Great People and Culture with Industry-Leading Expertise

5.0
Position title
Equity Research Associate
Work term type
Internship
What was your monthly salary (before taxes)?
5,000 plus
How long was your work term?
4 months
Line of business
TD Securities
Where did the internship/co-op take place?
Toronto, Ontario
Work industry
Finance
Faculty
Business

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?
Good/Useful
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?

TD Securities is a team of great people with industry-leading expertise and a culture of diversity and inclusion. Everyone here is open-minded and supportive, and interns are treated in the same way as full-time employees.

As an equity research associate, I assisted the analyst in launching initial coverages and reporting during the earnings season. Some of the works included modelling, intelligence gathering, writing, joining meetings with company management and assisting clients.

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: 

Managers, regardless of their level, care about the employees. People managers for interns are especially supportive and generously provided mentorship and guidance.

In addition, the management team has a clear understanding of the business and act effectively at times of change, especially during COVID-19.

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?
All the time
Describe the office environment/culture.

TD's culture of diversity and inclusion is deeply integrated in every aspect of the business. People of different backgrounds and situations are equally respected and supported.

What are the benefits/perks of working here?
Employee discounts/rewards Financial bonus Flex time Social activities 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?
100%
Would you work at this employer full-time if offered a job?
100%
Why did you choose this employer for your internship/co-op?
Reputation Recommendation Work types Cultural fit Location