What were your main roles and responsibilities during the course of your internship?
During my internship I shadowed a member of the equity sales team and supported them with their tasks. My tasks included: preparing materials for clients (including reports and presentations), making note of market news stories on a timely basis, researching companies and building a relationship with the research team, and, creating a network with employees and other interns. Over the internship I also carried out a research project.
What would you say was your biggest achievement over the course of your internship?
My biggest achievement was adding value directly to clients – this was most evident when a piece of research that I had written about dividend stocks, was included in an email to a client.
What benefits did your internship bring to your employer?
I was able to reduce the workload of colleagues (e.g. by manipulating data on excel, to free up their time). I was also able to improve the offering to clients, by producing a sector specific information pack for income investors.
What skills were you able to develop through the internship?
Communication, IT, networking
What attributes were you able to develop through the internship?
Commercial awareness, perseverance, creative thinking