Input on UBS DISCOVERY DAYS PROGRAM

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i want to know if any of you have heard of this program for rising juniors, and, if so, what you think of it. I recently was admitted into it and have accepted, I just want to see how it is viewed (competitive or not?))

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Apr 21, 2007

If people say it's not competitive, would it matter?

Apr 21, 2007

Getting a summer job at your local grocery store is probably more competitive

Apr 21, 2007

These rotational programs for sophomores such as the one with JP Morgan and Citigroup are not all that exceptional.

Your MUCH better off getting a proper (10 week) BB summer internship with a specific group.

Apr 21, 2007

Sorry my friend, but agree with the above. Rotational program may even be too good of a classification, this externship is more like an office tour.

Apr 21, 2007

How long is the program?

Apr 21, 2007

its four days, all expenses paid

Apr 21, 2007

don't get your hopes up of even landing a summer analyst position summer after your junior year, even AFTER doing one of these programs.

I interviewed with a different BB for one of these "externship" programs and they say while they take the fact that you did the program into account you are by no means guaranteed a summer analyst position for next year (which would be the all-important junior year internship)

Apr 21, 2007

not too many people are denied externship opportunities but since you're definitely going, make the most out of it by trying to get to know some of the people and get a feel for which group you want to work for (if you plan on staying at ubs next year)

Apr 22, 2007

Its not exactly a competitive gig to hook up. But make the most out of it and use it to get a feel of the firm.

Apr 22, 2007

You can always Network while you are there

Apr 22, 2007

Yeah and 4 days all expenses paid trip to anywhere is awesome.

Apr 22, 2007

After all it is free and although brief, you do have 4 days. Make the most of it and try to network as much as you can.

Apr 22, 2007

what is it

Apr 22, 2007

google it

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Apr 22, 2007

Interesting. Thanks for posting this, I may apply next year.

Apr 22, 2007

i didnt had a reply from them yet. have u ?

Apr 22, 2007

Nope...we were supposed to hear back on Thursday, April 9th right? Have no idea why they haven't contacted us yet even though they gave us a firm date

Apr 22, 2007

yeah precisely. or maybe we got rejected? how confident are u ?

Apr 22, 2007
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