Internship Review 2018-2019

4.0
Position title
Human Resources Intern
Work term type
Internship
What was your monthly salary (before taxes)?
3,501 to 4,000
How long was your work term?
16 months
Where did the internship/co-op take place?
Hamilton, Ontario
Work industry
Human Resources
Faculty
Business

Work review

With reflection, was your first day well-structured and organized? 
Went smoothly
Did the on-the-job training allow you to be successful in your role?
Very helpful
Was your work challenging and engaging?
Challenging
The projects you worked on, did they give you valuable experience toward your career goals?
Skills for life
Many skills I honed or acquired during my internship is very transferable.
What did you like best about your internship/co-op? What type of work were you doing?

I liked that I could manage my own time so long as I met my responsibilities, and some of the friendships I made along the way. I was involved in the full-cycle recruitment process, from screening to hiring to offboarding. I worked on projects to help analyze data and advise process improvements, and facilitate Orientation.

What did you like least about your internship/co-op?

I didn't really know how management perceived me/the quality of work I was doing, and did not feel I was coached effectively by people outside my immediate team. I did manage to get a performance review when I asked for one.

Manager experience

Did your manager(s) provide you with support and coaching to be effective in your role?
Rarely
Did you receive clear and actionable feedback from your manager(s) during your work term?
Never
Did you feel comfortable asking your manager(s) questions, when needed?
Occasionally

Social experience

To what degree did the team make you feel welcome, included and valued?
Regularly
How often were there opportunities to participate in social activities with your colleagues?
Occasionally
What are the benefits/perks of working here?
Company gym Employee discounts/rewards Volunteering day Work from home

Final notes

Did the internship/co-op experience match what was described in the job listing and interview?
Just as advertised
Would you recommend this internship/co-op to a friend?
Probably
Would you work at this employer full-time if offered a job?
Maybe
If offered a casual position I would need to consider before deciding.
Why did you choose this employer for your internship/co-op?
Reputation Cultural fit Location
Advice to future interns applying to this company? 

This is a fantastic organization to have your internship at. People around you care and want to support your learning experience. Be yourself, and speak openly about your qualifications, and show enthusiasm.