Stephen Rodriguez says: Don't Miss Out on Shadowships!
For the past 2 weeks I was part of a shadow ship at UBS, which is a financial firm (but the one in NYC is an Investment Bank.) Now I would first like to say, this is the OPPURTUNITY OF A LIFETIME, this is definitely what everyone needs to experience at least once in their life. The whole week I was shadowing the Presentations department, and truly when it comes to A grade work they give it 110% and make it worthy of an award. What these people do basically is make presentations for deals with other companies.
During these two weeks, you slowly start to become an actual part of this group. But during the first few days it can get very stressful and complicated (like trying to understand how the whole investment and deal making system works.) But once you let yourself become one of them and act as if they are just like any other person, then it becomes easier and less stressful.
In the Presentations department they pretty much work like the Mouse squad ticket system. The teachers in their situation would be the bankers, and the mouse squads can be related to their Presentations department. In their system, they have different people that work on different things, but amongst all of them, they fall into one of three categories, Operators, Lead Operators and Outsourcing specialists.
The Operators basically work to create presentations that the bankers need to help propose a deal that company/companies want. The Lead Operators take care of watching over the Operators and helping with their work if necessary (kind of like a troubleshooter) But as well these lead operators take care of the BIG presentation jobs, a good example is if a presentation was needed to make a merge with Apple from Microsoft, these people would do it. Now the Outsourcing specialists would pretty much do the same as the operators but for countries outside of the
Usually like any other person, these people can have an overflow of work, but this isn’t much of a problem to UBS employees because they can simply ask a favor from another employee, and this isn’t much of a problem as well because UBS is a worldwide company with employees spanning from NYC to as far as
That’s pretty much in short what happens in the presentations department. And once you go to spend two weeks there, you can see how great and how professional these people are. The only left I could say is that this is the OPPRTUNITY OF A LIFE TIME and if you want to understand and see the world after “High school/College” I couldn’t agree any better that this is the best place to try it.