February 5 2021
Entuitive Co-op Diaries: Vina Nguyen
At Entuitive, we have a great team of creative, collaborative, and advanced people, and that includes our talented co-op students. In this post by Vina Nguyen, Business Development Coordinator, we hear about the start of her term with us. Read the other posts in this series here, here, and here. Take it away, Vina.
When I got the offer to complete a co-op term at Entuitive, I was thrilled. I had been interested in the company for a while and had heard positive things from former co-op students. However, working remotely was still new to me. I questioned whether I could experience the workplace culture from behind a laptop screen.
After the first week, all my doubts disappeared.
It doesn’t take long to notice the One Company spirit. I can see the friendliness between everyone, even when they’re oceans apart. People crack jokes during meetings, share their experiences working from home, and genuinely take interest in each other. The widespread mutual respect creates a collaborative environment. I’m always confident sharing my research and contributing to projects.
Something else I appreciate at Entuitive is the learning culture. When I started on the Business Development team, I wasn’t familiar with the processes and acronyms used in engineering. I spent my first few meetings searching up terms and phrases I heard. Fortunately, I’m encouraged to be curious. My colleagues welcome any questions I have, which motivates me to learn more.
If I could offer any advice to the new hires starting remotely, it would be to reach out to your team members. Entuitive has no shortage of online events. From virtual get-togethers to company-wide celebrations, there are many ways to meet new people! Having that network to turn to is going to make working from home much easier.
After just one month, I can confidently say that Entuitive is a great place for any co-op student. Even as a new employee, I feel valued and appreciated. The atmosphere at Entuitive also supports exploration and development, which are my priorities as a co-op student. My first month at Entuitive has exceeded all expectations and I’m excited for what’s to come in the next few months!