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4.0
Position title
Co-op student
Work term type
Co-op
What was your monthly salary (before taxes)?
Unpaid
How long was your work term?
4 months
Where did the internship/co-op take place?
Scarbrough, Ontario
Work industry
Pharmacy
Faculty
Science

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?
Moderate
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?

The best thing I loved about my co-op experience was the friendly and welcoming environment. I was welcomed by every employee in the inpatient pharmacy at Scarborough Hospital. They were all willing to help me not only in the pharmacy, but also in the long run, figuring out my strengths and weaknesses. Some of the things I did at the inpatient pharmacy was manage the inventory, go to the floors to restock drugs and I also packaged drugs.

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

At co-op, I disliked the fact that everything was very routine. Everyday, I would come in and repeat the same tasks. This got a little boring for me, but I am glad I learned about myself and what my likes and dislikes are. I

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

My supervisor was very friendly and welcoming. She was on reason why I have no regrets about my co-op experience. In the future, for your next co-op students, you can give them more feedback on things they can work on improving in their job.

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?
Rarely
Describe the office environment/culture.

The environment is very positive. Everyone is very open and friendly. They make you feel very special.

What are the benefits/perks of working here?
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?
Probably
Would you work at this employer full-time if offered a job?
Doubt it
Why did you choose this employer for your internship/co-op?
Work types
Advice to future interns applying to this company? 

If you are planning on becoming a pharmacy technician or pharmacist. You will love working at the inpatient pharmacy due to the environment and people around you.