Internship Review

Position title
Civil Utilities Intern
Work term type
What was your monthly salary (before taxes)?
3,001 to 3,500
How long was your work term?
4 months
Where did the internship/co-op take place?
Scarborough, Ontario
Work industry

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?
Was your work challenging and engaging?
The projects you worked on, did they give you valuable experience toward your career goals?
Very helpful
What did you like best about your internship/co-op? What type of work were you doing?

The people I worked with and doing job cost tracking and analysis was the best part of my internship. I did site orientations, filing and tracking invoices, auditing job costs, creating productivity reports, doing time sheets and expense reports. Most of the work I did was related to the more financial and documentation/paperwork side of the job.

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

Long daily commute and location were not ideal, but I knew there was a chance of this coming in.

Manager experience

Did your manager(s) provide you with support and coaching to be effective in your role?
Was very busy most of the time, but still found time to answer questions and help when needed
Did you receive clear and actionable feedback from your manager(s) during your work term?
All the time
Did you feel comfortable asking your manager(s) questions, when needed?
Open door policy
Feedback to management about the internship/co-op program: 

Managers treated me with respect and were always available to answer my questions and teach me when needed. All were good communicators, understanding, and friendly. They did not micro manage at all and gave me enough work that was not overwhelming but enough to keep me busy.

Social experience

To what degree did the team make you feel welcome, included and valued?
Like family
How often were there opportunities to participate in social activities with your colleagues?
All the time
Describe the office environment/culture.

Very good social environment. Every one treats you fairly and with respect. Environment was positive despite some stressful periods. A good sense of humor is recommended.

What are the benefits/perks of working here?
Company car Employee discounts/rewards Internal company sports teams-events

Final notes

Did the internship/co-op experience match what was described in the job listing and interview?
Would you recommend this internship/co-op to a friend?
Would you work at this employer full-time if offered a job?
Why did you choose this employer for your internship/co-op?
Reputation Cultural fit
Advice to future interns applying to this company? 

Having Previous construction experience is recommenced. Talk about culture and fit. Work hard, use common sense, be friendly, have a good sense of humor, and ask questions.