Friday, May 13, 2016

Lauren attended Women in investment banking and has now secured a role with Deutsche Bank!

Attending the Women in Investment Banking event gave me a comprehensive overview of the industry and dispelled any misconceptions I had about pursuing a career in finance. The day was full of a wide range of activities from skills sessions, where we had the opportunity to learn more about the various application processes, to a buffet lunch, where we got to meet various representatives from the participating banks.  

I particularly enjoyed hearing from the keynote speaker, Virginia Laird, the Chief Administrative Officer for EMEA Markets and Securities Services for Citigroup. Virginia originally trained as a Lawyer and this is just proof to show that you don’t need to have a degree in Economics in order to pursue a career in Investment Banking! I also enjoyed hearing from the panel formed of equally inspirational women from the partnering banks. It was clear to see how passionate they all felt about their careers and this motivated me to apply to the insight programmes offered by the attending companies.

Since the Women in Investment Banking event, I have been fortunate enough to have been offered a place on the Deutsche Bank Graduate Outreach for Women (GROW) programme which is aimed at first year university students. The programme so far has been a fantastic opportunity to not only learn more about the financial industry, but also to develop skills that are needed to pursue a career in this field. As part of GROW, I have also been allocated a mentor who is incredibly friendly and she has been able to offer me lots of help and advice. I am glad that I attended the WIIB event otherwise I probably wouldn’t have thought about considering to apply to this amazing programme.  

I think anyone who is considering a career in Investment Banking should apply to this event as it is a great way to learn about the different opportunities available within the industry and see if it somewhere you could picture yourself working in the future. It is also a great way to meet employees of some of the biggest companies in finance and ask them any questions you may have. I found the day thoroughly enjoyable and recommend you apply as soon as possible! 

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