Congratulations to Tajinder on securing an internship with Deutsche Bank. Here she gives us some details about how she acheived her role.
Why did you choose this firm and this role?
Prior to reading Economics at the University of Warwick, I developed an interest in producing creative, cutting-edge solutions to a variety of problems including the creation and development of a tool used to analyse risks within the Financial Risk Management division at the Bank of England. Through conducting research on collateral counterparties and mitigating risks the Bank of England is exposed to, I developed an interest in the application of similar research methods to the analysis of stocks and investment opportunities by banks such as Deutsche Bank which manages over €711 billion worth of assets and is a global leader in providing solutions for complex investment challenges.
As a member of Global Brigades, I will be visiting Nicaragua this summer to provide microfinance to small businesses which lack access to business guidance. After speaking to a Deutsche Bank employee, I was intrigued by the range of socio-economic challenges Deutsche Bank has also addressed, including its support for social and humanitarian projects through the Plus You Initiative. As the head of careers for Warwick Economics Society, one of the largest societies on campus, I chose to contact Deutsche Bank due to the significance it places on gender diversity; programmes such as GROW highlight the opportunities Deutsche Bank offers for women and have consequently added to my enthusiasm to join a talented, diverse workforce.
What was the most challenging part of the application process? And your favourite part?
Expect the unexpected! The most challenging and enjoyable part of the application process was participating in unique assessment centre exercises that were tailored to Deutsche Bank. These exercises provided candidates with the opportunity to get a taste of some of the tasks interns are expected to participate in. Although each candidate was being assessed in their suitability for the role, the exercises provided students with the opportunity to engage with professionals and gain a unique insight into Deustche Bank.
Were you surprised by anything in the process?
I was pleasantly surprised by the advice and attention we were accorded throughout the assessment day. After each interview, I was given the opportunity to meet professionals from a range of backgrounds and gain an insight into their experience of working at Deutsche Bank.
What three top tips would you give your fellow Bright Network members?
1. Approach the assessment centre with a positive outlook.
2. Take advantage of the opportunities available to you throughout the day.
3. Be yourself.
And finally... do you have a lucky charm or pre-interview ritual?
Arrive early and take a stroll through the heart of the city before the assessment day commences.