Great firm, great people.

5.0
Position title
Student intern
Work term type
Co-op
What was your monthly salary (before taxes)?
1,000 to 1,500
How long was your work term?
4 months
Where did the internship/co-op take place?
Toronto, Ontario
Work industry
Architecture
Faculty
architecture

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?
Loved coming to work
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?

The autonomy and responsibilities entrusted in me with the great support from colleagues. I was entrusted to design and produce CDs for service area interiors. I also liked making soup for the office and the beach volleyball games we played.

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

Nothing

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

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?
Regularly
Describe the office environment/culture.

The office was divided into small teams to take care of each project. Each teams spends a lot of time together. We had a lot of fun together on top of doing a lot of work. There were a weekly office-wide events to provide interaction between teams, help us know what each team is doing get to know people beyond your group.

What are the benefits/perks of working here?
Free coffee Social activities

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?
100%
Would you work at this employer full-time if offered a job?
Probably
Why did you choose this employer for your internship/co-op?
Reputation
Advice to future interns applying to this company? 

I worked there a decade ago, things could have changed. It was the best co-op term for me while I was a student. You learn a lot and you met great people to be role models moving forward with your career. I worked intensely hard for them and earned a great recommendation to get into Columbia Universuty to do my masters. So my advice is to take advantage of being in a great firm and try to get as much out of it as you can.