read and understand the material, organised yourself and have enough time to complete the report. My favourite part was the one-one interview. It was a very good way to demonstrate your understanding of the business and to ask questions. Very much enjoyed answering riddle styled questions.
Were you surprised by anything in the process?
No, everything about the assessment centre was available in the internet and nothing was too surprising after having prepared well.
What three top tips would you give your fellow Bright Network members?
I would tell them to be confident, go for opportunities even if they don't totally understand the area and get involved in extra curricular activities.
What was the toughest question you faced at interview?
Four people come to a river in the night. There is a narrow bridge, but it can only hold two people at a time. They have one torch and, because it's night, the torch has to be used when crossing the bridge. Person A can cross the bridge in 1 minute, B in 2 minutes, C in 5 minutes, and D in 8 minutes. When two people cross the bridge together, they must move at the slower person's pace. The question is, can they all get across the bridge in 15 minutes or less?