Huge congratulations to Amy Russel on securing her role with Macquarie. Here she gives us some insghts on how her application went and also offers some great tips for future applicants.
Why did you choose this firm and this role?
After completing a spring week at Macquarie I found a real interest in risk management and I loved the company itself. The role is very varied and will be an opportunity to learn lots about investment banking as a whole.
What was the toughest part of the application process? And your favourite part?
The interview was definitely the hardest part. There were lots of specific questions about capital risk that I wasn’t completely sure about as this is my first experience of it. It was quite daunting discussing things that I only really knew the basics about. The interview was also my favourite part of the process, being able to revisit the offices and talk to people I would potentially be working with was a great experience.
Were you surprised by anything in the process?
I was a little surprised at how efficient the whole process was and how easy it was to get through, lots of information was provided and that has been continued now I have the position.
What three top tips would you give your fellow Bright Network members?
1) Thoroughly prepare for your interview, do background research into the company and the role, and make sure you know at least the basic lingo for the role you’re after.
2) Don’t forget to smile during the interview and all around the office before and after. Being nice to people always gets you far
3) Email the person that interviewed you afterwards to thank them and make sure they remember you. It might make all the difference.
What was the toughest question you faced at interview?
Which part of this role do you think you will find most difficult?