Internship

Internship

A Great Launch Built on Solid Ground

Internship at SIX – Your First Career Step

You have successfully completed your Bachelor’s or Master’s degree, or are about to graduate. Now you would like to have a look behind the scenes and put your theoretical knowledge to practical use.

If you are open and curious about others’ experiences and would like to develop yourself professionally and personally, then a six-month internship at SIX is just the thing for you.

Insights into Internships at SIX

Portrait of Thomas Naef

What did you study?
I completed my Bachelor’s in Business Administration at ZHAW in Winterthur.

What are your expectations of an internship?
I would like to add practical experience to the theoretical knowledge I gained from university. Being perceived as a fully-fledged member of the team, being permitted to take on responsibility, and being able to work on topics independently are things I appreciate. Ultimately, I also want to be able to determine whether permanent employment in this professional field is an option for me.

Why did you opt for an internship at SIX?
There is only one Swiss Stock Exchange. I did an apprenticeship at a bank, and am already familiar with this side of things. As a result of my internship, I understand the entire finance center even better.

How is your internship going?
The induction program was structured, and it was possible for me to get to know staff from different divisions. This helped me a lot in terms of understanding the interconnections. I’m doing my internship at the Swiss Exchange. The scope of work is very broad and multifaceted. For instance, I create client presentations for the product managers and valuate different shares. And I am responsible for a report that I create and send daily.

Has SIX met your expectations regarding the internship?
After just a few days my colleagues had completely integrated me in the routine. Since then, I have been working as a fully-fledged member of the team. During the last few weeks, I was permitted to attend events and was thus able to build a network for myself.

What do you think sets SIX apart?
SIX is an innovative employer. The staff is helpful, and working together is fun. I have a lot of freedom and receive feedback that moves me forward. The various courses I can take part in are great, for instance dealer training.

Portrait of Tanja Lanz

What did you study?
I completed my Bachelor’s in Business Administration at Zurich University in the summer of 2017.

What are your expectations of an internship?
In an internship I want to learn a lot. I would like to have a look inside different projects and take on responsibility. It’s important to me to be able to work on topics that have to do with day-to-day business. 

Why did you opt for an internship at SIX?
I looked all over. When I read the ad for the opening, I was especially interested in project management because it is important in many organizations. I became curious and wanted to have a better understanding of what was behind it all. I got along very well with the project manager and the team in the interviews. This is always an important aspect for me as well.

How is your internship going?
I am working on two different projects in the Financial Information business unit. One of them is in the start stage, the other is almost finished. This way I gain insight into the different project stages and support the co-workers here.

Has SIX met your expectations regarding internship?
I think it’s good that I can take on tasks that are important and that contribute to the company. And I’m learning a lot. For example, computer science was not my favorite subject at university. I have, meanwhile, discovered a whole new way of looking at databases. I see how they work in real life.

What do you think sets SIX apart?
We have a good team, and it’s fun working together with my co-workers. They involve me in everything. That’s what makes SIX a good employer for me, and I like coming to the office every day.

What are you taking away with you for your career future?
I have learned a lot in project management and have been able to grow and expand my professional and technical know-how.