Emera Inc. / Nova Scotia Power Inc.

Communications

5.0
Position title
Communications and Public Affairs Co-op Student
Work term type
Co-op
What was your monthly salary (before taxes)?
1,501 to 2,000
How long was your work term?
4 months
Work industry
Communications
Internship/co-op type
Public Relations

Work review

With reflection, was your first day well-structured and organized? 
Very impressed
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 loved the mentorship, support and creative freedom I was given -- I truly felt like I was a valuable part of the team. I will forever be thankful for the professional and personal skills my supervisors and co-workers taught me. I will definetly miss seeing the team every day!

I assisted in the creation of the weekly internal newsletter, wrote communications plans, news releases, blogs, social media posts and created graphic design work such as banners, posters, infographics, etc.

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

What I liked least was sitting at my desk 9-5 -- it would have been fun if there were more work-related outings.

Manager experience

Did your manager(s) provide you with support and coaching to be effective in your role?
All the time
Superb manager -- the best I've ever had. She made me feel comfortable and supported while challenging me to grow.
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: 

I would suggest offering a four-month 1H gym membership rate to the co-ops.

I would also suggest doing a tour of a renewable energy plant as a group with the co-op students.

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 easygoing, while being productive at the same time. No tension or animosity.

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

Final notes

Did the internship/co-op experience match what was described in the job listing and interview?
Just as advertised
Yes -- the description said the job was for a multi-tasker, and that it was! (which was great for me) :)
Would you recommend this internship/co-op to a friend?
100%
Would you work at this employer full-time if offered a job?
100%
Why did you choose this employer for your internship/co-op?
Recommendation Location
Advice to future interns applying to this company? 

Get to know people from around the building! It's a great chance to make some connections and friends at work.