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Charles Schwab

Operations Intern

June - August 2021 • Orlando, FL

What I liked

I really liked the work culture, the people at the organization were all really helpful and nice. I also liked the work I had and projects because they really impacted the department I was working in.

What I wish was different

I wish it had been longer and I had gotten the chance to see the office in person. The internship was done completely remote so I feel I lost out a little bit on that experience.

Advice

I would say to always ask questions and stay curious.
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Retirement Plan Services Intern

June - August 2021 • Richfield, OH

What I liked

Amazing culture, you get to network with a lot of people, access to the leadership team

What I wish was different

I wish it was a little longer

Advice

Make sure to participate in all the meetings and make sure to meet as many people as possible.
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Digital Services Intern

June - August 2020 • San Francisco, CA

What I liked

Incredible internship program with lots of structure and support for the intern. I had a blast and learned so much. There was so much development that occurred, professionally and personally.

What I wish was different

It would have been nice to have more opportunities built into the program for interns to interact and connect during quarantine (virtual events, etc).

Advice

Week 0: Write down some goals that you have for yourself for the internship. Week 1 - 3: Make a list of people to have informational interviews with and start scheduling and having those. (This is highly encouraged to be done during work hours.) Of course, all that should be done as you complete your intro tasks as an intern. Week 4-6: Continue to be a sponge and keep networking with your Schwamily and fellow Schwinterns. Week 7-9: Follow up with those informational interviews as the end of the internship is near. Have those conversations if you're interested in being hired full-time and finish the internship strong owning the impact you've made on the team. Overall: Be patient with learning and take ownership of every task, no matter how big or small.
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Marketing Intern

June - August 2020 • Denver, CO

What I liked

I had such a wonderful experience! The intern program was great snd allowed me to network with other interns in different areas of the company. We also got to learn a ton about Schwab, and meet so many amazing people. They provided us with every resource we could have needed and went above and beyond to make us feel welcomed. The people are amazing, I was lucky to have had the best team!

What I wish was different

I honestly don’t have any complaints! Because of the pandemic we were moved to being fully virtual. They did a great job adapting to this and still made us feel like Schwab team members. However, I do wish we got to do something in person!

Advice

Meet as many people as you can! Everyone is always willing to meet you for 30 minute one-on-one coffee chats and I really loved setting these up each week!
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Marketing Analyst Intern

June - August 2020 • Austin, TX

What I liked

Their flexibility, I worked 100% virtual. I felt very included, great culture

What I wish was different

I wish I could have moved to Austin and met everyone in person

Advice

Apply early and be quick on your feet.
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Strategy

June - August 2020 • San Francisco, CA

What I liked

Great internship experience with smart dedicated people working for a company with an amazing mission.

What I wish was different

It was tough being remote, but not a huge deal (due to COVID)

Advice

Learn as much as possible, always try to keep yourself doing something.
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Model Validation Intern

June - August 2020 • Denver, CO

What I liked

Scope of work was really interesting. My manager also took me under his wing in the validation process, allowing me to gain real world experience working on an actual validation of a major model. Schwab culture was also fantastic.

What I wish was different

Some of the general sessions were not as engaging, but I still enjoyed most of them.

Advice

Be engaged and actively try to learn
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