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4.9 of 5 stars

The best hands on learning experience that I could have gotten through an internship.
Denver, CO | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

I was treated like an employee and was given actual assignments and projects to work on. I had multiple mentors that I could go to for guidance. No one ever turned away when I needed help on anything. I met and made great friendships out of this internship.


Downers

It was hard to accomplish what we wanted to accomplish in 10 weeks.


Advice to Potential Interns

The internship flies by, go in with an open mind and ready to work. Make the best out of it, learn as much as you can, and network as much as you can. You are working on actual projects, so get involved and do not be afraid to ask for help.


Advice to Management

My department was great, there is nothing that they could have done to make this internship any better!


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.9 of 5 stars

Real work experience with clients, teammates, and the ability to learn about the whole organization.
Phoenix, AZ | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Co-workers, manager, open structure, everyone willing to help, great projects.


Downers

Nothing that I liked the least.


Advice to Potential Interns

You will enjoy your time in this open and inviting culture.


Advice to Management

The pay should be higher as it is pretty low compared to other internships.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

Worthwhile experience that can't be received in a classroom
San Francisco, CA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The environment was superior.


Downers

There was nothing that i didn't like


Advice to Potential Interns

Take advantage of all your resources that you have


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

Own your tomorrow!
Phoenix, AZ | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The culture of people was the best part of my intern experience.


Downers

I did not dislike anything about my internship.


Advice to Potential Interns

Make sure you are always selling yourself.


Advice to Management

More seating available.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.8 of 5 stars

Bank services reporting and analytics
Phoenix, AZ | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Networking


Downers

Hot arizona summer


Advice to Potential Interns

Xhoose schwab


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.3 of 5 stars

Applying knowledge learned in the classroom and applying it to real world situations while working with amazing coworkers.
Denver, CO | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Every single Schwab worker I met was unbelievably welcoming and helpful. I also really enjoyed the weekly learning objectives in addition to our own internship responsibilities.


Downers

I would have liked to learn more about other departments within the company.


Advice to Potential Interns

Try to see all the opportunities that the company has to offer, and be sure to say yes to every project that comes your way.


Sample Interview Questions

What are some of the specific functions you have used within excel.

Give me an example of a time when you have overcome an obstacle.


Advice to Management

The madcap summit should be shorter.


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Yes


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4.7 of 5 stars

Using data in order to advise strategic business decisions
San Francisco, CA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The best aspects of the internship were being treated as a full-time employee, accessing authentic data, and presenting my work to business partners.


Downers

I least enjoyed the lack of regular contact with my bosses. I would have appreciated weekly updates on my progress and advice on next steps.


Advice to Potential Interns

Schwab allowed me to expand my statistical skills and learn about the corporate environment.


Sample Interview Questions

My employer asked about my past project experiences.


Advice to Management

I would have appreciated a housing stipend due to the extreme housing prices in San Francisco.


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Yes


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4.4 of 5 stars

Great experience in an amazing environment surrounded by outstanding people
San Francisco, CA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Team, willingness of others to help, accessibility to all levels of company


Downers

some of the intern seminars


Advice to Potential Interns

this will be a great opportunity to get experience with a large financial services firm that is full of extremely intelligent/successful employees, all willing to share their experiences with you and be of any help


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Yes


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4.5 of 5 stars

Great intern program with opportunity for networking and learning about the corporate world.
Austin, TX | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Really get a chance to meet people in the company, who want to get to know you and help you in any way. A caring employer. A great way to see what working in the corporate world is like, and to get the opportunity learn a lot about the company.


Downers

This was the first year of the internship program, so some parts felt a little unorganized. However, I would expect this to be better next year.


Advice to Potential Interns

Take this opportunity, you won't regret it! You get to learn so much about the financial industry, personal wealth management, and get to see a lot of different aspects of the company. Plus, you get to meet a lot of really interesting people.


Sample Interview Questions

What are your strengths? When have you had to deal with a difficult group of people?


Advice to Management

The intern compensation should be more similar of a level in my opinion. I know some interns made $16/hour while others made $30+/hour. I don't this there should be this much disparity.


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4.3 of 5 stars

Great Company, Great Opportunity
Austin, TX | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The training, the learning sessions, the networking, the culture, just everything.


Downers

I thought that maybe some of the learning sessions could have been longer or at least more in depth with some kind of interactive activity.


Advice to Potential Interns

Just be open to the opportunity. Be flexible and willing to work.


Sample Interview Questions

Started with general questions about career interest. Moved on to more in depth questions regarding the actions of the job and just the ability to complete tasks and effectively communicate with all levels of management.


Advice to Management

Great job for the most part. Just more in depth with the learning sessions.


Would You Recommend

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