Excellent experience

Position title
Accounting Co-op
Work term type
What was your monthly salary (before taxes)?
1,501 to 2,000
How long was your work term?
4 months
Where did the internship/co-op take place?
Sarnia, Ontario
Work industry

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?
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 liked how friendly the accounting team was! I felt comfortable knocking on everyone’s door and asking for work, and they were always so patient while teaching me how to do new jobs. I also learned a lot about my career options and what steps I need to take to achieve my goals by talking to the accountants in the office.

I was given simple jobs such as data entry as well as more challenging jobs such as covering for someone who was taking a vacation.

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

IT didn’t have me set up in the system for the first week of my coop, and they took a long time fixing any problems I had.

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?
Did you feel comfortable asking your manager(s) questions, when needed?
Open door policy
Feedback to management about the internship/co-op program: 

Plan ahead for coop terms so that work is ready for when the coop student starts.

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?
All the time
Describe the office environment/culture.

The office was very welcoming and there were bonding opportunities all the time.

What are the benefits/perks of working here?
Employee discounts/rewards Flex time Social activities Subsided gym membership Tickets to entertainment events

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?