What I liked
Being from Mount Vernon, I have grown up around Ariel; I heard many positive things about it from friends and family, but I was unaware of the specifics. Now, actually being part of the Ariel community, I have personally experienced the positivity in action. At first, like every other job, it was nerve-wracking to be immersed into a new environment with new people; however, every single person, no matter the department, was friendly, welcoming, ready to give advice work related or not, and willing to go above and beyond to help you find the answer to the questions they did not know. In my department, I learned a greater quality of information than you can learn in just one semester at school and the projects I worked on were smaller, more beneficial to my learning than longer, "busy-work" projects. Ultimately, I enjoy feeling like I, a co-op, made a difference and knowing that my accomplishments will be used by co-ops and employees after I am gone.