Fashion Intern at Greta Constantine

Position title
Fashion intern
Work term type
What was your monthly salary (before taxes)?
How long was your work term?
8 months
Where did the internship/co-op take place?
Toronto, Ontario
Work industry
Fashion Techniques and Design

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?
The projects you worked on, did they give you valuable experience toward your career goals?
What did you like best about your internship/co-op? What type of work were you doing?

All of the people I worked with were amazing. They were very helpful. They helped with everything.

I did work in all the departments. I focused more on fabric cutting. I would help organize patterns and take out ones we would need to cut. I did some quality control work as well. Spent a few days in that department.

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

It was a lot of work. Standing at the cutting table all day would be very exhausting by the end of the day. I would come home and I wouldn’t be able to do much for the rest of the day

Manager experience

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

In the email sent for interns, we were told we would get to sit in on inspiration meetings and we get to work along side the designers. I was there for several months and I didn’t get to do either. That’s the cool stuff that I was looking forward to.

Social experience

To what degree did the team make you feel welcome, included and valued?
How often were there opportunities to participate in social activities with your colleagues?
Describe the office environment/culture.

Everyone is really easy going and nice. I got along with everyone. They treated me really well. I couldn’t be happier in this aspect.

Final notes

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

It’s a lot of work. It’s hard work. Stay strong.