Computing student Simona Paraskevopoulou to take part in STEM Women event

Simona Paraskevopoulou

BSc Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence) student Simona Paraskevopoulou, currently undertaking her Industry Placement with Jefferies, will represent the company at a networking session for STEM Women‘s UK Graduate Careers event this week.

Since starting her studies at Kent, Simona has undertaken a variety at internships, starting with a week-long Technology Spring Internship at Morgan Stanley during her first year. That summer, Simona also completed a 12-week summer internship at Jefferies, during which she spent the first 6 weeks within the Infrastructure division, and the second 6 weeks working with the Information Security Department.

During her second year of her studies, Simona worked with Information Security as an Off-Cycle part-time intern for a year, balancing her studies with going to the company’s London office twice a week.

This academic year, Simona started her Industrial Placement with Jefferies, and spent the first months with Information Security. In January, Simona joined the Fixed Income IT team, and in a few months will move to the Equity IT team. Simona says: ‘I’m working in these different departments so that I can get experience across multiple technology divisions for my year-long placement, and the firm and I can evaluate where I perform best’.

‘I have been asked to support our firm’s networking session, and intend to provide my experience working for Jefferies so that prospective applicants can learn more. I will also share my insight into being a woman in Technology/Finance. The aim of our participation in this event is to increase our brand awareness and share opportunities available for the attendants’.

Further information about the Stem Women UK Graduate Careers event can be found here: