Position title
Cyber Threat Management Intern
Work term type
What was your monthly salary (before taxes)?
2,501 to 3,000
How long was your work term?
8 months
Line of business
TD Securities
Where did the internship/co-op take place?
Mississauga/Scarborough, Ontario
Work industry
Cyber Security

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?
Was okay
Was your work challenging and engaging?
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?

The best thing about this internship was that there was no micromanagement and you were always surrounded with people with great professional goals and even better work ethics. Working for TD I was able to work with experts in the field of cyber security and it has taught me a great deal about how cyber security is managed in one of Canada's largest banks. As a young graduate and someone with a lot of interest in IT I could not have asked for a better start then doing this internship with TD.

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

I feel like there should be a better training setup for the tools we use in our jobs, as a university student coming into work environment is challenging since you don't get that much exposure to technical hands-on work so perhaps getting some training or guidance at the start of your co-op term would allow better understanding. Since TD is such a large organization sometimes its difficult to grasp the whole bigger picture and though we did have town halls , weekly and monthly team meetings it was still hard to understand the end to end results so that was something I didn't like about my internship.

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?
Did you feel comfortable asking your manager(s) questions, when needed?
Open door policy

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?
What are the benefits/perks of working here?
Flex time Free coffee Office games (foosball, ping pong, etc)

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 Recommendation Work types Cultural fit Location Benefits Obligation