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  • That’s the funny thing about a lot of applications that you make at your level: you have no experience and very little insight into what actually happens at these institutions.
  • And please respect everyone’s comments and inputs.
  • It’s scared and daunting I know. But here’s a tip that can help you overcome this.
  • Which will lead to...
  • Your buddy / mentor.
  • Your peer network
  • [PAUSE HERE – take responses]
  • But also...
  • Image- Looking the part.- Speak plainly and clearly.- Recognise register.Specialised Knowledge- Deep personal commitment to develop and improve their skills.Competency- They're reliable and keep their promises. - Are solution driven.Honesty, Integrity- They keep their word, and they can be trusted implicitly because of this. - They will do the right thing, even when it means taking a harder road.Humility, Accountability– If a project is beyond their expertise, they're not afraid to admit this. - They immediately ask for help when they need it and are willing to learn from others.- For their thoughts, words, and actions (especially mistakes).Self-Regulation- They also stay professional under pressure, not panicking when others are and instead focusing on putting things right.Respect others- Irrespective of their role or situation.- Emotionally intelligent (EI) by considering the emotions and needs of others.
  • When people talk about you, the phrase you want to hear is that you are a “safe pair of hands”. The person every manager can just trust to get on with things with minimum fuss, drama or stress and bring solutions rather than problems.
  • Keeps their word. Essentially...
  • When people talk about you, the phrase you want to hear is that you are a “safe pair of hands”. The person every manager can just trust to get on with things with minimum fuss, drama or stress and bring solutions rather than problems.
  • Collaborate with others – help each other out and spend most of your time listening more than speaking.
  • Collaborate with others – help each other out and spend most of your time listening more than speaking.
  • Develop your commercial awareness
  • Pre internship presentation 2013 final2

    1. 1. RarePre-Banking InternshipWorkshops13th, 19th, 21st June 2013André FlemmingsManagerBanking and Finance Programmes
    2. 2. SECTION A:Welcome & Introduction
    3. 3. Then to the City…
    4. 4. • You’re going to make more ‘paper’ than arapper.
    5. 5. But hold up!
    6. 6. You’re still a broke student andyou haven’t got that job.
    7. 7. (Yet.)
    8. 8. This is just a foot in the door....
    9. 9. ... (albeit you have some verycrucial feet in some very gooddoors)..
    10. 10. There is stillwork to do.
    11. 11. But don’t panic!
    12. 12. Irrespective of whetheryou’re feeling:
    13. 13. I want you to have an idea of wantyou want and where you’re going?
    14. 14. So the point of this session…
    15. 15. My objectives for today are tohelp you…
    16. 16. - Work out how to make the mostof your internship.- Address the things that you dread.- Produce a personal ‘plan ofattack’.- Help each other.
    17. 17. Before we start…
    18. 18. Some ground rules:
    19. 19. This is an interactive session.
    20. 20. NICE!
    21. 21. TASK NO.1
    22. 22. Who yuh an’ wah yuh want?!
    23. 23. TASK NO. 1In no more than 20 secs introduce:i. Yourself.ii. Your internship.iii. Your division.
    24. 24. Workshop sessionA. Welcome & IntroductionB. Spring week vs summer internshipC. General strategy and approachD. The workE. Maximise the opportunity
    25. 25. Workshop sessionF. Being professional vs. Being yourselfG. ProfessionalismH. Putting professionalism into practiceI. Tricky situationsJ. Mini TipsK. Q&A with the real experts
    26. 26. SECTION B:Spring week vs. Summer internship
    27. 27. What’s the same?
    28. 28. It is (still) an extendedinterview...
    29. 29. You will (still) be observed.
    30. 30. It is (still) kindascary.(Mwah hahaha!)
    31. 31. a. Its value to the bank.
    32. 32. You are (still) part of ‘atalent pipeline’.
    33. 33. They ‘ve got you early...And want keep you.
    34. 34. And introduce you tothe ‘firm culture’.
    35. 35. In the short term at least......You will cost them money.
    36. 36. But soon...
    37. 37. b. Its value to you.
    38. 38. insight.
    39. 39. Andremember...
    40. 40. ... it’s (still) atwo-way street:
    41. 41. A chance to turnthe tables...
    42. 42. ... and ‘interview’ the bank, as itwere.
    43. 43. This is (another) chance to assess first-hand:- The firm- The culture- The people- The work environment- The work itself
    44. 44. i. Learning
    45. 45. The industry.
    46. 46. ii. Making connections.
    47. 47. • Not just with professionalsWith industryprofessionals...
    48. 48. With each other... and each other – this is yourfuture professional network!
    49. 49. iii. Your chance to secure thatgraduate job.
