Internships in Hong Kong finished only a matter of weeks ago, but some students have already been offered full-time analyst jobs at the banks they spent the summer with.
A small number of these elite students have recently updated their online profiles to announce that they will be joining banks as graduate trainees next year.
If you want to convert an internship into a permanent position, here’s who you need to live up to.
Ryan Lin, Deutsche Bank
Lin has clocked up three internships in China (Guotai Junan Securities, ICBC and Lead Capital) and this year he spent the spring at J.P. Morgan and the summer at Deutsche in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) student is also a singer in his spare time. He performed in a HKUST summer musical and came second in the ‘mainland singing contest for Hong Kong universities’, according to his online profile. He also plays rugby for Typhoons RFC.
Serena Xuting Zhang, Goldman Sachs
As well as having numerous internships under her belt (Goldman, Bank of China, Oliver Wyman, Bain and Eurex), Zhang has attended early-insights student sessions at Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley and J.P. Morgan. She did two rotations at Goldman this summer, in equity sales and FICC China sales. However, Zhang is returning to Goldman full time next year in its wealth management division. She’s studying financial engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK).
Ken Yuen, Morgan Stanley
Earlier this year Yuen interned in Morgan Stanley’s institutional equity division; now he’s set to return to the same team in 2018, where he will focus on corporate derivatives trading. Yuen’s CV proves that it’s possible to move into a trading role after a series of internships in other functions, including risk (at Wing Lung Bank), research (Rabobank) and analytics (State Street). He will graduate next year with a BSc in Quantitative Finance and Risk Management Science from CUHK.
Bruce Leung, Citi
Another CUHK quantitative finance student, Leung kick started his interest in finance back in 2015 when he attended early-insights programmes at Morgan Stanley, Barclays and Credit Suisse. He’s also boosted his extracurricular credentials by taking part in the university’s orchestra and investment society. Leung will become a global markets analyst at Citi next year and his internships suggest he has been steering his career in this direction. He followed stints at Morningstar (Asia ETF strategies) and Jefferies (equity trading) with a final internship at Citi (equity finance trading).
Jessica Liu, J.P. Morgan
Liu’s extensive internship career includes spells in investment banking (GF Securities and Haitong) and wealth management (UBS and J.P. Morgan), according to her online public profile. She’s now decided on the latter as a career and is set to become a global wealth management analyst at J.P. Morgan. Liu holds bachelor’s degrees in International Business, and Economics from the University of Victoria and Sun Yat-Sen University respectively. She’s also studying for a Master in Financial Analysis at London Business School, according to her profile.
David Runhua Chen, Nomura
Chen is an incoming investment banking analyst at Nomura, having worked for the Japanese firm in Hong Kong between June and August this year. He’s also part of a growing group of mainland Chinese who have moved to Hong Kong for university and have then secured graduate jobs in the city. But Chen stands out for not having done multiple internships – prior to Nomura he had only worked for China Resources Bank in Shenzhen in 2016. Chen has completed two overseas exchanges (to the University of British Columbia and Nanyang Business School) during his BSc in Mathematics and Economics at HKUST.
Hoi To Wong, Standard Chartered
Wong has been accepted into Standard Chartered’s International Graduate Programme after his time as a commercial banking intern this summer. The Hong Kong University economics and finance student has worked for two other banks during his degree: he was a student trainee in HSBC’s global banking and markets team and a summer intern at China Asset Management.
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