Winter Co-op

Position title
Co-op/Intern Associate- Digital Channels
Work term type
What was your monthly salary (before taxes)?
2,501 to 3,000
How long was your work term?
4 months
Line of business
Where did the internship/co-op take place?
Toronto, Ontario
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?
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 enjoyed being in digital because I got to see what was happening across the bank and the projects that the bank is working on in the digital space. I also liked my co-op because I was given valuable work and I was treated equally as a member of the team. I was able to take responsibility for certain tasks and I got to work on things that were interesting to me.

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

It was a little slow at first, I did not have a lot of work to do for the first few weeks of the co-op. I would have liked to have more to do in those first few weeks so that I could feel more useful to the team. Other than that, it was a great experience.

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

I felt that my manager did a great job making me feel welcome and valued on the team. I was involved in the day to day operations of the team and I felt comfortable talking to my manager about how things were going and to ask any questions.

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.

I was lucky to work in a very open and inviting environment. The office space was designed so that I was working close to my team and it was easy to work with them on a daily basis. Because of the layout of my floor there was always people talking so you didn't feel like you had to be silent.

What are the benefits/perks of working here?
Employee discounts/rewards Flex time Work from home

Final notes

Did the internship/co-op experience match what was described in the job listing and interview?
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?
Recommendation Location
Advice to future interns applying to this company? 

Try to get involved and take on work that interests you. Also, make sure you complete all tasks assigned to you in a timely manner because if you do your team will trust you to take on more work and more valuable tasks. It might start off slow but once you get more work to do, be sure that you complete it to the best of your abilities so that you will continue to receive more work.