Summer Analyst at Royal Bank of Canada

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Duration
Virtual Experience
Region
London
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4.4/5

About You
4.4
The Company
4.4
Everything Else
4.5

Role Description

-Prepare reconciliations -Analyse balance sheet and statement of profit and loss for the various asset classes -Post journals

About You

1. To what extent did you enjoy the virtual experience?

I was learning new things every day with a mix of different activities such as classroom-based learning, group hackathon and on-desk allocation. Although it can be slightly overwhelming at the beginning, i enjoyed it a lot.
5 /5

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2. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?

It was very easy to reach out to others within the bank and everyone was very friendly and willing to help whenever I had any questions or trouble working through my tasks. Useful feedbacks were also given consistently.
4 /5

3. How much guidance/support did you receive during the virtual experience?

The support given was phenomenal, especially when the interns had problems using the online communication platform. The IT team was always available. Besides, my team and the HR team gave a lot of reassurance over the 2 months and they were constantly encouraging us to ask any questions that we had without feeling intimidated.
4 /5

4. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and information you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?

This internship definitely helped boost my confidence in terms of reaching out for help and advice as this habit was highly encouraged by almost everyone I met in the bank. Besides, I learned how to handle pressure better in terms of juggling my different tasks at the same time. My presentation skills also improved significantly as the interns were required to present quite a few times which I think was very helpful.
5 /5

The Company

5. How well structured was the virtual experience?

It was extremely well structured as it consisted of a good balance of classroom-based learning, group activities and on-desk allocation. I managed to communicate well with my fellow intern friends as well as my team and others from the other departments through calls and email chats.
5 /5

6. How was the general atmosphere during your virtual experience?

It was really positive because everyone was very friendly and nice. RBC gave me the impression of being able to work in a "family-like" environment which I enjoyed a lot.
5 /5

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7. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?

We were invited to various meetings, not just the one with our teams, but also introduction calls with other department heads so that we were able to understand what they do better. My manager also invited me to calls in which they discussed about their new upcoming projects even though I wasn't part of it. This made me feel valued and I was able to get a better overview of their job scope.
5 /5

8. To what extent did the virtual experience help you to understand what it would be like to have a full time role with the company or firm?

I was given real tasks to do on an everyday basis although it may seem trivial to my team. However, I was able to have a better grasp of what their daily, weekly and monthly routine were. The finance team also gave briefings to the interns on what they do by scheduling training calls with us on a daily basis so I was being kept busy throughout the whole internship.
4 /5

9. How much did the virtual experience help you in understanding the company culture?

I managed to get a very good understanding of RBC's culture during this internship whereby they work alongside one another with very positive energy. Everyone was super approachable and communication among the employees was surprisingly very efficient although working virtually can be seen as daunting for some people.
5 /5

10. How valuable was the content in helping you to decide on your future career path?

The working culture and people in RBC made me realize how important it is to be working in a positive and "family-like" environment. This gave me the reassurance that I want to work in RBC. Besides, I was also given the opportunity to learn how and what does the finance team really does and I enjoy doing what I did when I was interning. Hence, these two are the main factors of me choosing my future career.
4 /5

Everything Else

11. Were you paid or reimbursed adequately for this experience?

We were given our monthly salary, as well as extra allowances for settling down in London and equipment that will help us work better from home.

12. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees of the company or firm?

The opportunities to meet and network with others were excellent as the HR and Finance team scheduled various different training calls with the heads of different departments, even outside of the finance department so that the interns are able to ask questions and understand their work better.
4 /5

13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

Phenomenal. We had calls set up almost every day towards the end of our internship. We were given the opportunity to network with the top management people and ask whatever questions we had in mind. Besides, we were also encouraged to reach out to whoever we are interested in and set up our own meetings during our own free time which I did and it helped a lot as well.
5 /5

14. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?

Yes, we were given introduction calls about their non-work initiatives and their employee resource groups. We had the choice to join whichever groups that we are interested in.
4 /5

15. Would you recommend this virtual experience to a friend?

Definitely, I have been recommending this to my juniors as I thought it really was a fun and eventful experience.
5 /5

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