The Canadian program will run during Summer 2023, starting in May and running to August 2023.
Where is the RBC Amplify program located?
In 2022, we ran our first ever hybrid cohort. Amplifiers worked both in-person in the downtown core of Toronto, Ontario, as well as remotely in their homes across Canada. In 2023, we will be running the program in a way that benefits the Amplifiers in the best way. Specifics on program location and format will be announced closer to the program start.
If I don't live in Toronto does RBC pay for relocation/commuting costs?
If joining the Amplify Program team requires an out-of-province move, we will cover the cost of your transportation to/from Toronto from your school location. Re-location reimbursement only applies if Amplify 2023 is completely office. During the program, it is each student's responsibility to cover daily commuting and living expenses throughout the four months.
FAQ: International Program
In the past, I've seen Amplify host teams in international locations. Are you hiring in locations other than Canada this year?
At this time, we will not be hosting Amplify teams in countries other than Canada.
In the past, I’ve seen Amplify hire UI/UX Designers. Are you hiring that role this year?
At this time, we are not recruiting for the UI/UX role for Amplify 2023. We are looking for students who are well-rounded with an interest (or even some experience) in design and user interface development. The Design Thinking process allows all members of the team to contribute in the design process as you build your solution from the ground up.
What types of projects can I expect to work on?
You'll be placed in a team with three other students who are just as impressive as you. You will be tasked with a real business challenge identified by leaders across RBC. Based on this challenge, it is your team's responsibility to recognize a problem space and work on developing an innovative solution over the course of the summer.
What roles make-up an Amplify team?
Each Amplify team has four students and is cross-functional, meaning each team will have one business analyst and a mix developers and data engineers in the other three roles.
What skills are you looking for in the business roles?
We're glad you asked! Some of the skills we're looking for include:
Strong communication skills and awesome presentation abilities.
Experience in stakeholder engagement and relationship management.
Critical thinking, leadership skills, and project management skills.
Not being afraid to challenge the status quo and think outside the box to advance solutions.
A knack for identifying and articulating business value.
What skills are you looking for in the technical roles?
We are looking for talented developers and data engineers to fill technical roles on Amplify teams. Some of the skills we're looking for include:
Experience or understanding of programming languages, databases, platforms, frameworks, design techniques and tools, code management tooling and/or web technologies.
Self-driven, creative and analytical thinkers.
Ability to challenge the status quo and think outside the box to develop solutions.
Experience participating in hackathons.
Experience with statistics, deep dive analytics, predictive modeling or algorithms.
Comfortability with autonomy over technical decision making in all stages of the product development lifecycle.
What resources and support will I get as part of RBC Amplify?
A large part of Amplify is the mentorship and support that each team receives. This is a unique opportunity to work on meaningful problems that have full executive support across RBC. As well, you’ll receive training in a variety of theories and methods including:
Design Thinking training.
Technical concepts and frameworks.
Presentation preparation and pitch coaching.
Professional skill development.
Each team will be introduced to RBC business and technical mentors (we call them "Amplify Team Leads") to provide coaching and guidance as your teams works to develop your product. You will also have access to subject matter experts to dive deeper variety of technical and business topics.
What if I'm not graduating between August 2023 and June 2024? Can I still apply?
At this point we're only accepting students who will be graduating from post-secondary studies between August 2023 and June 2024 (College, Undergrad, Master's or PhD).
I've applied! What happens next?
Hooray! Thanks for applying, we appreciate your enthusiasm. We will be contacting our strongest applicants for interviews in November.
How will interviews take place?
Interviews this year will take place virtually, via video call.
What should I expect at the interview?
The interview will take approximately half a work day. In order to get to know you better, you will partake in behavioral, technical and group interviews. This will help us get a well-rounded perspective into what makes you so great!
We're here for you! If you have any other questions, please connect with us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll try our best to get back to you within 48 hours.