Career Diversity

Real talk about diversity and careers: The things you want to talk about at work but can't...and probably shouldn't.




Program Description

The Sophomore Diversity Leadership Program was developed to attract high caliber talent to Citi in accordance with our Diversity Recruiting Mission Statement. The goal of the program is to provide students with a 10-week summer experience and an introduction to our Investment Banking and Sales & Trading businesses, while working with and being mentored by our business professionals. Successful Sophomore Analysts will be considered for our Diversity Scholars Program and for our Junior Summer Analyst Programs (placement will be based on personal interest and the needs of the firm). To learn more about Citi’s Diversity Scholars Program and our diversity partners, please visit:
http://oncampus.citi.com/about_us/our_culture/diversity/north_america.aspx.

Sophomore Diversity Leadership Program Structure:
10-Week Internship including:
• One week Citi orientation and training.
• One eight-week placement within Investment Banking or Sales & Trading.
• A formal summer review process including a mid-summer and a final summer evaluation.
• One week end-of-summer project and interviews for the Junior Summer Analyst Programs in Investment Banking, Sales & Trading and other Analyst programs of interest.

Qualifications:
• Attend a target university or be a member of one of Citi’s diversity partners. (Note MLT as your referring organization)
• Must be a sophomore pursuing a Baccalaureate Degree.
• Open to all disciplines and majors.
• GPA: 3.5 or above.
• Compensation: Competitive.
• Location(s): New York, NY.
• Must be authorized to work in the United States and must not require sponsorship for
employment visa status. (This is a program for which we will not sponsor individuals for work authorization.)
• Rising junior with distinguished academic achievement and demonstrated leadership activities, interest in financial services or banking, high level of personal integrity and commitment to excellence, enthusiasm, energy and a strong desire to learn.

How To Apply:
To be considered for the Sophomore Diversity Leadership Program, you must apply through Citi’s website at www.oncampus.citi.comand select source code: Sophomore Diversity Leadership. You may need to register before you submit your application, cover letter and resume. Note MLT as your referring organization.

Candidates that do not apply through our website will not be considered for this program. Please note: If you are applying for the Sophomore
Diversity Leadership Program, we also encourage you to apply for the Diversity Scholars Program listed on our website. Deadline to apply for both programs is Friday, January 22, 2010.




Opportunities with Forte Foundation

Are you pursuing your undergraduate degree, but aren’t quite sure what you want to do with it once you graduate? We invite you to explore the world of business and all that it has to offer. Learn more about how to transition into a career in business by listening to one of our upcoming or recently recorded webinars:

RECENTLY RECORDED WEBINARS

College Webinar: Engineering to Business

Successful women in business with engineering majors discuss their career path and how they leveraged their college experience and made the transition into business. Engineering to Business is part of Forté’s College Webinar series. The College Webinar series is sponsored by BlackRock Investments. Listen to the recorded version:
http://virtualcampus.fortefoundation.org/ondemand


College Webinar: Liberal Arts to Business
Successful women in business with liberal arts majors discuss their career path and how they leveraged their college experience and made the transition into business. Liberal Arts to Business is part of Forté’s College Webinar series. The College Webinar series is sponsored by BlackRock Investments. Listen to the recorded version:
http://virtualcampus.fortefoundation.org/ondemand

UPCOMING ONLINE WEBINARS


Industry Introduction to Financial Services December 10, 5:00 - 6:00 pm EST
Learn about careers in asset management and private wealth management from representatives at Forté sponsor companies including BlackRock and Morgan Stanley. www.fortefoundation.org/online


“Doing Good” in Business January 26, 6:00 - 7:00 pm EST
Women often tell us they want to “do well by doing good” in their career. Listen to this panel of women leaders from Goldman, Sachs & Co., Eli Lilly and Company and Citi to learn a variety of ways to give back through your career. www.fortefoundation.org/online

By: GottaMentor.com





QUESTION

Can you give me an example of a time when you failed?

Weak Answer
During my internship last summer, my manager asked me to analyze the attractiveness of launching a new sales channel for our product line that would complement our existing sales efforts, and then present it to the functional heads of our group. I gathered all the data I could internally and externally as quickly as I could to meet an aggressive timeline my manager gave me. I did a thorough analysis of the profitability of our current sales channels and the potential incremental revenues, costs and implementation issues associated with the new venture. When I presented what was a really rigorous analysis and set of recommendations, the sales director (who was not my manager) challenged every assumption I made, hammered me for not understanding the people issues well enough, and turned what should have been a big win for me into an unexpected setback. I kept hoping that my manager would come to my defense in the meeting, especially after she gave me such a short timeframe to finish the work, but she never did.

Strong Answer

During my internship last summer, my manager asked me to analyze the attractiveness of launching a new sales channel for our product line that would complement our existing sales efforts, and then present it to the functional heads of our group. I gathered all the data I could internally and externally as quickly as I could to meet an aggressive timeline my manager game me. I did a thorough analysis of the profitability of our current sales channels and the potential incremental revenues, costs and implementation issues associated with the new venture. When I presented what was a really rigorous analysis and set of recommendations, the sales director (who was not my manager) challenged every assumption I made, hammered me for not understanding the people issues well enough, and turned what should have been a big win for me into an unexpected setback.
I should have foreseen that presenting data showing that the sales director could be managing his existing channels more profitably could create problems that even my boss might not be able to solve during the meeting. I should have found the time to pre-wire the sales director and position my recommendations in a way that would have gotten his support in the meeting. I learned that no matter how sound your analysis may be, what is often as important are the qualitative people issues that are critical to getting support for your recommendations.

