Highly recommend

Position title
Co-op, Mergers and Acquisitions
Work term type
What was your monthly salary (before taxes)?
3,501 to 4,000
How long was your work term?
4 months
Where did the internship/co-op take place?
Toronto, Ontario
Work industry
Financial Services

Work review

With reflection, was your first day well-structured and organized? 
Went smoothly
Did the on-the-job training allow you to be successful in your role?
Very helpful
Was your work challenging and engaging?
Loved coming to work
The projects you worked on, did they give you valuable experience toward your career goals?
Skills for life
What did you like best about your internship/co-op? What type of work were you doing?

The team at BDO gives their co-op's a chance to succeed and truly tries to help their development. Senior level staff is understanding of students future goals and will actively try to help them grow. With the M&A team, I was able to work on projects from start to finish, sourcing potential buyers, building financial models and analyzing data.

What did you like least about your internship/co-op?

Remote work is not as enjoyable as in-person experiences, however, given the circumstances BDO made this experience as smooth as possible.

Manager experience

Did your manager(s) provide you with support and coaching to be effective in your role?
All the time
Did you receive clear and actionable feedback from your manager(s) during your work term?
All the time
Did you feel comfortable asking your manager(s) questions, when needed?
Open door policy
Feedback to management about the internship/co-op program: 

Excellent program, would highly recommend

Social experience

To what degree did the team make you feel welcome, included and valued?
Like family
How often were there opportunities to participate in social activities with your colleagues?
Describe the office environment/culture.

Driven team with many members having been co-ops themselves. Always very welcoming and willing to give feedback.

What are the benefits/perks of working here?
Work from home

Final notes

Did the internship/co-op experience match what was described in the job listing and interview?
Just as advertised
Would you recommend this internship/co-op to a friend?
Would you work at this employer full-time if offered a job?
Why did you choose this employer for your internship/co-op?
Advice to future interns applying to this company? 

Make the most of it, show that you care about the company and make an effort to get involved. If done right, you will learn more in 4 months than in 4 years at school.