Strengthen and highlight your skills
After the panel discussion, the participants were divided into smaller groups, and opened up for sharing and discussing personal experiences and challenges in a relaxed atmosphere with participations from Nordea representatives – who got many interesting questions from the student during the session.
Participants interested in applying for Nordea’s internship programmes, got tips from the Nordea people, who told about what kind of social and professional skills and abilities are valued. When it comes to candidates for Markets’ FFP (Future Finance Professional) trainee programme (5 months during summer) and Investment Banking’s analyst internship (runs for various periods through-out the year).
“I often advise students to highlight their interests, and be true to oneself when applying for internships and trainee programmes. For example I didn’t have a strong financial background before joining Nordea Markets, so I emphasized my passion for development and innovation which where the topics for my thesis as well, and during my job interview, we ended up having a great discussion about innovation within the financial sector. When I joined the FFP programme a few years back, I was chosen to a team that specialized in development – it was the perfect match,” says Veera Valkeinen, one of the panellists from Nordea Markets.