Nexen Energy ULC

Great Industry Experience

5.0
Position title
Geology Technical Summer Student
Work term type
Internship
What was your monthly salary (before taxes)?
5,000 plus
How long was your work term?
4 months
Work industry
Oil & Gas
Internship/co-op type
Science

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?
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?

I was tasked with valuable work and got to work on exciting new plays and assets. Useful experience that has helped me land positions with other companies after graduation. The team was excellent, always willing to help me and teach me if I wanted to learn more about a certain aspect of the group.

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

The work experience only lasted for the summer, would have been better if I had the chance to work a longer term.

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: 

My team handled my internship very well. I worked with almost every person in the team at some point during my term.

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.

Team was driven to succeed, projects were interesting. Team enjoyed social activities.

What are the benefits/perks of working here?
Company gym Financial bonus Free coffee Internal company sports teams-events Social activities Volunteering day

Final notes

Did the internship/co-op experience match what was described in the job listing and interview?
Regularly
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 Work types Cultural fit
Advice to future interns applying to this company? 

Ask what project you will be placed on, and see if it is possible to get onto a team you are interested in. Ask lots of questions, the experience is what you make of it and rewards initiative.