I am in my third year of a four-year undergraduate degree in Business and Law in UCD and I was in the Banking Department for my internship over the Summer. The firm was appealing to me for so many reasons, such as how fast it is growing, its reputation and the calibre of clients the firm attracts.
I had already participated in the AMOSS Case Study Competition which gave me the opportunity to meet with several members of staff prior to starting my internship, and all of the staff I met were extremely friendly and helpful and had nothing but good things to say about their place of work. This was just a small taste of what was to come once my internship began.
The atmosphere in the office was incredible. All members of staff, from support staff to partners, were approachable and eager to help me get the most benefit possible from my internship. Everyone in the office was extremely welcoming when I started and although I was only there for three months, I really felt like a fully integrated member of the AMOSS team.
The hands-on experience that I gained over the course of my internship has surpassed all expectations. No two days were the same. I have been exposed to a vast range of transactions. I also had the opportunity to work on my presentation skills through presenting on new legislation to a group of partners, solicitors and other interns. I found that although I was working in the Banking Department I was also exposed to cases and files that are closely linked with other departments so I got a glimpse into what it would be like to work in the other departments such as Property and Litigation.
I learned so much during my internship. Not only have I developed valuable and practical skills for the future but I have also had the opportunity to make close friends.