Pathways Diversity Award Program

Interested in a career in Banking, Business & Client Services, Capital Markets Technology, or Global Markets? If so, the RBC Capital Markets Pathways Diversity Award Program might be for you. Use the filters below to learn more about your region’s Pathways program.

Bell iconThe application period for the 2022 RBC Pathways Diversity Award Program is now closed. Interested in applying in the future? Register your interest here.

RBC Capital Markets Canada Pathways Diversity Award Program

RBC Capital Markets is committed to fostering workplace diversity. RBC Pathways aims to recognize and reward outstanding undergraduate students studying full-time at a Canadian university or college who identify as Black and/or as Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit, Métis) peoples of Canada and who are passionate about pursuing a full-time career in Investment Banking or Global Markets.

RBC Pathways Award recipients earn an offer to join the RBC Capital Markets Summer Analyst Program in Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, or Vancouver (in Business & Client Services, Global Markets, or Investment Banking) and a $10,000 award at the start of their internship.

Successful candidates benefit from:

  • An offer of paid employment for a Summer Analyst internship with RBC Capital Markets in Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, or Vancouver in either Business & Client Services, Global Markets, or Investment Banking
  • CAD $10,000 award at the start of your internship
  • Executive sponsorship – insight, support, and guidance from a trusted senior leader – as well as summer mentors to help you navigate the organization and guide your career
  • Ongoing training, networking, and social opportunities to expose you to the many areas within RBC Capital Markets and to provide a comprehensive understanding of our organization as well as the finance industry
  • An invaluable peer network of driven, ambitious like-minded young professionals

Eligibility

Please read the following eligibility requirements and application instructions carefully before submitting; incomplete applications will not be accepted.

  • You are an undergraduate student who is and will be enrolled full-time at a Canadian college or university
  • You have a strong academic record, and a graduation date between December 2022 and Spring 2023
  • You identify as Black and/or as an Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit, Métis) person of Canada
  • You have a demonstrated interest in Capital Markets through varied extra-curricular participation
  • You possess a genuine passion for a full-time career in Capital Markets upon graduation (i.e. business and client services, global markets, or investment banking)
  • You are able to join a full-time summer internship running May to August 2022, after which point you would continue your full-time undergraduate studies in September 2022
  • You are a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident of Canada, or are legally eligible to work in Canada for any employer until, and including, September 2022

Application Requirements

To submit a complete application, please prepare the following three items as one PDF file and submit under the “resume” section of the online application system:

  • Your updated, one page resume including your cumulative GPA
  • Your one page cover letter explaining your demonstrated interest in a career in Business & Client Services, Global Markets, or Investment Banking at RBC
  • Your official or unofficial transcripts of your academic records from undergraduate study to date. If it is not possible to receive an official transcript by the deadline, please include an unofficial transcript.

Timeline & Selection Process

We appreciate all student interest and application submissions for the Pathways Program. The applicant review and selection processes are highly competitive.

  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis by a team of business leaders at RBC Capital Markets
  • Application deadline: May 17, 2021, 11:59pm ET
  • Shortlisted applicants will be invited to a brief webinar and complete a short assessment; select applicants will advance to first round interviews; select first round candidates will advance to final round interviews*
  • Successful candidates will join the 2022 Summer Analyst Program in Business & Client Services, Global Markets, or Investment Banking; the $10,000 award will be paid to each successful candidate at the start of their summer internship

*We anticipate all interviews will be virtual; however, should we host in-person interviews, any pre-approved travel costs will be covered by RBC Capital Markets


RBC Resources

Bell iconThe application period for the 2022 RBC Pathways Diversity Award Program is now closed. Interested in applying in the future? Register your interest here.

RBC Capital Markets U.S. Pathways Diversity Award Program

RBC Capital Markets is committed to fostering workplace diversity. RBC Pathways aims to recognize and reward outstanding undergraduate students who are from underrepresented ethnic backgrounds (i.e. students of Black, African American, Hispanic, Latinx, and/or Native American descent), and who are passionate about pursuing a full-time career in finance through consecutive summer internship experiences, executive sponsorship and development opportunities.

RBC Pathways offers these individuals the opportunity to learn about the financial industry from industry experts and specifically, what it’s like to work at RBC Capital Markets.

Talented college Sophomores and Juniors are provided with first-hand experience and the opportunity to participate in our premier ten-week paid summer internship program at our offices in: New York, NY; San Francisco, CA; Houston, TX; and Jersey City, NJ. In addition to internship compensation, students are eligible to receive an award of USD $15,000 through the program; additional terms to be communicated to successful candidates.

Successful candidates benefit from:

  • Offers of paid employment Sophomore Summer and Junior Summer in New York, San Francisco, Houston, or Jersey City in your preferred business area (i.e. corporate banking, investment banking, municipal finance, origination, research, sales & trading, or technology)
  • An award of USD $15,000 in addition to internship compensation; terms to be communicated to successful candidates
  • Potential to intern in different divisions your Sophomore and Junior Summer
  • Executive sponsorship – insight, support, and guidance from a trusted senior leader – as well as summer mentors to help you navigate the organization and guide your career
  • Ongoing training, networking, and social opportunities to expose you to the many areas within RBC Capital Markets and to provide a comprehensive understanding of our organization as well as the finance industry
  • An invaluable peer network of driven, ambitious like-minded young professionals

Eligibility

Please read the following eligibility requirements and application instructions carefully before submitting; incomplete applications will not be accepted.

  • You are an undergraduate student who is and will be enrolled full-time at a U.S. college or university
  • You have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, and will graduate in December 2023 or Spring 2024
  • You identify as Black, African American, Hispanic, Latinx, and/or Native American
  • You have a demonstrated interest in Capital Markets through varied extra-curricular participation
  • You possess a genuine passion for a full-time career in Capital Markets upon graduation (i.e. corporate banking, investment banking, municipal finance, origination, research, sales & trading, or technology)
  • You are able to join us as a Summer Analyst (June – August) the summer after your Sophomore year and return the summer after your Junior year, providing performance feedback from Sophomore year summer is strong

Application Requirements

To submit a complete application, please prepare the following items and submit it as a PDF file in the online application system:

  • Your updated, one page resume (PDF file) including your cumulative GPA

Timeline & Selection Process

We appreciate all student interest and application submissions for the Pathways Program. The applicant review and selection processes are highly competitive.

  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis by a team of business leaders at RBC Capital Markets
  • Application deadline: June 6, 2021, 11:59pm ET
  • Shortlisted applicants will complete a short virtual assessment; select applicants will advance to first round interviews; select first round candidates will advance to final round interviews*
  • Successful candidates will join the Summer Analyst Program for their Sophomore and Junior Summer and be eligible for an award of USD $15,000 in addition to internship compensation; additional terms to be communicated to successful candidates

*We anticipate all interviews will be virtual; however, should we host in-person interviews, any pre-approved travel costs will be covered by RBC Capital Markets


RBC Resources