CareersGaining Valuable Experiences & Skills With Sky View Suites
At Sky View Suites we have relied on the dedication and hard work of co-op students for the last few years. These eager students have helped us with everything from operations and help desk management to software and website development. Read below to see what some of our past students have said about their time with us.
"Working at Sky View Suites surprised me in many ways and was truly a valuable experience for my first work term. Although it is only made up of a small team, this proves to be one of the best parts of working for Sky View Suites. Working directly with the partners of the company allowed me to learn in-depth about the business while simultaneously providing a direct impact to the company."
"The Sky View team provides nothing but encouragement and support which has allowed me to develop greatly over the four months I spent there. I felt genuinely valued while working here and would highly recommend this workplace to anyone looking to become a part of the Sky View team."
- Ernie, University of Waterloo Co-op Student, Summer 2018
"I am beyond grateful for having the opportunity to complete my first co-op term at Sky View Suites. This term was exciting and full of rewarding experiences all thanks to my incredible team."
"I would like to show my profound gratitude for the experiences and skills that I've gained from the team at Sky View Suites. Having the privilege to work side-by-side with the founders of the business provided me with helpful guidance and insightful words of advice. By working with a fairly small team, I learned about the inner workings of a business. Although I worked as a Sales Analyst, I was exposed and introduced to many tasks and duties outside of my job title that I was interested in through side projects."
"Sky View’s flexibility and willingness to go above and beyond for their employees is what made my experience unforgettable. I want to reiterate and thoroughly express my heartfelt thanks to Sky View Suites for giving me the opportunity to join their team and experience all the wonderful involvement I was a part of. I can only express positive thoughts and would like highly recommend taking a position at Sky View Suites if you are given the chance."
- Ronel, University of Waterloo Co-op Student, Summer 2018
"Having the privilege to work side-by-side with the founders of the business provided me with helpful guidance and insightful words of advice."
"I enjoyed working with Sky View Suites during a work term in Winter, 2018. The position that I was hired for was in a field in which I didn't have a lot of familiarity (online marketing); however, the director, Steve, offered many opportunities for me to develop skills in this area.
Although Sky View Suites is an established company, working there feels like you are working for a startup. The teams are small and dynamic, and management is always open to considering and implementing the ideas of their co-op employees. In fact, the other co-op students and I would meet regularly to discuss new ideas in our respective fields, and brainstorm ways to apply them to what we do at Sky View Suites.
Overall, my time with the company was fun, challenging, and intellectually stimulating. I would recommend the company to anybody who is looking to gain practical skills and experience in a business environment."
- Jacob, University of Waterloo Co-op student, Winter 2018
"I had the pleasure of being the first co-op student that Sky View Suites had ever hired and I am forever grateful for it as it made me realized that I wanted to pursue a career in the operations field of business. All four partners were wonderful people and they all had valuable experiences that I was able to learn from.
During my tenure with Sky View I worked alongside Matt Regush the most, who turned out to be an idol for me. Matt showed me that work does not have to be as boring as putting in your 8 hours per day, but instead made my co-op experience so exciting that I decided to return to Sky View for a second co-op term. Matt is a fantastic teacher because of his patience and personality, and he was always available if I ever needed help. I once called Matt during my first co-op term completely overwhelmed because I was worried I wouldn’t be able to complete my work, and instead of being disappointed with me, he was understanding and calmed me down within minutes.
I will always value my time at Sky View Suites because it taught me countless life lessons that I continue to use to this day. I urge anyone who receives a job offer to from them to accept it as they will not be disappointed. Thank you John, Arlene, Steve, and especially Matt for making my co-op terms so much better."
- Nico, University of Waterloo Co-op student, Fall 2015 /Summer 2016
" The four months I spent with Sky View Suites were invaluable to my growth as a person. I loved how much I felt like a part of the team instead of just being viewed as an “employee”; I always felt important and was always appreciated. I also enjoyed being on the go throughout the day and really getting to explore Toronto. I learned a great deal about communicating professionally to both clients and business associates alike in addition to getting a better grasp on how to manage my time effectively. Overall, I am extremely happy to have worked with Sky View and wish them all the best in the future!"
- Sean, University of Waterloo Co-op student, Winter 2017
"I have had an amazing experience working at Sky View Suites. This was my first Co-Op term, and I could not have asked for somewhere better to work at. I was able to, and encouraged to explore my interests and help the company become more efficient. My role was moved from a primarily operations focus to software development/analysis where I have great interest. All of the staff is very supportive and friendly, and I look forward to continuing working alongside them."
- Matthew, University of Waterloo Co-op student, Summer 2017
"I could not have asked for somewhere better to work at for my Co-op Term."
"My name is Eric and I am a business and tourism student from the University of Waterloo. Sky View Suites gave me a fast paced and exciting view into the tourism and hospitality world of Toronto. I learned a lot from my time at Sky View Suites and many of these skills and experiences have translated into other employment and co-op opportunities. Additionally, the owners are great people to work for and they have created an amazing work atmosphere and culture to grow and develop in. Overall Sky View Suites was an awesome time and one that I would love to come back to. "
- Eric, University of Waterloo Co-op student, Fall 2016
"Working for Sky View Suites was a blast! I had a lot of fun and it was really cool to be working in the GTA core. Working for Sky View really improved my confidence when communicating professionally, and meeting with clients in a customer service manner. Overall, I would say Sky View Suites values the work done by students, and that allows anyone to become part of the Sky View family."
- Nick, University of Waterloo Co-op student, Winter 2017 / Fall 2017
I did a coop work term for Sky View Suites for the 2018 winter term - I can’t help but reflect on the wonderful experience I have had here. The first thing which comes to mind when describing this company is the culture. The culture of the people, the job, and the general day-to-day experiences. Prior to the interview, I was not sure what to expect out of the Operations Coop role and what skills I would learn.However, it did not take long for me to realize that not only is this a great company filled with wonderful people, but also that I really enjoyed my time there.
During this term I have learned how to diagnose and resolve a garden variety of common home problems but I have also learned a lot about the business. One of the many benefits of working for a smaller company is the fact that I was working literally only meters away from the partners. I am a very inquisitive person by nature and took advantage of this opportunity by asking questions I was keen to have answered. Everyday I was able to learn valuable business information and interact with innovators in the industry, which in my opinion was the best part about the job. Overall, the last 4 months at Sky View Suites have been wonderful, so much so that I would happily return here for another coop term.
- Lucus, University of Waterloo Co-op student, Winter 2018