PNC Pathways Summer Internship Program

4.4 of 5 stars Overall Intern Rating (157 Intern Reviews)

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5.0 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Working for a Bank is More Than Just Counting Money


Uppers

The people! Everyone that I worked with was so friendly and helpful. They all were more than happy to answer my questions about anything. I also was given really awesome projects - and nothing was just busy work. Everything that I did was important and crucial to the department that I worked in, and to know that I was trusted with all of that responsibility was not only exciting but also gave me the chance to prove myself.


Downers

All of the interns on my team were in the same building except for me. It honestly wasn't really even that big of a deal because there's a shuttle that I would take over to their building for team meetings.


Advice to Potential Interns

PNC is huge on networking. If you do not reach out to different people in your department, or even outside of your department for that matter, you are doing it wrong. I asked to meet with so many people just to talk to them about what their role in the company is and to tell them a little bit about what I was doing throughout my internship, and everyone was more than willing to meet with me!


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5.0 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Intern gains invaluable experience in the workplace he would not have recieved in shcool.


Uppers

The best aspects of the internship was actually being able to do something that will be used. Not jus busy documentation and writing. I was about to actually get into coding and I did it well.


Downers

I liked everything about the ienternship.


Advice to Potential Interns

The first week of your internship is crutial for showing to your peers and managers that you can take on more tasks. For me, I wasn't given any coding projects but I asked about how to get involved with the projects and once they saw that I was a very good coder, they gave me even more tasks to complete.


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5.0 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Learn Everything You Need To Know About Retail Banking, And Love Every Second Of It.


Uppers

The people I worked with. They were all great, and I will stay in contact with quite a few of them.


Downers

Waking up early every morning.


Advice to Potential Interns

Work hard, be open, and have a positive attitiude and everything will be fine.


Advice to Management

The independent project we needed to complete could have been managed better.


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4.9 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Insight into Banking


Uppers

Everyone was extrememly helpful and easy to work with. They made the interns feel welcomed and appreciated.


Downers

I did not like having to pay for my commute, but the stipend helped the expense.


Advice to Potential Interns

Do a lot of research on every area within PNC and find what interests you the most.


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5.0 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Became a valuable asset to a large corporation while creating the foundation of my initial business experience


Uppers

Wealth of knowledge and networking opportunities


Downers

I liked everything about the internship


Advice to Potential Interns

The more you put into the internship the more you will get out of it. There are ways to stay under the radar, so don't become complacent and bring 110% everyday.


Advice to Management

nothing


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5.0 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

A great way to expand your knowledge and gain insight into different areas of the financial service industry.


Uppers

I appreciated that I got exposed to many different areas of the bank and I was given ownership of the projects I completed. I was never bored and felt that my work had worth and benefit for my manager and team. I was trusted with important projects and brought along to client calls.


Downers

There isn't anything I didn't like about the internship.


Advice to Potential Interns

Make sure that you network and utilize the resources around you. Now is the best time to ask any questions and put yourself out there. I have learned that it is important to have a manager or mentor who is involved in your development and success as your experience is what you make of it.


Advice to Management

N/A


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4.8 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Real world experience


Uppers

The best aspect of my intenship was the people I worked with. They taught me many things and allowed me to gain exposure to real life experiences.


Downers

I did not get a chance to shadow more people. I wanted to familiarize myself with the different roles in the bank and did not get the chance to. This was good because I was too busy to do so, and bad because I wanted to.


Advice to Potential Interns

Do your research on the company. Learn about the line of business you are going to be interniing in. Determine whether the company is conservative, or non-conservative. Try your best to determine if the company value align with yours.


Advice to Management

Diversity: Not enough women or minority in upper management.


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Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Amazing experience to learn and develop skills


Uppers

The people I worked with, the experience I got, the real work I got to do, and the results I produced.


Downers

I really do not have any cons.


Advice to Potential Interns

Be positive, willing to learn and work hard, and strive to be a good team member and you should go far.


Advice to Management

The only thing I would suggest is starting the internship earlier in the summer.


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5.0 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

More than just a place to deposit your money, PNC offers opportunities in invesment banking, wealth management, and sales and trading.


Uppers

PNC has the benefits of operating like a boutique day to day and as a bulge bracket bank in terms of its role within the financial industry.


Downers

I think the recruiting process is somewhat flawed in that they interview for very different positions together. (retail banking and investment banking for example)


Advice to Potential Interns

Don't follow the crowd. Chasing the same banks/positions as everyone else just because everyone else is chasing those positions keeps you from exploring which opportunities are best fit for you which sets you back in the long run.


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5.0 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

The PNC Internal Audit Internship was an excellent opporunity to get hands-on experience in the Audit field


Uppers

Feeling like a part of the team, not just getting coffee or faxing documents. I performed many of the same tasks that the full-time employees performed, which made me feel like I as actually contributing.


Downers

Sometimes the work is tedious, but that is the nature of the beast which is audit.


Advice to Potential Interns

PNC has a great company culture, consisting of employees who really care about what they do, and inspire you to care as well.


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