Very Good Experience!

Position title
Lab Technician
Work term type
What was your monthly salary (before taxes)?
4,001 to 4,500
How long was your work term?
16 months
Where did the internship/co-op take place?
Fort McMurray, Alberta
Work industry
Oil & Gas

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?
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?

I work in the main lab doing analysis work on samples, and one of the best things about it is that I get to learn how to work with many different machines. I got 4 months to learn how to do my work independently and my supervisor was always available when I needed help.

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

Sometimes there wasn't enough work and it could get boring.

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

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.

I don't associate a lot with other people outside of the lab, but when I did they were always very welcoming.

What are the benefits/perks of working here?
Financial bonus Free coffee Relocation assistance Public transit subsidy

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? 

Don't be afraid to ask for help and give yourself time to learn.