‘Success. Here we go.’ UBS bank summed it up perfectly during its presentation on Tuesday. The international Finance Fair was the place to be for students who wanted to engage with prestigious institutions and to discuss their future careers in finance. An abundance of Internships and job offers meant students received advice regarding application processes first-hand, and had the chance to talk to industry professionals in target divisions from all over the world.
Banks gave presentations throughout the day highlighting key roles, objectives, and the subsequent stages for students hoping to join graduate schemes and internships. Presentations by UBS and BNP Paribas in particular, questioned students about their motivations “we want to understand why you want to join us, and why you’re interested in a specific business area” clarified Quentin Carayon M&A Analyst in the UBS Paris office. Students had the opportunity to ask questions, as well as consider division specifics, noting useful tips for online assessments and interviews.
Student ambassadors were present to ensure the smooth running of the event “I think it is a great platform for us to meet so many finance companies in one place” remarked Gunjan Arora, an ambassador for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
Johnny Li, MSc in Finance also shared his thoughts on the fair, “I am excited to see what kind of advice I can receive regarding the application process in target divisions” echoing the positive response from numerous students at the event. With institutions such as Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Citi Group, Deutsche Bank, Barclays, Bank of America Merril Lynch and Société Générale; the International Finance Fair gave students a unique opportunity to make personal contact with company representatives, gain knowledge and collect information that will boost their chances of success in the near future.