Amazing Experience

Position title
Credit Analyst Intern
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?
Ottawa, Ontario
Work industry

Work review

With reflection, was your first day well-structured and organized? 
Very impressed
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?

I thoroughly enjoyed almost every aspect of my internship but what I liked the most was the willingness of everyone I encountered to teach me something, everyone I spoke to was very passionate about what they do. My role included inputting financial information, analyzing quality of lending requests, updating technical information.

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

I least enjoyed the work from home aspect, however considering the circumstances BMO was more than accommodating of our needs and made the transition as smooth as possible for us.

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?
Did you feel comfortable asking your manager(s) questions, when needed?
Open door policy
Feedback to management about the internship/co-op program: 

My direct manager, training manager and mentor provided more support than I could possibly expect during my work term. I felt comfortable asking any questions that came up and through training, I felt prepared to fulfill all the expectations of my role.

Social experience

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

Although we were in a work from home situation I was frequently invited to workshops and events that gave me the opportunity to interact with colleagues socially.

What are the benefits/perks of working here?
Employee discounts/rewards Free products and electronics Paid vacation time Social activities 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? 

Put yourself out there and apply to any role that interests you. Make an effort to get to know the person interviewing you and the expectations of the role. Be open minded and willing to work hard.