We talk to Bright Network member Amisha Unnadkat on transitioning from Summer Intern to CREDit Programme Analyst at S&P Global Ratings.
Amisha is also a member of both the WINS (Women’s Initiative for Networking and Success) and APEX (Asian Professionals for Excellence) employee-resource groups. WINS is committed to creating a culture that inspires all employees to develop their leadership abilities, seize growth opportunities, and increase their knowledge of S&P Global for organizational and personal success. Similarly, APEX seeks to help employees better understand diverse markets and support professional development by providing educational sessions and networking opportunities with Asian professionals from across regions, businesses, and experience levels.
Why did you choose this firm and this role?
After completing a ten week internship at S&P Global Ratings, I was offered a place on the graduate programme. Having had the opportunity to gain a real understanding of how the firm operates during the summer internship, I was able to make an informed decision about returning for the graduate programme. It was an easy decision to make since my experience had been really positive.
As an intern, I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of responsibility I was given, and the collaborative and inclusive company culture really appealed to me. Further, it was clear that the company is focused on investing in junior talent. For example, the graduate programme kick starts with a comprehensive training in New York, and we receive periodic, on-going trainings throughout the remainder of the programme.
How did Bright Network help?
Attending Bright Network events enabled me to gain a greater insight into the scope of opportunities and range of careers available.
What tips would you give to graduates applying now?
Make sure you do your research on the companies you are applying for. Whilst it is important that you understand the technicalities of how the firm operates, it is equally important that you are able to assess whether the firm’s culture and working environment are the right fit for you. Attending networking events or participating in internship programmes are ways of witnessing this first-hand.
Discover more about S&P Global and their career opportunities here.