8 Month Co-op Opportunity

Position title
RBC Co-op
Work term type
What was your monthly salary (before taxes)?
2,001 to 2,500
How long was your work term?
8 months
Where did the internship/co-op take place?
Greater Sudbury
Work industry

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?

I enjoyed networking with the individuals within RBC. This is extremely helpful as a business student finishing up school shortly. I enjoyed learning new things in a completely new industry, that will help me in getting a job post-graduation.

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

My least favorite part of my co-op was that it often interfered with my other school work. It would have been difficult to be doing a full-time co-op as well as going to school for 4 classes. Luckily, I only had to do one class with my co-op.

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: 

This co-op was an amazing learning experience, however, with the turnover of our ABM, it was difficult at times to seek guidance/help. Our community manager was an excellent help in this transition, however, it was not her role to look over my as a co-op student.

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?
All the time
Describe the office environment/culture.

RBC's organizational culture is extremely friendly and open. All staff were extremely helpful and pleasant, which made me feel included and welcome at all times. I had excellent mentors who trained me well.

What are the benefits/perks of working here?
Employee discounts/rewards

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?
Reputation Work types Cultural fit Location
Advice to future interns applying to this company? 

RBC is a wonderful organization to work for, that allowed me to put my school learned skills to test. At RBC, I was able to learn new skills, and network with tremendous colleagues. Overall, this was a wonderful experience that has given me a competitive edge over others coming out of school. This work environment fosters happiness and ongoing learning, which is all I could ask for in a job.