Are you interested in a career in investment banking? Are you interested in learning, skill building, and networking to make that happen?
SEB's Diversify Finance Programme is for students who feel underrepresented or disconnected from the world of finance but have a passion for a career in the industry. It aims to provide an inclusive space for selected students to get to know SEB, learn about the industry, and receive coaching and mentorship.
About the program
The chosen students will be immersed into SEB's Investment Bank. The Investment Banking group is a high energy, client focused, and international part of SEB. Highly regarded throughout northern Europe, this area provides incredible career experiences and exposure to massive clients from across the world.
Each accepted student will be assigned an SEB employee mentor in advance who they will get to know before coming to the office. Then the group of students will spend 2 half-days at the SEB office, where there will be panel discussions, interview coaching, resume workshopping, and breakfast and lunch with the team. This provides the opportunity to learn about potential roles and to feel more confident about interviewing. Each accepted student who participates in both days is guaranteed an interview for an internship position with either the Corporate Finance or Debt Financing teams.
Who are you?
You should be a university student studying in Sweden, who has a genuine interest in business and finance but has a background or experience that is underrepresented in the industry. This could mean you lack a network in Stockholm due to socioeconomic or geographic factors, feel intimidated by the industry due to lack of exposure, or feel underrepresented or alone in the industry based on background or experience.
We do not expect you to have already mastered financial models, but you should be curious, dedicated, ambitious, and outspoken. You should also have sharp analytical skills and be a fast and willing learner.
Welcome with your application
The application period begins in May 2022 with the programme taking up 2 half days in early September. For this programme, we are looking for students based on character and personal drive above a focus on prior work experience. Instead of a cover letter, you should write a 1-2 page letter of motivation in English about what drives you, the personal obstacles you have overcome, and why you are interested in this programme and passionate about a career in finance. In addition, make sure to include your CV in English (with your GPA specified and a picture recommended) and university transcript. Applications will be reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis. The application period ends on May 31, 2022 with the programme taking place in early September.
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