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Completed an internship with a hedge fund through City Internships' global internship program
What was the big attraction of the internship program?
"The opportunity to spend the summer with a great firm was what initially attracted me. I interned for one of the largest hedge funds in Europe to look 'behind the closed doors' of apoorly understood industry was hugely exciting and rewarding."
How did you find the experience?
"I spent a great summer living and working in London whilst enhancing my career prospects. The opportunity to explore London with a group of peers from around the world is an experience I'll never forget and is one I would recommend highly to other students looking to make the most of their summer break. I also found the careers seminars, guest speakers and CV workshops really useful."
How has the program helped you with your career?
"My internship placement, coupled with the post-program support provided by City Internships, was instrumental in helping me to focus my aspirations and get a foot on the ladder. I was introduced to another employer by my City Internships group mentor a year after I attended the program and secured a graduate position with them."
Where are you now?
"I am currently working as an options trader at a proprietary trading firm in Chicago. My experience working at a hedge fund through City Internships provided me with an excellent practical introduction to working in the financial markets. In addition to the invaluable opportunity to see the workings of a trading floor and the day-to-day activities and challenges of a trader, the internship was a comprehensive education in the structure and operations of a trading firm. This experience, and the lessons I learned, were very helpful to me in both finding employment post-graduation as well as to the process of beginning a career in trading."