Peterborough This Week

Real world learning experience.

Position title
Work term type
What was your monthly salary (before taxes)?
How long was your work term?
2 months
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?
Very helpful
was able to solidly conduct interviews and be in real working reporter/journalism field.
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?

Editor was willing to give stories that would normally be sent to a senior reporter. Was given top notch mentorship. Provided camera equipment. Treated me as one of their own in all expectations. Was thrilling to be given a deadline and having to produce material in a short amount of time.

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

was not permitted to use some of the learned skills in college such as page layout. However, photoshop was widely used.

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: 

Thank you for the great experience.

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?
Describe the office environment/culture.

3 + myself reporters. all sat in the same area.

What are the benefits/perks of working here?
Free coffee

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?
Reputation Cultural fit Location
Advice to future interns applying to this company? 

pay attention and don't cut corners.