Summer Analyst - Capital Markets

Position title
Summer Analyst
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, ON, Canada, Ontario
Work industry

Work review

With reflection, was your first day well-structured and organized? 
Fairly Basic
Did the on-the-job training allow you to be successful in your role?
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?
Very helpful
What did you like best about your internship/co-op? What type of work were you doing?

This role is a huge learning opportunity into capital markets functions and businesses. I recommend this role to anyone who is curious about the markets, has an open mind towards working with a diverse caliber of experts, and is up for a role that is different every day. Type of work involved:

- Preparing company research and analysis for meetings

- Building and analyzing spreadsheets for a portfolio of projects to support firm-wide decision-making and communication to upper management

- Creating, modifying, and presenting slide decks, graphs, and charts to internal/external stakeholder groups

- Attending meetings with regulators and counterparts in New York, London, Sydney, and Hong Kong

Manager experience

Did your manager(s) provide you with support and coaching to be effective in your role?
All the time
All team members I worked with provided on-the-job training.
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 manager was one of the most experienced, supportive, and approachable managers I have ever met.

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?
Describe the office environment/culture.

The team was very professional. They valued knowledge sharing and preferred open communication. There were various social activities for the team, including welcome/farewell socials for the intern.

What are the benefits/perks of working here?
Free coffee Free products and electronics Social activities

Final notes

Did the internship/co-op experience match what was described in the job listing and interview?
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 Recommendation
Advice to future interns applying to this company? 

It is important to do your job well, but it is also just as important to take initiative of your own learning. Therefore, learn from your team, participate in firm-wide events, and read a lot.