Very rewarding and excellent experience

5.0
Position title
Aboriginal Internship
Work term type
Internship
What was your monthly salary (before taxes)?
2,001 to 2,500
How long was your work term?
Other
Where did the internship/co-op take place?
Thunder Bay, 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?
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?
Moderate
What did you like best about your internship/co-op? What type of work were you doing?

I really enjoyed the time they gave me to experience what I was learning in small steps so that I was confident with the clients. I completed 2 years of the internship and I sadly had to leave to move with my husband and resign from my position. I was promoted from client advisor to banking advisor within that time and absolutely loved it and I wish I could have stayed!

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

The people there really want to see you succeed! You can ask questions and get your answers almost immediately. You were pushed to meet goals which made your day go by fast and made it really exciting when your week ended to see what kind of results you came up with! It really helps you grow into your role, even if it seems hard at the time.

Manager experience

Did your manager(s) provide you with support and coaching to be effective in your role?
All the time
My manager was VERY supportive and VERY happy! Even if I didn't do something right he had shown me the right way.
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
Always.
Feedback to management about the internship/co-op program: 

Keep up the good work.

Social experience

To what degree did the team make you feel welcome, included and valued?
Like family
We still talk, they still greet me, and we go for brunch!
How often were there opportunities to participate in social activities with your colleagues?
All the time
Describe the office environment/culture.

This is a special company for sure. We fundraised, spoke good about each other weekly at meetings. It was just awesome!

What are the benefits/perks of working here?
Financial bonus Free products and electronics Office games (foosball, ping pong, etc) Social activities Volunteering day

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

Do it.