Have you ever thought about participating in a work experience program to gain skills and experience before you graduate? The 2011-2012 academic year has been a very busy year for students taking advantage of opportunities through U of A work experience programs such as the Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences (ALES) Internship program, the Arts Work Experience (AWE) program and the International Student Work Study Program (ISWSP).
Internship students from the Faculty of ALES participated in 61 internship opportunities within the agricultural, forestry, environmental, conservation, nutrition and food science industries. These opportunities were offered by 52 different employer organizations within the government, private and non-profit sectors.
Through the ISWSP program, undergraduate international students studying full time at the U of A had the opportunity to apply on 43 on-campus summer positions being offered by 24 U of A departments/organizations. The variety of skills and experience these opportunities offer help international students gain understanding and insight into the Canadian job market.
Completing its inaugural year, the AWE program is looking forward another successful season. AWE students participated in 33 internship opportunities being offered by 26 different employers within government, private industry and non-profit groups.
Through partnership with CAPS: Your U of A Career Centre, students in the ALES, ISWSP and AWE programs were also able to participate in a variety of career education opportunities to help them enhance their work-search skill development and competitiveness as they prepared to transition into the workplace.