The Intern's Journal | Rahul Saini | BNY Mellon

Rahul Saini
Intern at BNY Mellon

Interviewed By: Anupam Mehrotra

Interviewer: Hello everyone, I’m Anupam, an associate at communiqué. And today we have Mr. Rahul Saini who has bagged an internship at BNY Mellon as an software Developer Engineer. Hello Rahul, first of all congratulations for the internship, how are you doing today?

Rahul: Hello Anupam! Thank you very much. I am fine, and you?

What was the general interview process for the companies you interviewed? Please mention the number of rounds and the nature of the interview process.

So I had 2 rounds of interviews : 1. Technical Interview - The interview started with a general introduction and then he asked me a coding question which I had to code live in front of him which was followed by some intermediate questioning at every level then he asked me some questions regarding my CV projects. 2. HR - This interview also started with a general introduction. Then he asked me about my CV projects. After that, he asked me about my general interest fields and it was an open discussion. He asked me some questions related to finance too.

Could you please list down questions you were asked in the different rounds? Puzzles, technical questions, or any other discussion in general that you think will prove to be helpful for students.

One DSA coding question regarding selecting two numbers from an array which have a constant sum. It was a fundamental question with a little twist in the time complexity and edge cases.

What are some of the FAQs in most companies that you faced and think students must definitely prepare for? More specifically, in the context of HR rounds.

For FAQs, it is advisable to solve the Leetcode and InterviewBit problems. Some of the questions might get repeated.

What are things students sitting for placements next year can do from now until December to maximise their chances of getting through a company in this sector?

For software profiles, they should definitely start Competitive Programming because that's an important skill to crack the coding rounds. In addition to this, they should start building their CV by adding some good projects because interviewers often ask about those CV projects.

How did your preparation for technical rounds evolve once you were shortlisted?

I tried solving InterviewBit problems and some Leetcode problems. This really helped me in my technical rounds because some questions were kind of similar to those I practiced from these platforms.

Thanks a lot for your suggestions. With this, the interview comes to an end. Alright Rahul, it was great talking to you and knowing your experiences and insights.

Thank You. It was a pleasure being interviewed.

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