So, you’ve got the curiosity and courage necessary to leave your home country and get a degree in the States and experience it all. But now you’re ready and willing to return back home. If you’ve got the entrepreneurial spirit, ambition to advance quickly, and desire to jumpstart a career in finance, then we’ve got good news for you: Your job doesn’t have to begin on Wall Street.
For those students who came over from Asia to study, you should consider starting your career back home in Asia.
Believe it or not, J.P. Morgan allows you to hit the ground running back in your home countries in Asia! To help you get started, here are five reasons why you should consider pursuing an internship or early-career position with J.P. Morgan in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region.
#1: Become A Key Player In An Entrepreneurial Culture (While Securing A Killer Post-Grad Job)
In case you’re not entirely familiar with APAC, it’s one of the most diverse regions in the world with a ton of unique languages and cultures, accelerated growth, and new opportunities. Internships and graduate opportunities are available across places like China, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, South Korea, India, and the Philippines. With some of the world’s leading financial hubs in addition to high-power emerging markets, the region requires leaner, more versatile, and high-performing teams to provide impactful solutions to clients across industries.
Working in one of the APAC divisions, you’ll be on a smaller team where you’ll have meaningful responsibilities early on. Your voice and work will not only be heard but genuinely valued at roundtable discussions with all tiers of leadership—even as a junior analyst or working as an intern. This means proving yourself with real work and building relationships that can lead to full-time offers and promotions. These summer analysts become an essential part of the team, so converting the interns to full-time roles after graduation is a top priority for the APAC offices.
#2: The Same Great Training (Plus APAC-Specific Skills)
One of the reasons J.P. Morgan produces top talent is their elite global training program in NYC. It’s no different for starting analysts and associates in their APAC teams. You’ll be trained in the heart of global finance alongside other new analysts and associates from programs in other regions around the world, meeting senior leaders from the organization and building a great network along the way.
After the global training program, the increased exposure you’ll get to senior mentors and new businesses in APAC will make you a strong talent in a high-growth region.
#3: See More, Do More, Gain Exposure
Because financial markets are so globally connected, you’ll need to learn how to work alongside colleagues all around the world on the same project. And there’s no better place to learn than at J.P. Morgan. The firm has been an established global organization for over 140 years, across more than 100 markets.
In Asia, the exposure to different businesses is much broader compared to more mature markets in the U.S. and Europe where coverage is more specialized. You’ll have opportunities to travel to attend conferences, work out of regional offices, and meet with clients in other countries.
#4: Work With And Learn From Diverse Clients
Since J.P. Morgan is present in more than a dozen APAC markets, you’ll have access to a variety of different conferences, presentations, meetings, and—most important—diverse cultures. In each region, the regulatory regimes are different and the way that clients do business is different.
You’ll learn to fully understand the needs of diverse clients, find solutions for each of them, and then learn to navigate regulatory and state-influenced aspects of doing business in each region. These are extremely desirable skills that will help to boost your recognition in the workforce.
#5: Life Beyond Work In Asia
Living and working in Asia is more dynamic and fulfilling than you think—your lifestyle will include a mixture of different cultures, foods, and a variety of ways of doing business. You’ll be close to many central and key locations, with a ton of accessible travel opportunities for holidays and vacations.
Ready to pack your bag and head back to Asia?
Check out these networking events and information sessions to meet the J.P. Morgan APAC team traveling to the States. Make sure you apply for a spot by September 16, 2018 (just click the bullet to see the application).
If you’re already sold and want to get a head-start on these exclusive programs for 2019, then check out the following links to apply directly through JPMC’s applicant portal.
- Global Investment Banking Opportunities
- Markets Opportunities
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