My second family!

Position title
Intern, Summer Internship Program, Investor & Treasury Services
Work term type
What was your monthly salary (before taxes)?
1,000 to 1,500
How long was your work term?
4 months
Where did the internship/co-op take place?
Oakville, Ontario
Work industry
Financial Services
Applied Economics

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?
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 really loved my work. On a daily basis i would be responsible for the valuation of securities such as bonds, equities, derivatives, etc. I would do this by using multiple types of software such as Bloomberg. In turn, this provided me with invaluable experience that can be used in the future.

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

How disconnected I felt from my team. They never used webcams on our calls because they were so busy all the time!

Manager experience

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

Absolutely loved my summer experience, I was super close with the intern cohort and had so much fun. Mairi Coté worked insanely hard to make sure all of the interns had an enjoyable experience!

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.

Very welcoming, supportive and fast-paced!

What are the benefits/perks of working here?
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 Cultural fit
Advice to future interns applying to this company? 

Keep an open mind and be open to learning new things! You get what you put in.