By Keying Zhang, Equity Research and Development Intern
I completed an internship in the China Reinsurance Company during the 2015 Summer Vacation in Beijing, China. I was in the Equity Research & Development department, mainly in charge of translating and transferring research reports into standard format, as well as everyday administration in the department.
The selection process was quite standard, including verbal and numerical tests plus two rounds of interviews. According to the position I applied for, I prepared quite a lot about the equity market and basically every main ongoing process at that time. I believe on the basis of good numerical ability, my curiosity and communication skills are important as well. During the internship I got real insight into finance world as well as into a professional environment. Commercial sense, being professional, and career connections are the most valuable things I gained from the internship.
Careers Network helped me a lot during the selection process especially in internship advice and with my CV check appointment. It’s never easy to find a satisfying internship. However it’s never wrong to develop yourself even just a little step!