Environment Canada

Environmental Engineering Technology

5.0
Position title
Water Quality Technician
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
Environmental
Internship/co-op type
Engineering

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?

Collection of the marine water samples using watercraft was my favorite part of the job. We had to collect and analyze water samples from mussel farms for E.Coli. Lots of travel between sites and learned alot about the island.

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

Driving to far sites involving 3-6 hours on the highway a day.

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: 

My managers wanted this workterm to teach me as much as possible about the field work and lab work. This made it a very informative and enriching experience.

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.

Laid back and relaxed, but focused and ready to complete tasks.

What are the benefits/perks of working here?
Company car

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?
100%
Why did you choose this employer for your internship/co-op?
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