Interesting Place

4.0
Position title
New Technology and Innovation Engineering Internship
Work term type
Co-op
What was your monthly salary (before taxes)?
2,501 to 3,000
How long was your work term?
4 months
Where did the internship/co-op take place?
Toronto
Work industry
Engineering Services
Faculty
Engineering

Work review

With reflection, was your first day well-structured and organized? 
Fairly Basic
Did the on-the-job training allow you to be successful in your role?
Was okay
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?

It deals with big issues that look great on a resume and are challenging and large in scale such as autonomous electric vehicles, overpricing, web design, etc. I had pivotal roles at times and got to collaborate with talented people.

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

A lot of things were outside of my control and although I felt as if I was doing everything to make the show go smoothly, often it wasn’t enough because others were unwilling to collaborate within the TTC.

Manager experience

Did your manager(s) provide you with support and coaching to be effective in your role?
Regularly
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: 

I think it is a great place to do an internship/co-op; however, everyone should be notified that students are working here and that they should be treated as full engineers because many times they ignore the interns because they think we are unable to satisfactorily do a 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?
Regularly
Describe the office environment/culture.

Very positive, amazing office on Bloor.

What are the benefits/perks of working here?
Employee discounts/rewards Social activities Public transit subsidy

Final notes

Did the internship/co-op experience match what was described in the job listing and interview?
Occasionally
Would you recommend this internship/co-op to a friend?
Probably
Would you work at this employer full-time if offered a job?
Probably
Why did you choose this employer for your internship/co-op?
Reputation
Advice to future interns applying to this company? 

Have fun and take advantage; it’s not often you get to be a part of implementing new tech into such a well established system.