2021 Winter Co-op

5.0
Position title
Treasury Co-op
Work term type
Co-op
What was your monthly salary (before taxes)?
3,001 to 3,500
How long was your work term?
4 months
Where did the internship/co-op take place?
Oakville, Ontario
Work industry
Finance
Faculty
Business

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?
Good/Useful
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?

A lot of learning opportunities. My manager explains any and all technical aspects of a project I'll be doing. He tries his best to involve me in several projects and that shows the culture of this organization - people genuinely care about your success here.

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

IT is pretty slow but it's sort of justified due to covid.

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

We have lunch and learns during the term - the HR manager organizes informative sessions with people from the firm to explain different aspects of the firm.

Social experience

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

We also have virtual lunches every Tuesday where all co-ops can get together during lunch, mimicking a similar in-person experience.

What are the benefits/perks of working here?
Flex time

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?
Reputation Recommendation
Advice to future interns applying to this company? 

Come with an open mind, be ready to be challenged and always ask questions!