TD Bank

Co-op Associate, Governance & Control

Position title
Co-op Associate, Governance & Control – Wealth Canada
Work term type
What was your monthly salary (before taxes)?
4,001 to 4,500
How long was your work term?
4 months
Line of business
Work industry
Financial Services

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 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 learned about what it takes to be successful at the highest level in a global financial institution. It is a challenging and rewarding place to work and requires focus, passion and drive. I was asked and able to contribute in several executive committee meetings and while my piece may not have been the driving force in any of them, it was exciting to see that I had made some impact and was recognized for my work.

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

The upsides that I listed above may be downsides if you are not up for the challenge of working for a business where everyone has high expectations and specific requirements. This company treats employees well and expects them to perform at a high level and if you are not willing to do so it will be difficult to succeed.

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?
Did you feel comfortable asking your manager(s) questions, when needed?
Open door policy
Feedback to management about the internship/co-op program: 

Within the co-op program, there were several social events including an evening at a Ping-Pong bar, multiple interesting lunch and learn afternoons as well as several unofficial events planned by the co-op students. On the whole, these events allowed us to connect on a more personal level with our peers; and also build our networks with the speakers at our lunch and learns. The social aspect of the program was well managed and I only wish there was more time for us to get to know each other.

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?
All the time
Describe the office environment/culture.

Everyone was friendly and warm, with people welcoming me in from day one and staying open and receptive to me all the way through. Everyone was interested in hearing about me and always willing to lend a hand, an ear or a smile if I needed them. Although we were all on great terms there were still spirited debates at times over both work and less pressing matters; and friendly competition throughout social events (team scavenger hunt, volunteer initiatives). Everyone was also willing to give their time to provide mentorship, advice or support.

What are the benefits/perks of working here?
Employee discounts/rewards Flex time Free coffee Free products and electronics Free prepared meals/snacks Social activities Subsided gym membership Volunteering day Work from home

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
Advice to future interns applying to this company? 

Be open and honest about your skills, ambitions and motivation from the start and if you are professional in your approach, personable and talented you will find a place to work here.