I really liked that the work I did had differed from past co-op experience gave me a chance to do something new, so many companies hire interns and just want us to run their social media accounts so it was nice to work on different project and not do any work around social media.
I also really liked the company culture around involving students, there were over 30 other interns and we got the chance to work together and meet which was a nice change from past experiences for me where I was often the only intern on staff.
I did a lot of work on the companies intranet employee site but I also had the opportunity to do work for a variety of different team members in my time working for the communications team and got to diversify the types of project that I worked on.
The company was weary about COVID exposures even when there were few cases. As a result I only ended up reporting to the actual office for 2 weeks out of my four month term.
My manager was awesome during my co-op term we had a really good relationship when it came to communicating. We spoke almost daily and she was always available if I need help with a task, had questions, or was just looking for something to do. She was busy and was happy to keep me busy so it worked out really well.
One of the best/funniest parts of the whole experience is she wasn't even supposed to be my manager but my original manager took another job on my third week on the job and whether I was assigned to my new manager or she voluntarily took me on I may never know but I am very happy the way that it worked out.
Well the group was really awesome the only downside is I started and will finish my co-op term during a pandemic and there are strict rules about social activities in place so teh opportunity to experience the social activity's sand the corporate culture were very limited, this however was no the fault of the company
If you apply and aren't chosen for the internship apply the next term or next year, it helps build name recognition, shows determination and helps increase your chances of getting hired. At least it worked that way for me.