Our Summer Analyst Program (SAP) provides students with a challenging, well-rounded and inspiring experience.
More than 5,200 students applied to BNY Mellon’s Summer Analyst Program (SAP). Using a highly selective approach, we extend offers of a returning internship or direct hire opportunity to almost 60 percent of SAP participants. Students participated in formal interest surveys and were able to interview with up to three of BNY Mellon’s business lines in a centrally managed process through our campus team. We redesigned the SAP to include greater focus on both financial/technical training (e.g., Financial Markets, Excel), as well as leadership/professional development training (e.g., executive presence, networking). Structured mentoring circles and individual mentoring programs, biweekly senior speaker series and webinars, and formal and informal networking events helped round out the program.
Here’s what some SAP participants had to say:
“It’s been an amazing experience I am truly grateful for. I have networked with so many great people, and it has been a privilege to work for BNY Mellon and learn about the financial industry. I would love to pursue a career within the company in the near future and learn more about the different divisions that BNY Mellon offers.”
“Many organizations have global summer programs. Where BNY Mellon differentiates itself is in the way the program truly feels 'global.’ There are extensive opportunities to gain exposure to co-workers across business lines and across operating regions. Industry-specific knowledge is shared, not only at a local scale, but through international collaboration among offices.”
“I’ve been really surprised by the dynamic environment here at BNY Mellon. Working in the Pittsburgh Innovation Center, there is a level of openness, collaboration, and technological innovation that I don’t think is typically associated with banking. I think this goes a long way in combating the boring-banking stereotype, as well as directly competing with the allure of technology companies.”
“I got so much support from BNY Mellon and, in particular, my manager on furthering my career development! I expected to work for BNY Mellon and to invest a lot of time in them. However, they also invested a lot of their time and effort in me!”
"Everyone has heard the horror stories about the intern that goes on 20 coffee runs a day, has their office in the copy room because that’s all they do, or has that boss who always looks over their shoulder. Well at BNY Mellon, I’m thankful to say it’s nothing like that. The thing that surprised me the most about this internship actually was how much freedom I was given. I never went on a single coffee run, made a single copy, and never felt micromanaged. My relationship with my manager has made me enjoy my work environment.”
"I think all of the classes that were offered are lessons that will stay with me for the rest of my career. Learning a few Excel tricks to springboard an analysis or how to really craft a storyline behind a presentation are valuable lessons that help diversify me as business professional. My time at BNY Mellon has also taught me to keep a vigilant eye on the support system that comes with your prospective team. If you can create a support system and surround yourself with people who push and believe in you, you can accomplish great things.”