Compufix

The Compufix experience

4.0
Position Title
Computer technician
Work term type
Internship
Monthly salary (before taxes)
Unpaid
Work term duration
4 months
Internship/co-op type
Computer Science

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
What did you like best about your internship/co-op? What type of work were you doing?

I repaired the hardware and software of a wide variety of devices such as cellphones, laptops, desktops and game consoles. Received devices from clients listened to the problems the devices were having gave verbal diagnostics quoted customers the estimated cost of repair and carried out the repair process. Billed customers and showed them proof of repair and returned their devices to them

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

The main downside was the fact that there were some mundane tasks which were part of the process of everyday work there like cleaning the store and taking out the trash bit I understood that this was all necessary to keep the store intact up and running.

Manager experience

Did your manager(s) provide you with support and coaching to be effective in your role?
All the time
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: 

The company has alot of experience to offer they could do with more comprehensive price list so as to prevent continuous needs to contact the supervisor for the prices for some of the unusual procedures and repairs that pop up from time to time.

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?
Regularly
Describe the office environment/culture

Working at this company the supervisor was very accessible and being only 3 in the store it was very easy for us to bond and get to know one another and share views about the field including some really good career advice coming from my supervisor.

Final notes

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

Learn as much as you can about the variety of technology you will be exposed to andseize the opportunities to learn the valuable skills they offer here including soldering.