Process Technical Engineering Co-op Review

5.0
Position title
Process Technical Engineering Co-op Student
Work term type
Internship
What was your monthly salary (before taxes)?
3,001 to 3,500
How long was your work term?
12 months
Where did the internship/co-op take place?
Edmonton, Alberta
Work industry
Engineering
Faculty
Engineering

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?
Very helpful
What did you like best about your internship/co-op? What type of work were you doing?

My co-op was long (a bit over 1 year) so I got to do many many different things while i was with Imperial Oil. These things included supporting the Technical group with identified problems or opportunities, trouble shooting potential solutions, recommending the optimum solution, and progressing it through implementation. Also analyzing and reporting energy consumption to the business team - this was probably my favourite thing (best thing about my co-op). Its good how Imperial lets their interns work in different departments and get a look at different sides of the company.

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: 

Maybe host a few intern "get togethers" so that we have the chance to bond before working together.

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.

Everyone was always busy with work, working hard and getting things done.

What are the benefits/perks of working here?
Flex time Free coffee Social activities Volunteering day Work from home

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?
Probably
Why did you choose this employer for your internship/co-op?
Reputation Recommendation Work types
Advice to future interns applying to this company? 

Alberta is a great place to do a co-op for Engineering students. There are many more opportunities and jobs there.