Since January, I have worked for the Royal Bank of Canada as an associate within the “RBC Career Launch Program”. The program is a year-long internship that serves as a first career experience and development program for graduates under 25 through three work rotations. One involves helping the community by working as an RBC Ambassador for a charitable organization.
I was assigned to the communications department of Sun Youth to help with their social media strategy and platforms. I realized that to be effective I had to learn everything the organization was about. I spent time with volunteers, department managers, board members, and even the founders: Sid Stevens and Earl De La Perralle.
I’ve admired the passion and dedication of volunteers, donors and staff. Without these amazing individuals, many Montrealers would be worse off. I’ve also been impressed by the number of individuals that Sun Youth support in Montreal on a daily basis. With two months left as an RBC Ambassador, I can’t wait to see what new experiences I will encounter.
To learn more about the RBC Career Launch Program: rbc.com/careers/careerlaunch/
Alexandre Dussault is part of the RBC Career Launch Program.