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Participant Info

Company
Ontario Power Generation
Location
Pickering
Position
University Student - Engineering Intern
Work Term
August 2015 - August 2016
What are your daily responsibilities?
Updating governance documents, creating reports, supporting in emergent issues.
What were some projects you were involved in?
Assessments of tests for predicting capacity of back up instrument air, calculating heat loads , sensitivity studies using software and models
What were strong points of your interview? Did grades matter?
Interview is completely behaviour based, no technical questions. You can talk technical if you wish just make sure if you do, know what you're talking about. In my interview I stressed importance of safety and following instructions. Grades probably mattered
Which skill sets/courses were most relevant to your position?
Problem Solving, dealing with very large amounts of data/documents and finding what you need, Process engineering, Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics
What did your company expect from you as a 2nd/3rd year co-op student?
Do your best, complete training and continually learn by working with more experienced staff.
Did you like your overall PEY experience? Why or why not?
Yes, you may gain practical experience and contacts within company. Learn more about the company and helps with finding a job after graduation.
One fun fact about your job?
Lots of other student interns are hired
Salary Range
~$50,000
Other Comments
only 7 hour workdays, and depending on the manager you can have a flexible start time