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Position title
Co-op - Protection and Control
Work term type
What was your monthly salary (before taxes)?
2,501 to 3,000
How long was your work term?
8 months
Where did the internship/co-op take place?
Toronto, Ontario
Work industry

Work review

With reflection, was your first day well-structured and organized? 
Fairly Basic
Did the on-the-job training allow you to be successful in your role?
Was your work challenging and engaging?
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 engaging with different groups in the organization. I also participating in co-op activities and volunteering with events. The downtown office has several charity events you can support! In my role I was conducting business analysis; gathering requirements, stakeholdering, developing documents, etc.

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

As with any mature crown corporation (no longer), silos exist and things move slowly.

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: 

I think it largely varies by manager. My manager was a fantastic mentor, and is the largest reason I enjoyed my time at Hydro One.

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.

Openness and welcoming atmosphere is directly correlated by number of co-ops in the group.

What are the benefits/perks of working here?
Employee discounts/rewards Free coffee Social activities Subsided gym membership

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

If you are in business, do not be afraid to ask to pursue opportunities outside of your normal work!