Welcoming Our New Co-op Students

By Abby Schachter

Today we welcome our brand-new co-op students Brittany LaPointe and Jacob Turner from St. Francis Xavier (StFX) University to Content Bloom.

You may not know this, but Content Bloom has quite the reputation when it comes to hiring talented people, part of that is due to the co-op program we participate in.

It has allowed us to work with especially talented computer science students on a term by term basis, and we’ve hired more than a few junior consultants this way.

We have learned that the best technical consultants have been given the right opportunities; like ownership over projects, mentorship, and guidance.

 In fact, we are one of the few companies with a 50 percent hire rate and since Content Bloom is considered a top (co-op program) employer, we’ve been granted the opportunity to fund two co-op students per term this year, instead of one!

Want to learn more about the newest members of the team? Below you’ll find a personal account in which Brittany and Jacob describe their first day on the job.

Brittany LaPointe

My first day here at Content Bloom was exactly what I had hoped joining a fresh tech company would feel like! When I first walked through the doors I could definitely tell that this was a new work space for everyone. Which I had thought was really nice because, to me that shows that the company really cares about the work environment for their team and wants them to create in a positive and creative space. I love all the whiteboard walls and how everyone writes on the glass panels of the boardroom. It really made me feel like I was in a fun and innovative space.

I also got a great first impression from everyone as well! Everyone here really gives off the impression that they are passionate about what they do and encourage others to find and do something they’re passionate about as well. The team also seems like a fun group of people who are easy to get along with. I had a great time over lunch, being able to sit down, chat and get to know them a bit better. They are such an open and friendly group, I already feel so welcomed here at Content Bloom!

Over the next few months I am hoping to take away as much knowledge as I can, since I have such a desire to learn and grow. I know will be in good hands working here, alongside such talented people and not only learning new things, but also improving on some of the skills I already have. I am also hoping to leave here with great new connections, especially since everyone here at Content Bloom seems like a great group of people. I am greatly looking forward to spending my summer working here!

Jacob Turner

My first impressions were great! Coming into a beautiful new office was so exciting. The space was even cooler than I imagined. I knew I had landed an amazing job when I saw a lounge full of instruments and a dog in the first few minutes of arriving. As someone who is new in the field, a workplace full of modern technology and practices was extremely exciting and encouraging.

The team is so fun and welcoming! Everyone has been so great and I am really excited to work with them. It took no time for me to feel like part of the group at lunch. By the end of the day I was invited to play music and even given a ride so I didn’t have to walk through the rain. When I called my family and friends to tell them about my first day I only had good things to say and how excited I was to be working here.

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