A successful Covid-19 Internship

4.0
Position title
Commercial Account Manager Intern
Work term type
Co-op
What was your monthly salary (before taxes)?
3,001 to 3,500
How long was your work term?
4 months
Where did the internship/co-op take place?
Quebec, Quebec
Work industry
Financial Services
Faculty
Business

Work review

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

What I liked best was the contact with commercial clients and the confidence that our managers and mentors gave use to push ourselves to our limits. Moreover, what I liked was the 80% of all the tasks that we did was determined by the time, skills and determination that we gave. One's CAM internship can be very different to someone's elses. Thats what makes this internship great in my opinion. We learn about ourselves, what tasks or challenges drive us and this gives us an idea of what role we might want to do in the future. Maybe an analyst role or solely the CAM role interests us after our internship, etc. Finally, RBC made sure our internships would not be cancelled and for that I am greatful. We all received great computers and hardware to work with.

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

What I least liked was exactly RBC's fault. Covid-19 complicated a lot this internship and doing some tasks was sometimes very hard at home. Moreover, not being able to see the whole team was difficult since I had a much harder time joining the team because of that matter.

Manager experience

Did your manager(s) provide you with support and coaching to be effective in your role?
Occasionally
Did you receive clear and actionable feedback from your manager(s) during your work term?
Occasionally
Did you feel comfortable asking your manager(s) questions, when needed?
Regularly

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?
Occasionally
Describe the office environment/culture.

The office culture was great. Never had I seen a team with that many highly achieving individuals. All were easy to approach and were willing to help me if I had questions. This One RBC culture was very present and I felt like I was in the right place with individuals that reflected my work ethic and my values.

What are the benefits/perks of working here?
Employee discounts/rewards Free products and electronics Social activities Subsided gym membership Tickets to entertainment events Work from home

Final notes

Did the internship/co-op experience match what was described in the job listing and interview?
Regularly
Would you recommend this internship/co-op to a friend?
100%
Would you work at this employer full-time if offered a job?
100%
RBC really struck me as a big family that was always there for one another and that pushed the team towards excellence.
Why did you choose this employer for your internship/co-op?
Reputation Recommendation Cultural fit Location Benefits
Advice to future interns applying to this company? 

If you apply for this internship, ask, ask, ask! Everyone has so much to offer and try to learn as much as you can during this short 4 months since it will all go by very fast!