Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Barclays Visit

Monday, August 1st took the group into London for an afternoon learning about Barclays and their internship program.  We headed to the company headquarters located on Canary Wharf.  There, we met with the CEO (and Carleton alum), John Winters, who talked candidly about his experience in the banking industry and his progression from student to CEO.  We also met with a group of current Barclays interns (among them current Carl, Tom Singell) who outlined the internship program and the skills they've gained during their time with Barclays.

The Barclays Canary Wharf headquarters (photo courtesy of Wikipedia)
Following the presentations, it was time for some refreshments in the stunning atrium overlooking Canary Wharf.  Students had a chance to mingle with the current interns, meet some other Barclays employees and nibble on delicious hors d'oeuvres, all while enjoying spectacular views.

Mingling with the interns and employees

The beautiful view from the atrium

Any future interns?
Our visit certainly piqued the interest of a number of students in the Barclays Internship Program, gave them an opportunity to think about post Carleton opportunities, and a glimpse of where serious dedication has taken some fellow Carls!

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