Wegmans, Rochester, NY
What did you do on co-op for Wegmans Food Markets?
During my time at Wegmans, I had a ton of learning opportunities. For the first six weeks of my co-op, I was training on the front end. I had various tasks, including balancing the draw in the accounting office, providing customers with lottery tickets, managing employee breaks and lunches, providing coaching to employees, properly handling tender, and providing customer service recovery. On a typical day, I would assist employees and customers with questions they had about our products or services, or work on the sales floor with my team to ensure customers have an enjoyable experience at Wegmans. In the last six weeks, I learned more about checking inventory, reporting sale numbers, the types of seafood products Wegmans carries, and how business is created and transacted in the world of the fish. I learned how to make reports and analyze them to figure out what caused the change in our sales from the previous year to the current year.
Describe your co-op experience.
I had a lot of fun at my co-op. They held events for the interns, allowed us to participate in many in-store activities, and gave us the chance to travel to different stores. I met a lot of cool people and built a lot of confidence and pride in the work produced as a college student. Since returning to classes, I have been more engaged in the lectures and have a much better understanding of the concepts and ideas I am being taught in the classroom.