    50. 50. [Money]
    51. 51. Activities
    52. 52. You will (still) be:I. Attending lectures, seminars andpresentations.II. Work shadowing professionals.III. Going to networking sessions.IV. Working on team projects (insome cases).
    53. 53. What’s different?
    54. 54. You will be doingreal work.
    55. 55. It’s a realmarathon.
    56. 56. Not a sprint.
    57. 57. TASK NO.2
    58. 58. 3 MINS
    59. 59. Jot down 3 points each:- Your objectives;- What you’re looking forward to;- What you’re dreading;On your summer internship.
    60. 60. SECTION C:“What’s my general strategy / approach?”
    61. 61. Suck the life out of thisopportunity.
    62. 62. Be a sponge!
    63. 63. Enjoy it!
    64. 64. How?
    65. 65. Put your life on hold.
    66. 66. Commit.
    67. 67. Have a plan.(More onthis later.)
    68. 68. That means:
    69. 69. Work out what youwant.
    70. 70. Be decisive.
    71. 71. SECTION D:“What will the work be like?”
    72. 72. TASK NO.3
    73. 73. GROUP TASK
    74. 74. - Together let’s make a 10 tasks youmight have to do during yourinternship.(Include a time frame for each task.)TASK NO. 3
    75. 75. At all times you will need todo this:
    76. 76. Becommercial.
    77. 77. An investment in you- When you first start work you cost yourcompany money.- As time goes on and you learn, receivetraining and gain experience, you begin tosave your company money.- If you become a revenue generator you willthen begin to make the company money.
    78. 78. -15-10-5051015Value of a new employee over timeYouPositive value(making the company money)Negative value(costing the company money)
    79. 79. - Every action you take at work affectsyour business.- With every task, ask yourself how youare adding value to the business – howare you helping it to make money?And with your tasks...
    80. 80. With any task, you are...Making£££Costing£££Saving£££
    81. 81. TASK NO.3a
    82. 82. - For each task listed, indicate whetheryou are making, saving or costing yourbusiness.- Consider both short and long-termimpacts.TASK NO.3a
    83. 83. SECTION E:“How do I maximise this internshipopportunity?”
    84. 84. (As mentioned)
    85. 85. Be prepared.
    86. 86. Have a plan.
    87. 87. And use yoursupportnetworks:
    88. 88. With each other
    89. 89. TASK NO.4
    90. 90. FOR HOME, E-MAIL IT TO MEBEFORE YOU START.
    91. 91. Personal SWOT Analysis
    92. 92. And practically...
    93. 93. Try to eat well.
    94. 94. Get as much sleep asyou can (particularlyat weekends).
    95. 95. And not here.
    96. 96. Plan ahead.
    97. 97. Use alarms and reminders.
    98. 98. E.g. Do yourhousework andironing on weekends
    99. 99. Plan your journeys aheadof time.
    100. 100. (and have a “Plan B”).
    101. 101. So that you are notthis guy.
    102. 102. Or wind uplike herbecause...
    103. 103. SECTION F:Professionalism vs. Personality
    104. 104. Last time Istarted with aquestion:
    105. 105. Q. Which is more important:
    106. 106. Your actions?
    107. 107. Or how you areperceived?
    108. 108. Answer: Both matter.But perception creates thereality of the situationregardless of the actual truth.
    109. 109. Why?
    110. 110. Because personality is important.Banking is about people.People like personality.
    111. 111. Also, very often work isboring... really boring.
    112. 112. And you don’t wantyour colleagues to belike this:
    113. 113. But what about being professional?
    114. 114. SECTION G:What is it to be professional?”
    115. 115. What is entry levelprofessionalism?
    116. 116. 1. Dressing appropriately.2. Being punctual, every time.3. Being prepared.4. Being organised (having a pad ornoting appointments, tasks etc.)5. Being respectful.
    117. 117. Obvious, no?
    118. 118. Professionalism: Advanced
    119. 119. ProfessionalismImageSpecialisedknowledgeCompetencyHonesty, IntegrityHumility, AccountabilitySelf-RegulationRespect others
    120. 120. The big word here is:HONESTY
    121. 121. You need to be confident enough tobe honest:1. With yourself.2. With your ‘colleagues’.And do not try to be who you thinkassessors are looking for.
    122. 122. ...a safe pair of hands.
    123. 123. A safe pair of handsThis is the most important thing in anybusiness.Reliable.Trustworthy.Dependable.“Handles business”
    124. 124. To be a safe pair of hands:
    125. 125. Do what you say you’regoing to do, when yousay you’re going to doit.
    126. 126. SECTION H:Professionalism in practice
    127. 127. So how does one become a‘safe pair of hands’?
