Great People & Culture- Great Learning Opportunity

Position title
Models Audit Intern
Work term type
What was your monthly salary (before taxes)?
5,000 plus
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
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?

As a Models Audit Intern I was responsible for reviewing model development and validation reports along with other documents to ensure compliance with the Enterprise Risk Policy. This internship gave me the opportunity to have a holistic view of the model's life cycle. Also, at TD I had all the support from my managers and colleagues which made me feel so welcomed to their team.

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

I had my internship during COVID and I worked remotely from home. I wish I had the chance to work in the office and get to meet people in person.

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: 

Keep up the great work! I especially like to appreciate TD's arrangement of the internships during Covid. Providing great work experience for students in the middle of a worldwide pandemic is extremely challenging and TD managed to do that so neatly and professionally.

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?
Describe the office environment/culture.

I did my internship remotely due to COVID. We did have regular team meetings to discuss different issues and socialize with colleagues.

What are the benefits/perks of working here?
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
Advice to future interns applying to this company? 

An internship or Co-Op at TD is a very valuable opportunity to make a connection between your academic knowledge and the actual practices in the industry.

Apply to the right role and leverage this opportunity to build your career. TD will be very supportive.