How to Apply

Application Process

Apply using our online application system

  • Visit our web site at and select the role for which you wish to apply.
  • Carefully read the job ad to see if we require any additional application material (essays, etc.).
  • Select on the role(s) you wish to apply for and click "Apply now."
  • Create a log-in (or log in if you already have an account).
  • Begin to fill out the application following the online instructions.
  • You might be asked to enter your GPA and results of standard tests (ACT, SAT, etc), so have this information readily available.
  • During the process, you'll be asked to provide a few separate documents. Documents should not be larger than 3MB, and can be provided in formats PDF, DOC, TXT, DOCX or BMP:
    • Your resume
    • A cover letter
    • Any additional documents (references, essays required, etc.)
  • Take your time and think carefully about your answers before submitting your application.
  • Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered make sure to continue to the very last page and submit your application.
  • We recommend that you submit your completed application well before the specified deadline.
  • Please note: If we will be holding interviews on your campus, apply through your Career Services Center by the resume drop deadline. In addition, you'll need to apply online via following the above instructions.

Application Deadline

If you attend a school where UBS recruits on-campus, you must visit your Career Services online system for posted deadlines. All others must apply by the deadline indicated on the job posting on the UBS web site. All summer internship postings will have deadlines on or before February 1, 2014.


Human Resources - Graduate Acquisition & Development
299 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10171


Candidates must be enrolled in a four year bachelor's degree, a master's degree, a Phd program, or international equivalent program. Undergraduates must have completed their junior year prior to the commencement of employment, and masters/Phd candidates must have one year of full-time studies remaining prior to joining. A strong GPA as evidence of academic success is required. We hire students from across academic disciplines. Our preference is for candidates to have the following skills:

  • Strong communication skills (both oral and written) and the ability to effectively interact with senior management and successfully communicate with and influence others
  • Strong analytical (math/financial) skills and attention to detail
  • Basic understanding of accounting and financial concepts (financial/managerial)
  • Intelligent, hard-working, self motivated, innovative, and strong interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in Excel and Word, Business Objects and Microsoft Access is a plus


We evaluate each candidate against seven core competencies, a term we use to describe professional qualities and business skills. We see these core competencies as essential building-blocks for success at UBS. The core competencies we assess candidates against are:

  • Problem analysis
    • Can you identify and analyze problems?
    • Do you select and use information in a structured way to recommend solutions that are logical, ethical and realistic?
  • Judgment and decision making
    • Do you select and use information to make sound and balanced choices?
    • Can you evaluate the risks of alternative options and make decisions in the face of ambiguity or incomplete knowledge?
  • Innovation
    • Can you generate new ideas and creative approaches?
    • Do you understand the need for change and challenge existing practices?
    • Can you demonstrate an appetite for continued learning and the acquisition of new skills?
  • Communication and impact
    • Can you convey information clearly, articulately and succinctly?
    • How do you influence others and make an impact through effective interpersonal skills and dynamic communication?
    • How do you challenge convention with tact, without being combative or confrontational?
  • Drive and commitment
    • Can you demonstrate the determination, effort and enthusiasm to deliver results?
    • Will you show initiative, originate action and consistently strive for excellence?
    • How do you overcome barriers, respond to failure and learn from criticism?
  • Teamwork and collaboration
    • Are you able to work collaboratively and support team members while pursuing personal objectives?
    • Can you encourage others to participate, listen to different viewpoints and work towards a consensus?
  • Planning and organizing
    • Are you able to organize your own work, manage your time effectively and stay focused on priorities?
    • Can you develop and monitor clear action plans with realistic deadlines and set time-scales that take available resources into account?
    • Can you amend plans to account for changes or unforeseen situations?
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