Business Systems Analyst Co-Op

Position title
Business Systems Analyst
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
Risk Management
Where did the internship/co-op take place?
Toronto, Ontario
Work industry
Cyber Security
Computer Science

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?
Very helpful
What did you like best about your internship/co-op? What type of work were you doing?

I enjoyed my opportunity to work in a real world Linux/AD environment. Interacting with various TD Bank employees to develop solutions for a myriad of technical requests while also following procedures taught me a lot about co-operating with people from different departments in the bank.

While at TD I was a part of the GIAM-TRMIS team, who are responsible for managing identities and different forms of access throughout the Bank.

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

Sometimes the work could become repetitive.

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: 

Everyone I interacted with was very friendly and kind. They were also very welcoming to any questions I had.

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.

Office is nice and quiet because everyone is focused, but there is the odd group conversation. Especially on Fridays.

What are the benefits/perks of working here?
Employee discounts/rewards Free coffee Social activities 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 Location
Advice to future interns applying to this company? 

Feel free to ask questions. Work hard and jump right into your duties, as experience is the best way to learn.