An unexpected and unforgettable summer with RBC...while working from home!

Position title
Sustainability Coordinator
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, Ontario
Work industry
Financial Services
Masters level (non-MBA)

Work review

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

My team and I form a trusting relationship very early on in my internship. They gave me responsibilities and support as soon as I join, and I become more confident of my contribution to the team. This made me felt that I was doing impactful work, and also excites me to come to work to tackle the next project every day.

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

Unfortunately it was a fully virtual internship! I definitely would like to work along side with my colleagues physically but due to COVID-19, it was a challenge to have that as an option. But I gladly know that RBC did a lot of preparation and commitment to ensure it worked for summer students.

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: 

I attribute great management as a big reason why I enjoyed working at my role. I felt that I was supported and they invested time and resources to me to make sure I get to develop skills I want and do projects that I am interested in.

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 meets virtually on a bi-weekly basis, to catch up and talk about each others' work. The bigger team does the same as well.

What are the benefits/perks of working here?
Flex time Social activities 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?
Just as advertised
Exceeded expectation! I accomplished more than what was on the job listing.
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? 

Be genuine and confidently showcase what skills and qualifications you have.