    128. 128. EXAMPLE 1:Running late
    129. 129. EXAMPLE 2:The likelihood of missing a deadline
    130. 130. EXAMPLE 3:Watercooler chat
    131. 131. EXAMPLE 4:Discussing work in public places
    132. 132. EXAMPLE 5:Personal calls in the office
    133. 133. SECTION I:Tricky situations – what to do
    134. 134. SCENARIO 1:Hangovers at work
    135. 135. SCENARIO 2:A poor pitch
    136. 136. SCENARIO 3:Social media and your personal brand
    137. 137. SCENARIO 5:Going for lunch
    138. 138. SCENARIO 6:Taking negative feedback
    139. 139. Oh no shedidn’t!
    140. 140. Thank youso much. Ishall takethatonboard.
    141. 141. SCENARIO 7:Wanting to work on that other desk
    142. 142. SCENARIO 8:Bad working relationships
    143. 143. SECTION J:Mini Tips
    144. 144. MINI TIP NO.1Be enthusiastic and positive with everyone.
    145. 145. MINI TIP NO.2Socialise but make meaningful relationships.
    146. 146. Get stuck in.
    147. 147. This is not a‘smash and grab’
    148. 148. Socialise outside of work hourswith professionals and peers (butpace yourself and DON’T be ‘thevictim’).
    149. 149. MINI TIP NO.3Acquire knowledge actively.
    150. 150. Learn your trade
    151. 151. Use sources ALL sources ofinformation at your disposalBEFORE, DURING and AFTERthe internship.
    152. 152. Learn throughobservation.
    153. 153. Activelistening.
    154. 154. MINI TIP NO. 4Respect others’ time.
    155. 155. Everyone is “busy”
    156. 156. So pick your moment to askquestions.
    157. 157. And don’t complain about beingbusy or tired to colleagues... Oronline. EVER.
    158. 158. MINI TIP NO. 5Respect your time; manage it.
    159. 159. Get organised.
    160. 160. - Wear a watch – set alarms.- Be early.- Get organised: clothing, working outwhere a meeting is.- Spend your time wisely – plan aheadwhen necessary.- Keep a clear record of everything youneed to do – a WRITTEN task list.
    161. 161. Lists helps you to prioritise(and at the very least give theimpression of organisation).
    162. 162. MINI TIP NO.6Record your experiences - keep a diary.
    163. 163. • ABSORB – Write Notes
    164. 164. MINI TIP NO.7Manage expectations.
    165. 165. Set in place buffers.
    166. 166. MINI TIP NO.8 (7a. really)Acknowledge emails when you get them.
    167. 167. Don’t leave superiors likethis:
    168. 168. MINI TIP NO.8 (proper 8)Ask (lots of) questions.
    169. 169. • - Ask questions when necessary (do notsuffer in silence).
    170. 170. - Ask questions when necessary.- Ask the most appropriate personand the right moment.- Trust yourself: use your initiativewhen you can and try to figurethings out for yourself.
    171. 171. MINI TIP NO.9Speak English, not “professional”.
    172. 172. Avoid “professional speak”.From: Kela BingoSent: 15 March 2013 14:42To: Daniel StamenSubject: Re: JP Morgan event timings conflict between mine and Jo’s calendarDear Mr Stamen,I sincerely hope that all is well with you and within your team at this present tiem.Unfortunately, I believe that I have located a discrepenmcy within the timings of theforthcoming JP Morgan event which has been organised by yourself, as the timings, whichare for 16th and 17th of July, respectively in both mine and Jo’s calendars at this time, do notmatch. If you could please check and confirm which one of these timibngs and dates iscorrect I would be most grateful to yourself.Many Thanks Indeed, Kela Bingo xx
    173. 173. Stick to clear, simple language.From: Kela BingoSent: 15 March 2013 14:42To: Daniel StamenSubject: Re: J.P. eventDear Daniel,Hope all is well. I’m writing to confirm the date for the J.P. Morgan event. I have it as 16th July in mycalendar but Jo is showing it as 17th July in her calendar. Please could you confirm which date iscorrect?Kind Regards,Kela
    174. 174. MINI TIP NO.10Take ALL feedback with a smile.
    175. 175. MINI TIPs Nos. 1 – 10A quick reminder.
    176. 176. 1. Be enthusiastic and positive witheveryone.2. Make meaningful connections.3. Acquire knowledge actively.4. Respect other’s time.5. Respect your time; manage it.
    177. 177. 6. Record your experiences.7. Acknowledge emails when you getthem.8. Ask (lots of) questions.9. Speak English, not “professional”.10. Take ALL feedback positively.
    178. 178. Just do it:fall forward.
    179. 179. SECTION K:Q&A with the real experts.
    180. 180. The veterans.

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