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.

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RBC Capital Markets Canada Pathways Diversity Award Program - Canada

RBC Capital Markets is committed to fostering inclusion and workplace diversity. The RBC Pathways program in Canada aims to identify, hire, grow, and retain outstanding undergraduate students who identify as Black and/or as an Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit, Métis) person of Canada studying full-time at a Canadian university or college and who are passionate about pursuing a full-time career in Capital Markets.

Select applicants will advance to interviews, and successful candidates will earn a C$10,000 financial award, executive sponsorship, and an offer to join the Global Investment Banking or Global Markets Summer Analyst Program in Calgary, Montreal, Toronto, or Vancouver.

What’s in it for you?

  • Offer of Paid Employment - Join RBC Capital Markets in Global Markets or Investment Banking as a 2023 Summer Analyst; office locations include Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, and Vancouver
  • Financial Award - Multiple awards available in the amount of C$10,000
  • Networking Opportunities - Ongoing opportunities for training and exposure to the organization and industry with a peer network of driven, ambitious young professionals
  • Sponsorship & Coaching - Senior leadership and summer mentor insight, support, and guidance

Eligibility

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

  • You are an undergraduate student enrolled full-time at a Canadian college or university
  • You will graduate between December 2023 and June 2024
  • You self-identify as Black and/or an Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit, Métis) person of Canada
  • You have a strong academic record, varied extra-curricular participation, and a genuine interest in pursuing a career in finance upon graduation
  • You are available to join a full-time summer internship program running May to August 2023
  • You are a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident of Canada, or are legally eligible to work in Canada for any employer up to and including August 2023

*This opportunity is open to eligible students from all academic programs; STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) students are encouraged to apply.

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:

  1. Your updated, one page PDF resume including your cumulative GPA
  2. Your one page cover letter detailing your interest in a career in Investment Banking or Global Markets with RBC Capital Markets
  3. Your official or unofficial academic transcripts of any post-secondary semesters completed to date, including your Fall 2021 grades. If it is not possible to receive an official transcript by the application deadline, please include an unofficial transcript

Student Info Sessions - Save the Date and Register by February 8!

All eligible students interested in learning more about RBC Pathways are invited to RSVP for one of the following virtual info sessions. RSVP here by February 8, 11:59pm ET; event details will be shared 1-2 business days in advance.

  • February 15, 5pm ET – organized for candidates who self-identify as Black
  • February 17, 5pm ET – organized for candidates who self-identify as an Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit, and/or Métis) person of Canada

Timeline & Selection Process

We appreciate all student interest and application submissions for our scholarships. 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: February 27, 2022, 11:59pm ET
  • Next Steps: Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend a 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 2023 Summer Analyst Program in Investment Banking or Global Markets; the C$10,000 financial award will be paid to each successful candidate at the start of their summer internship

*In 2022, 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 2023 RBC Pathways Diversity Award Program is now open. Learn more about program details and eligibility requirements below. Eligible candidates are encouraged to register here for the May 19 Info Session and to apply here by May 31.

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 enrolled full-time at a U.S. college or university
  • You identify as Black, African American, Hispanic, Latinx, and/or Native American
  • You have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, and will graduate between December 2024 and June 2025
  • 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.

  • Application deadline: May 31, 2022, 11:59pm ET
  • Following the deadline, applications will be reviewed by a team of business leaders at RBC Capital Markets
  • Shortlisted 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

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RBC Capital Markets Women in Finance Scholarship – Australia

RBC Capital Markets is committed to fostering inclusion and workplace diversity. The RBC Capital Markets Women in Finance Scholarship aims to advance the progression of women in finance through rewarding talented female students who are undertaking the finance major within the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) Bachelor of Business and who are passionate about pursuing a career in Capital Markets.

The Scholarship aims to assist women interested in finance through direct financial support and a paid internship with RBC Capital Markets. Select applicants will advance to interviews, and successful candidates will earn A$10,000 financial award and a three month internship with RBC Capital Markets where they will gain practical work experience alongside some of the best in the industry.

Successful candidates benefit from

  • Paid Internship - Join RBC Capital Markets in Global Markets or Investment Banking as a Summer Intern in our Sydney office
  • Financial Award - A$10,000 paid over two years, $2,500 per session for the duration of the scholarship
  • Networking Opportunities - Ongoing opportunities for learning and development, exposure to the organization and industry with a peer network of driven, ambitious young professionals
  • Training and Mentorship - Senior female leadership insight, support, and guidance

Eligibility

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

  • Female student enrolled in an undergraduate coursework degree within the Sydney Business School at the University of Technology Sydney
  • Completed a minimum of one year of full-time study (equivalent to 48 credit points) of UTS Bachelor of Business degree with a Finance Major and going into the second or third year of single degree or fifth or six year of combined degree;
  • A strong academic record (WAM of at least 70), varied extra-curricular participation, and a genuine interest in pursuing a career in finance upon graduation
  • Highly motivated, enthusiastic with a strong desire to learn new concepts and skills and capable of solving complex problems
  • Excellent communicator and possess developed interpersonal skills, a strong team player
  • Australian or New Zealand citizen, or the holder of an Australian permanent resident visa or permanent humanitarian visa