I thoroughly enjoyed the internship! RBC kept it as a 9-week programme even as other banks cancelled or cut theirs short due to covid-19, and used the first half of the internship for an in-depth mix of training which ensured I was able to get to know the other interns well. This training was quite unique, encompassing both traditional classroom based training as well as an "investment banking simulation" (this was very enjoyable but challenging) and other team-building tasks. Once I was "on the desk" with my team, the day-to-day work was very interesting, and I was given a lot of responsibility.
Loved this internship! It was a fantastic opportunity to grow not only technically but also personally. I was given real responsibility and had almost daily opportunities to network with senior colleagues. Every person I interacted with at RBC was so friendly and very welcoming, taking time to explain concepts in detail. You are definitely challenged and stretched however there is always a team or webpage that can help you. I would recommend this internship to anyone who is eager to learn more about the financial world.
I really enjoyed the programme. Although the Summer internship was completely online due to the sanitary situation, many group activities were organised at the beginning by the HR team to help us building relationships with the other interns. We were also introduced to RBC employees working in different teams. This has been an excellent way to arouse our curiosiy and initiate longer discussions in 1-to-1 call later on depending on our personal interests. Eventually, my experience on the desk was maybe a bit short but highly enriching. I was given various tasks so as to have the broadest possible view on their activities and process.
I thoroughly enjoyed the virtual internship experience that Royal Bank of Canada provided this summer. Despite the obvious challenges that COVID-19 presented, the internship was packed full of interesting and engaging experiences that provided opportunities for me to develop both personally and professionally. One of my personal highlights was the intern group project in which we were tasked to prepare and deliver a business plan outlining strategies to mitigate the risk COVID-19 presented to the theatrical sector.
The internship was divided into various interactive parts, which allowed me to not only develop my skills rapidly within the field, but also meet and learn from many people from around RBC Capital Markets. These factors combined ensured that the experience was both worthwhile and enjoyable. Despite the challenges of holding a virtual internship, I found it easy to connect and communicate with fellow interns and members of my team for social and work-related activities.
I enjoyed my internship a lot. It was a huge learning curve but there were numerous interesting and engaging tasks to do and great opportunities to network and socialise with other interns and employees. Despite the internship being online, I still feel like I got the most out of it although I would have loved to be in the office. RBC made an effort to encourage us to network by arranging virtual coffee chats and a lot of team building activities for the intern group. Overall it was a really fun experience.
The internship was very enjoyable as the interns were given lots of responsibility and challenges throughout the internship. We had the opportunity to work on a project together which focused on how the Bank could improve the way it functions virtually. It was a very stimulating and enjoyable experience to work with other talented interns. Despite the internship being virtual, I felt as though I got a lot out of the internship both in terms of technical skills and building my network.
I really enjoyed the virtual experience at RBC Capital Markets. Although our Summer Internship was supposed to be held physically, the team was very flexible in managing to shift the program entirely online despite the short notice. It is one of the only programs that managed not to cut the length of its internships and still succeeded in giving us interns a great opportunity to learn about the bank as a whole, then about our specific industry teams.
Fairly enjoyable, especially the trading simulation was a good idea. The other interns were very friendly and campus recruitment was always available to answer questions and support us. It was a great learning opportunity and all the managers valued learning. Most of the employees were always willing to provide support and arrange a call. I enjoyed the tasks and nothing really felt like a waste of time. I think it was the best way to learn about the industry in such a short time period.
I felt the enjoyment factor was higher than anticipated. This was due to a friendly and welcoming nature across the firm and a focus on valuing my interactions with the team and the department as a whole. The internship was well balanced and the social schedule provided a nice break from the office.
I really enjoyed my time at RBC Capital Markets within the Global Investment Banking Division. Everyday, I was working on something new, whether it was a live deal, a piece of analysis or attending a meeting. RBC Capital Markets provides an excellent learning experience for interns in an environment that supports collaboration and striving for excellence.
RBC offers the possibility to gain more than a working experience. The company invests in the candidate with training courses, networking events and social events. This is essential to learn more about the business, develop your knowledge but also to get to know employers from all over the firm in different divisions.
I genuinely really enjoyed the internship. The people at RBC were incredibly supportive and willing to help wherever possible. They were willing to give up there time to teach me technical aspects of the work. The internship was well organised with several division specific talks and presentations throughout the internship. The feedback system was also great.
Overall I really enjoyed the experience - Amplify is not a typical internship, in a sense that you don’t just sit at a desk everyday and work on small projects given by your manager - hence it’s much more fun and challenging at the same time. There was also a full-paid trip to Toronto involved, where my team and I pitched our project in front of RBC executives, and this certainly made the experience more memorable.