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Morgan Stanley Intern - Sales and Trading Review

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What was the process of getting the internship?

I filled in an online application then I was invited in for a first round which consisted of  2 interviews. The final round consisted of an assessment centre where I had 3 interviews, group exercise, numerical test and then had to give a presentation. 

How long did the internship at Morgan Stanley?

10 weeks.

What sort of hours were you working?

It depended on the desk you were working on. Typically 6.30 am - 7.30 pm but I often stayed late to work on group projects with the other interns or had social events to attend.

How many other interns were there and what unis were they from?

In total there were 40 interns in the Sales and Trading division. Mostly from Oxbridge, LSE, UCL, Imperial and a few from Warwick and European schools.

What sort of things were you doing?

We had 3 rotations of 3 weeks each. The work we were doing depended on the desk/area we were assigned to. Most of the tasks were set to show our potential and understanding of the industry and to assist the team members with their day-to-day activities. We also had 3 group projects ongoing during the summer, and regular social events and talks from senior people.

Was there an evaluation during/after?

Yes, half way and in the last week. This wasn’t very useful.

What was the culture of the organisation?

Entrepreneurial, hardworking and teamwork may sound cliche but thats the best three words to describe Morgan Stanley. A very flat structure across the floor, and innovation was encouraged.

Were you paid?

Yes, an analyst’s salary pro rata.

Were there any perks?

Networking, I met a lot of great like minded people at social events that were put on for us.

Did you receive any formal training?

The first week of the program was designated to training.

And finally any advice you could offer people?

Work hard and do whatever it takes to get in to an Investment bank its a great environment to work in! 

 

 

 

 

 

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