Fulfilling experience

5.0
Position title
Student leader
Work term type
Internship
What was your monthly salary (before taxes)?
3,001 to 3,500
How long was your work term?
8 months
Where did the internship/co-op take place?
Crete
Work industry
Sales
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?
Skills for life
What did you like best about your internship/co-op? What type of work were you doing?

Working with Southwestern is one of the most fulfilling experiences I've had. I first heard of Southwestern Advantage from a friend when I was actively searching for internships. I interviewed and was offered a spot on the team. The challenging part for me was keeping my attitude in check when dealing with rejection. As a wrestler, the hard work and competitive parts were actually a lot of fun for me. The friendships and travel have been a big added bonus.

Definitely recommended!

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

Tough to get things rolling in a new community each year. Just requires a lot of patience!

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 daily coaching -- it was super helpful!

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?
All the time
Describe the office environment/culture.

Sounds like a cliche to say the group is like family but there is not a better way to describe it

What are the benefits/perks of working here?
Travel — International Travel — National Social activities Work from home

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
Advice to future interns applying to this company? 

Work hard, study hard, take advice of top performers