Lukas is back, heading for a future career – could be you, apply!

Lukas is an intern in Investment Banking. Get to know him and hear about growing and "contributing to important projects". Apply for 2020 internships.

Meet Lukas – a familiar face! Lukas joined us as Spring Week intern last year, and now he’s back with us again, currently working as in Investment Banking in Stockholm in a so-called off-cycle internship. We’ve already introduced Lukas’ four fellow interns who have told about their backgrounds and expectations, and why they applied for an internship with us.

Before introducing Lukas, we just thought you should know that we have opened for applications for our Autumn Investment Banking internships as well as the Spring Week internship in Stockholm – you can apply here and now. Deadline is 1 March and 29 February, respectively. And now, let’s meet Lukas:

By Lukas Josefsson (22) – Investment Banking Advisory

I study B.Sc. in Financial Economics at the University of Gothenburg, and I’m currently an Investment Banking intern in Advisory in Stockholm.

Last year, I was a part of the Spring Week internship, which is an introductory programme to Nordea Markets and Investment Banking. During the week, we got to listen to presentations, practice on cases and meet with people working in different units. The Spring Week internship was not unit-specific, but allowed us to spend one day in different units within both Investment Banking and Markets units. In contrast, the off-cycle internships which I am part of now, allow you to join a specific unit and work on real projects and transactions for the entire duration of the internship.

After my Spring Week internship last year, I thought the Advisory unit seemed very interesting and I decided to apply for an internship the following year. During my time as an intern which spans over 10 weeks, I hope to become well-equipped for a future career within investment banking.

The best part about the intern job

Fun fact: I speak basic Mandarin (Chinese) after studying it during my recent exchange semester in Hong Kong.

My internship is in Advisory (i.e. corporate finance) and thus handles M&A and ECM transactions. Similar to the analysts, interns spend a lot of our time working with Excel and PowerPoint to create presentation material for projects and pitches. I also participate in internal meetings with the project team where we discuss the material, the progress, timetable, etc. Sometimes I also get to meet with clients.

The best part about the job is that you get to work on interesting transactions that are very important to companies and their owners, while also learning a lot along the way. Thanks to the Spring Week internship, I had a good idea about what to expect from the internship and I would say that my expectations were met quite well.

With regards to my future career aspirations, I want to use my interest in finance and business to help companies improve and realise their full potential, just like we do here at Nordea’s Advisory unit. So far, my experience has been great and I could definitely see myself working here in the future. The team is great and you feel that you are contributing to important projects. Time flies very quickly due to the work being very enjoyable and fulfilling.

Are you also interested in finance and investment banking?

Don’t hesitate – we offer three different Investment Banking internships this Autumn (10 or 20 weeks). The deadline is 1 March 2020. Apply here!

If you are a BSc 1 or BSc 2 student, you can apply for the Spring Week internship here and become one of our interns in Stockholm this May. The deadline is 29 February 2020.

Read about Lukas’ fellow interns Sara and Matilda and Hjalmar and another Matilda. Why not also take a look at what it’s like to work at the trading floor in Copenhagen and have a look at some of our previous blogs from the graduatesinterns in Oslo and the FFPs in Helsinki.

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