Getting to know everyone in the office, learning all about the economy and the markets, focus they put on investing in the younger people in the office and helping you understand complex concepts
Very high pressure environment in the case that you make an error, very long hours
Advice to Potential Interns
JP Morgan offers an incredible internship program that allows you to really get to know the industry and teaches you SO much about finance. For example, every week we would have market drills every week where the leaders would choose a different topic and ask us questions about readings/questions they would send out the day before for us to research.
Advice to Management
"Face time" may not be the best way to evaluate someone's commitment/dedication.