We recently caught up with Asiya about how she secured an internship with JP Morgan, how Bright Network helped her secured the role and her top tips for members looking to follow in her footsteps.
What stood out to you about JP Morgan?
As the leading provider in financial services and one of the largest banks in the world, JP Morgan has a stellar reputation for excellent client service and treating its employees exceptionally. I was also impressed with the company’s inclusiveness and the women on the go initiative.
How did you build your commercial awareness before the interview?
Before the interview, I watched videos from former interns’ and read more about JP Morgan and its history. I also researched more about what the role entails and how best to succeed in it.
What would be your top tip for members going through the application process?
Make sure you research the company, what differentiates it from others and what makes it stand out. Research the role and make sure you understand what the role demands.
How did Bright Network help you secure this role?
Signing up for Bright Network’s newsletter gave me updates every week on the latest internship opportunities. As a Biology student, I never really thought of going into the financial sector until I saw Bright Network’s internship opportunities.
What top three tips would you give Bright Network members looking to follow in your footsteps?
- Prepare a lot.
- Research the company and role.
- Stay calm during the interview - it really isn’t that scary!