Why did you choose this firm and this role?
I have always had a keen interest in the Finance industry, especially Financial services. So naturally I wanted to secure a role in one of the Big 4. After attending events and talking to professionals I really wanted to get into Deloitte because I really liked their values and culture.
I applied to Financial Modelling because I knew would be able to apply the knowledge I gained from my Mathematics degree to my work life.
What was the toughest part of the application process? And your favourite part?
The toughest part was definitely the Deloitte Job simulation. It was something I had never done before so it was quite overwhelming and different. However, it was a new challenge and taught me how to think on the spot.
My favourite part was the partner interview. My interviewer was really nice and made me feel comfortable throughout the interview. Even though I was scared before the interview, by the end I was really happy.
Were you surprised by anything in the process?
I was surprised to see how challenging some of the numerical analysis questions were in the psychometric tests. Even as a Maths student I had to take a while to think about what the answers could be. It was definitely a welcoming challenge to the process.
What three top tips would you give your fellow Bright Network members?
1) Make sure you do extra curricular activities, like a part time job or by being active in a society. These give you examples of the skills that companies love, and helps you stand out.
2) Research the company and industry you apply to so you know if it's right for you.
3) Take up as many opportunities as you can. There are so many events catered towards undergraduates, especially on Bright Network. Use these opportunities to grow your confidence and networks. These events helped me a lot.
What was the toughest question you faced at interview?
How would you identify and approach a skills overlap (among employees) during a merger between 2 similar companies?