Co-op Internship - What to Expect
What to expectEach placement is different. We've placed students in marketing, accounting and appraisal roles. The response has been overwhelmingly positive. Students have enjoyed the challenge and appreciated the opportunity to show their professional capabilities.
What is expected of youAs an internship provider, employers provide you with an educational and professional opportunity. Employers are asked to evaluate your performance based on the following criteria:
- approach to work
- interpersonal skills
- communication skills
- level of maturity
- quantity and quality of work
After completing the internshipYou will be required to:
- hand in a final report compiled during the internship
- attend a debriefing meeting and provide feedback
Read about the experiences of three previous business co-op interns in the drop downs below.
|Lloydminster & District Co-op Internship|
|“The main reason is that I wanted direction for the job market. I am doing a general business major so I wanted to learn by experiencing what I like and don’t like doing. It was also to get work experience so that I’m in a better position to get a job after I’ve finished studying. I’m definitely a more responsible student. I know that what I’m learning in my diploma is relevant and useful to the job market. It helped me decide the areas that I’m interested in so I’m more focused on what I want coming out of my diploma,”
Kirsten completed the Business Administration diploma majoring in General Business. She completed a marketing internship with the Lloydminster and District Co-op. She currently works at Lakeland College in the Event Services department.
|Town of Camrose Assessment Internship|
|“The placement far exceeded my expectations. I thought I’d learn a few things and help others with assessments, but after a month or so of training, they let me assess properties. Now that I’ve experienced the job and know more about assessing, I realize it’s a field I definitely want to stay in. I have a better understanding of assessment now, which will help me in the classroom. I’ll be able to ask specific questions and make a better connection between the classroom discussions and what I’ve experienced working at the City of Camrose. I’m motivated to learn more.”
Thomas Hussey graduated in 2014 with a business administration diploma, majoring in real estate appraisal and assessment. Thomas completed an internship with City of Camrose Assessment.
|Meyers Norris Penny (MNP) LLP Accounting Internship|
|“It was an excellent learning experience because I got to work on all types of files. I did corporate taxes, GST returns, financial statements and more. I still have lots more to learn but I really enjoyed the experience. I can relate what I learn in class to the work I did at MNP. I would absolutely recommend this to other students. It was a great experience.”
Kelly is in the business administration program majoring in accounting. She completed an accounting internship with MNP LLP.