Let Them Eat Cake!
June 23, 2014
When most people think of working at an organization in fashion or retail, they usually assume that no one eats more than an ounce of almonds and flax seeds with a shot of wheatgrass juice. This is not the case at TJX Canada.
In fact, last week alone, we’ve had a team breakfast, had ice cream trucks give out free ice-cream (In celebration of the success of “2014 Campaign to End Violence Against Women" with the Canadian Women’s Foundation), and sinfully delicious and decadent baked goods from Bunner’s Bakeshop. Not that I’m complaining, but I didn’t realize that an expanding waistline would be an occupational hazard when I joined TJX Canada as a Social Media Co-op. I guess they weren’t kidding when they said that the company was committed to feeding its talent’s need for personal growth.
All jokes aside, it’s truly impressive to be a part of an organization that is committed to not only feeding its people but also committed to feeding the need for professional and personal growth. Having been at TJX Canada for just over a month, I have already been exposed to so many opportunities that I would not have experienced in another Student Placement Program. Just last week I got to attend the 4th Annual Social Media Law Conference. Yeah. It’s that awesome.
What I have come to appreciate about the TJX Canada Student Placement Program is that you are really pushed to grow professionally. So far, every task is a challenge and a learning experience and I truly feel that my manager trusts that I am capable of handling everything that gets thrown my way. It’s pretty exciting to know that I am actually contributing to the team with the work that I do. The best part is that the other Co-ops feel the same way, whether it’s the Merchandising Assistants or the Co-ops in IT. The treats are just an added bonus.
Social Media Co-op