It was during the penultimate year of my degree that I joined MUFG for a ten-week summer internship. I thoroughly enjoyed that whole experience, but perhaps the best thing about it was the amount of responsibility I was given. I got to sit in on important client meetings and was asked for my input on big decisions that had a significant impact on the business.
Soon after starting my summer internship, I knew MUFG was the place for me. So when, at the end of it, I was offered a place on their analyst programme, I was absolutely delighted. Throughout my final year, they kept me in the loop and invited me along to various MUFG events. By the time I graduated, I was ready and raring to go.
Working in a culture where people are so open always makes my day-to-day work more enjoyable. From the very start, I've been encouraged to ask questions, to seek out senior colleagues for help, and to engage and interact with other teams. This has helped me gain a broader understanding of the business. Which, in turn, has enabled me to achieve even greater success in my role.
Among the many highlights of my time here so far have been the numerous CSR challenges and events I've been able to get involved with. Representing the business at the One Young World Summit in Bogota was a particular highlight – a genuinely life-changing experience. Bringing back ideas from there and implementing them at MUFG has been hugely rewarding too.