The Dream Job: Working for Deutsche Bank

@Edgardo Schiena

Banks such as Deutsche Bank in this case, are constantly involved in recruiting IE students for long and short-term internships and full-time employment contracts.

The expansion of the Finance sector worldwide, especially in the last past years, has pushed more and more students to undertake the Bachelor in Business Administration globally. Currently, at IE University, BBA holds the biggest number of students on campus, including the dual degrees BBA/LLB and BBA/BIR. The Finance sector is currently the preferred choice of graduates for their professional careers; just in the Class of 2016, 29% of the graduated students decided to work in the finance sector, including banks such as J.P. Morgan, Deutsche Bank, HSBC and Societé General among others.

IE University’s implementation of resources fortifying the importance of the finance sector in their academic agenda also plays a vital role in the statistics cited above. Banks constantly organize on and off campus events and regularly invite our students to attend to them, experts and professionals in the finance sector organize “Careers in Finance” sessions for IEU students and also offering a vast amount of resources in the Career Portal, such as interview preparations and tests, for students that are specifically preparing recruitment process in the finance sector.

Banks such as Deutsche Bank in this case, are constantly involved in recruiting IE students for long and short-term internships and full-time employment contracts, as for example Aitor Sodupe Santos, a soon-to-be 5th year student of the Dual Degree Bachelor BBA/BIR who is currently attending a summer internship in Barcelona. We had the privilege to interview him regarding his experience until this point, about the admission process and what it takes to work for such a prestigious bank.


What does it mean for you to have this opportunity to have this internship in Deutsche Bank?

I am glad to have this opportunity at this global bank. I am really interested in investment banking and Deutsche Bank’s international opportunity for graduate students.
IE University offered a three-month internship to me. I am a Dual BBA+BIR student interested in investment banking and consultancy, therefore I think it is a good opportunity to spend this summer working with Deutsche Bank.


How did you come to know about this internship opportunity?

I got the opportunity to do this internship thanks IE University’s Talent & Careers department. I applied in February. There were three rounds and a final interview. The first round was a phone interview. The second one was a group dynamic at the Madrid headquarters. Third round included answering some personal and ethical questions on their web created for the internship. Finally, in May I came to Barcelona to attend the last interview. I had the interview with the director and vice director of Plaza Cataluña’s Deutsche Bank.


What is the position you are currently covering? What will your tasks and objectives be for the next upcoming months?

I am covering an intern position, learning the everyday work at Deutsche Bank.
My tasks include customer support, archive, bank, learning internal banking products, payments and internal charges, transfers…


What are you looking forward to learning throughout this internship?

I am interested in the banking sector. I would like to finish my Dual Degree at IE University and try to achieve a position at one of the top firms. Deutsche is one of my options, as they offer a graduate rotatory program in London and Madrid, and that is why I decided to do this three-month internship


Do you have any tips or advice for future students looking for internships or jobs in the banking world, especially for world-renowned banks such as Deutsche Bank?

I would recommend future students to apply early and do all steps on time as well as to have a good knowledge of languages and be passionate about the firm you are applying to. Indeed, renowned banks such as Deutsche bank are really focused on their culture.


Aitor Sodupe Santos is just the last proof of how hungry the finance sector becomes every day for young and innovative students. Surely it is a sector that will increase even more in the future, and surely IE University will always do the best in order to prepare the students who are interested in finance for what will be waiting for them in the real world.