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Capital Markets Compliance Intern

May - August 2021 • Toronto, Ontario

What I liked

The culture at TD was very diverse and inclusive. They were accepting of everyone regardless of age, gender, religion. The employees were extremely helpful and always giving you the opportunity to learn and grow.

What I wish was different

Since the internship was virtual, I didn’t get much chance to meet fellow interns and connect with them.

Advice

Compliance is no where what you think it is. It’s not all about rules but rather you are making sure that everything is up to date and all the employees are following upon their requirements. I am very glad to have the chance to work at TD, it is an exceptional firm to grow and start your career.
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Compliance analyst

June - July 2020 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Been able to gain more exposure to working for an environment akin to a law firm. This is very helpful for pre-law students like myself.

What I wish was different

Fixed my class schedule better

Advice

Be confident in interviews
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Sales & Trading Summer Analyst

June - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I came in knowing minimal about fixed income and sales and trading. I was challenged every single day and felt that I had a solid understanding of the markets by the end of the summer. I also liked that I was able to make so many connections during my time at TD, rotating through the several rotations.

What I wish was different

I wish I was able to pick my 3 rotations based on what I was interested in. Instead, they were assigned and unrelated to some of my interests.

Advice

Ask as many questions as possible and lean into the experience.
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Backend Software Engineer

May - August 2019 • Southlake, TX

What I liked

I loved the culture, the freedom, and the workplace!

What I wish was different

I wish I got a chance to do more engaging work but that’s to be expected for a first time intern!

Advice

When finding a job, focus on the culture and the people, not just the kind of work you would be doing. It was fun to go to work everyday, and that’s what you want to aim for.
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Software Engineer

June - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I really liked the structure of the program. We had several events that were for the interns or the interns were invited to: Charity Event, Yankees Baseball Game, Charity Auction, Lunch and Learns, Happy Hours, etc. The work, feedback loop, and evaluation criteria for Full-time was also very structured. I enjoyed this and I learnt a lot about the industry and what I want after graduation.

What I wish was different

I wish I had selected a different team. Although, I could never have known that. I don't think the quant team at a sell-side Investment Bank is the most interesting aspect. The technologies we used were old and the problems we were solving were not novel.

Advice

Structured internship programs are great in many capacities. Rarely do I think they are not worth it as a college student.
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Analyst (Investment Banking)

June - July 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I enjoyed the fact that it was a rotational program which showed me different aspects of investment banking and highlighted what I like the most.

What I wish was different

I wish it was a little longer. The program was 8 weeks long and each rotation was 2 weeks, which prevented me from learning as much as I could have or getting intense, live experience.

Advice

If trying to get an investment banking internship, network relentlessly. Even once in the position, it is important to get to know as many people as possible both within and outside of your team, so that you have optionality in terms of return offers
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Analyst (Investment Banking)

June - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I had a great summer gaining real-world experience in investment banking. I enjoyed not only the work, but also the people I worked with. I grew tremendously as a person and as a professional.

What I wish was different

There was a very steep learning curve so I wish I had material to prepare with before my summer began.

Advice

Never underestimate the value of mentorship.
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Sales and Trading Summer Analyst

June - August 2017 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Great training, environment, and people. I was able to talk to an MD of a desk by just turning around. The rotational program was an excellent opportunity to learn about markets and fixed income sales and trading. Also Covered F/X and DCM.

What I wish was different

Advice

Be ready to hit the ground running and ask a lot of questions.
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Summer Investment Banking Analyst

June - August 2017 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Great culture, very supportive co-workers/employers

What I wish was different

Learning experience wasn't great. Definitely felt and wished I had been working on more live deals and getting exposure.

Advice

Do your best on the job and plan accordingly for future exit opps.
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