What I enjoyed best about my internship is my opportunity to work on large, complex projects that not only tested my quantitative skills, but forced me to think like a leader, and approach problems strategically.
The internship had no downsides. I was given autonomy, my manager was flexible, trusted in me completing my work on time, and regularly coached me on my performance.
I had a great time with how encouraging the management was with all the summer student social activities. They knew that a big part about the internship was networking, attending students event, and being a part of the broader RBC ecosystem.
The culture was friendly and at the same hard-working. Deadlines were expected to be met, but any confusions, concerns, or questions were immediately answered and I was never made to feel like I could not raise concerns or ask for clarity in my duties.
When applying to RBC, I strongly suggest meeting/speaking with hiring managers before accepting an offer to ensure that the day-to-day responsibilities will match your expectations. If you do not like the work you do, you will not enjoy coming to work, and both you and the employer will have a more negative experience. Sometimes work gets difficult, and you have to do unpleasant due diligence when working with a project, which is okay, and part of the learning process, but overall, the broader expectations that you have and that the role entails need to be aligned.