Executive Q&A from Credit Suisse (Asia)
Which businesses offer internships and full-time roles?
Credit Suisse offers roles in Private Banking, Investment Banking, Asset Management, Information Technology, Operations and Shared Services, including Finance and Risk Management. Not all regions offer the same internship or full-time opportunities, so please check the website of the region in which you are interested to learn more.
How do I find out more about Credit Suisse’s lines of business?
You may learn about our businesses by visiting the Business Areas page on our Web site.
Can I apply to more than one business area?
Yes, candidates may apply to up to three areas that may include a combination of different businesses and locations.
Can I apply for more than one area within a line of business?
Yes, but this varies by region and business, so please discuss your interests with your recruiter before applying.
Which countries and regions offer internships and full-time career opportunities?
Globally, we offer the majority of our internships in our core offices: Geneva, Hong Kong, London, Mumbai, New York, Paris, Pune, Raleigh, Singapore, Tokyo, Wroclaw and Zurich. However, we also offer roles in more than 40 other offices around the world, depending on the line of business. Deadlines vary by program and region, so please check the location and region in which you are interested.
Please visit our Locations page for more information.
Can I apply to different regions?
Where can I learn about your internship programs for undergraduate students?
You can learn about the internship programs that we offer by attending recruitment fairs, inquiring with your campus career office, attending an on-campus event, and visiting our website.
Our internship programs vary by region. If you are interested in doing an internship in Asia Pacific, please visit our Asia Pacific regional page to read about what we offer. If you are interested in another region, please visit the relevant regional page on our site.
From what academic disciplines or majors do you recruit for internship programs?
We accept applicants from all disciplines and degree majors.
How long is the summer internship?
Our summer internship programs typically last three months.
What courses/major do you recommend I pursue if I am interested in a career with an investment bank?
In addition to your required coursework, make sure the other courses that you take demonstrate a diversity of intellectual interests and challenges. Courses in math, economics and other quantitative areas are good to take if you are interested in working in one of our core businesses such as Investment Banking, Private banking or Asset Management.
What qualities do you look for in candidates?
Our employees have a wide range of experiences, interests and degrees. Whatever your background, you’ll need to be:
- A critical thinker with excellent problem-solving skills
- A leader who engenders loyalty, assumes responsibility and mobilizes others
- A proactive self-starter who achieves significant results
- A supportive and adaptable team member who can build strong relationships
- An articulate communicator who also recognizes the importance of listening
- A contributor who is principled and committed to the highest standards of ethical behavior
What academic qualifications do you require for full-time Analyst and Associate positions?
Our full-time Analyst program requires a bachelor’s or master’s degree or the equivalent. Our full-time Associate program requires an MBA or equivalent from a top business school and several years of work experience. Candidates for the Quantitative programs should have or be working towards a Ph.D., or a double master’s in a quantitative field.
How shall I prepare for an interview?
Know the requirements of the position, which you may obtain from a recruiter. It’s a good idea to read the financial press to be current on the industry and market trends. Learn about the bank by reviewing the information on our website, reaching out to your networking connections, and through your own research.
How many rounds to interviews will I have to attend?
You may expect two to three rounds of interviews with one to two mid-level and/or senior bankers at each round. Some positions may require additional rounds.
What kind of career development does Credit Suisse offer?
All new hires receive initial classroom and on the job training specific to their line of business. Additionally, our internal training Talent Development program offers more than 8,000 programs for ongoing education throughout the course of your career with us, from Analyst programs through leadership and soft-skills training programs for senior executives such as Managing Directors. Finally, we offer mentorship programs and employee networks to provide ongoing guidance and support throughout your career.
Are there opportunities to work in other areas of the bank or abroad?
Yes, Credit Suisse has a robust internal mobility program for which employees are eligible after one year of employment. We encourage cross-business and regional mobility to help our employees’ ongoing development and keep them engaged and excited about their work at the firm. Last year, more than 4,000 Credit Suisse employees took advantage of mobility opportunities.
Credit Suisse (Asia) Quick Links
- Credit Suisse (Asset Management Division)-North America-Investment Banking
- Credit Suisse (Europe)-Europe-Investment Banking