Commentary
There are four keys to answering questions about failures, setbacks or weaknesses:

1. Provide legitimate examples of failures, rather than veiled attempts at communicating how good you are (e.g. The classic “I am a perfectionist” answer to the question “what are your weaknesses?”) The examples you use should clearly communicate that you did something that contributed directly to the failure and were accountable for it, rather than leave doubt as to whose fault it was.

2. Communicate what you learned from the situation and how you will handle it differently going forward

3. Communicate why it is relevant - how learning that lesson has made you a better person/ professional.

4. Include just the right level of detail about the example so the audience understands the situation clearly but does not get distracted by too many details. Do not waste time sharing all the details about what happened, as what really matters is what you learned from it.

The weak answer describes the situation, action you took and result. However, it is leaves the audience unclear as to whether the failure was yours or largely your manager’s. Most important, the weak answer does not address what you should have done, what you learned and how this experience will make you more effective going forward.


$5,000 Credit Suisse Douglas L. Paul Scholarship & Internship for Sophomores


Scholarship Program Overview

■ $5,000 scholarship towards tuition and / or expenses
■ Opportunity to participate in Credit Suisse's 10-week rotational program
■ Mentoring by junior and senior professionals at Credit Suisse

Eligibility Requirements

Students must be enrolled full-time (at least 12 credits per semester) at an accredited
four-year college and be a sophomore during the application process. Students with
strong academic achievement, majoring in any discipline(s), are encouraged to apply.

■ Demonstrate leadership and teamwork
■ Active community involvement
■ A cumulative minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale
■ An interest in the financial services industry

Applications must include the following:

■ All official undergraduate transcripts
■ Current resume
■ Two essays (no more than 500 words each)
■ Completed application, including signature of applicant

To request an application please email ba.recruiting@credit-suisse.com

Completed applications must be received by November 27, 2009, for consideration

Selection Process
■ Applicants will be notified of interviews by mid-December 2009.
■ Winning scholars will be notified by mid-January 2010.




UBS - President's Summer Internship Program


Overview

The President’s Summer Internship Program is a 10-week intensive rotation through multiple business areas of UBS. At the
conclusion of the program you will understand how an Investment Bank operates enabling you to clearly identify where your
preferred areas of interest may lie. This experience will provide you with an unparalleled platform for your career in financial
services. Your exposure will include (but will not be limited to) the following divisions:

  • Office of the COO
  • Equities
  • Fixed Income
  • Operations
  • Global Technology
  • Investment Banking
  • Wealth Management
The President’s Summer Internship Program is available to sophomores who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, possess strong analytical skills and are enthusiastic about the financial services industry.
Details
  • Location: Stamford, CT
  • Dates: June thru August
  • Structure: Rotational across business and logistics areas
Introduction to UBS: Financial Markets Education, Presentation Skills, Excel Training
Senior Speaker Series, Networking Events, Community Service
“Apprentice Week”: End of summer project & case study presented to Senior Management
Eligibility Criteria
  • Currently enrolled as a Sophomore
  • Minimum 3.4 GPA
  • All majors welcome to apply! (via Resume and Essay submission)
Interested candidates should apply at www.ubs.com/graduates by Friday, January 8, 2010. Please enter job reference #
0376BR in the keyword field of the search page.

Selection Process
All candidates will be notified of their status by early April.
If you have any questions, please e-mail diversityrecruiting@ubs.com including in the subject line ‘The President’s Summer
Internship Program’.”
It starts with you: www.ubs.com/graduates


A Taste of L'oreal MBA is a unique recruitment weekend event for 1st year MBA's interested in a career in Brand Management. Over the course of the weekend you will have the chance to meet with senior marketing executives, participate in a brand management workshop, network with Human Resources and marketing professionals, and interview for a position in our 2010 summer internship program.

Application Process and Timeline

  1. Registration Deadline is Monday, November 30th at twelve midnight
  2. All applications will be reviewed and all students will be notified by December 21st of a decision
  3. To be considered, you must be able to commit to and be available all day Friday, January 22nd through Sunday, January 24th for the events and travel.
>>>Apply Here


If you want to be a leader in this industry, who better to learn from than the women who are already driving our business? They've developed impressive careers, hold leadership positions and drive our business forward. And, their stories are quite inspirational.

We hold a series of Winning Women events to give you the chance to make connections that matter and see first-hand what it's like to work at J.P. Morgan.

It'll be a busy schedule. You'll attend interactive presentations, learn about our top-ranked internship programs and network with our senior women executives as well as our Analysts and Associates. You'll participate in various sessions to gain a realistic impression of the work we do and the women who inspire us.

Whether you're a sophomore or junior female undergraduate, or a first-year female MBA student, we have opportunities for you that can help launch your career in global finance:

  • For sophomore or junior female undergraduate students, we offer the Winning Women Leadership Events for students interested in a Summer Analyst position in the Investment Bank or Asset Management.
  • For first-year female MBA students, we offer the Winning Women MBA Leadership Forum for students interested in a Summer Associate position in the Investment Bank.

Aside from these events at our New York office, we also offer Winning Women events on campus. Visit our campus schedule to see when J.P. Morgan is on your campus.

Here's what several 2008 Winning Women participants had to say:

"Probably one of the best investment banking events for women around."
"It was informative and insightful and worked to break down some of the barriers women feel when entering the industry."

To get a sneak peek, watch the video of one of our Winning Women events on our Media Zone.

Find out more about deadlines and how to apply.

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