ING Barings - undergraduate case study

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&quotI was an intern in corporate finance, where I worked as part of team working with medical companies. I was expecting it to be hard work and long hours, and I suppose that it was.

I normally worked from 9am to 10pm, sometimes more and sometimes less. I undertook a lot of interesting research, and got to travel to Amsterdam for a week, although that's rare for an intern.

I had three interviews before I was offered a place on the internship programme. The interviews were tough, but they weren't designed to make you nervous. They wanted to see what I was like rather than seeing how I perform under pressure.

What was the best thing about being an intern? Seeing what it's like to be an analyst. I got a really good idea of how analysts work. I was properly integrated into the medical team and got to go to all of the meetings.

I realise now that I didn't know a great deal about what was involved before I came.

ING Barings gave me a week's training to brush up my computer skills and to introduce me to investment banking, but after that most training has been on the job, which has been best because I've progressed more quickly.

What was the worst thing about being an intern? Making a presentation to a group of people who are all senior to you. It can be nerve-wracking, and takes a lot of practice before you feel comfortable.&quot

Edmund has received an offer of a graduate place from ING Barings.

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