Tagged Summer jobs

No interview follow-up is poor practice

By Saima Asad, March 14 2017 — For many students, university is a means to an end — and that end is getting a job. This endeavour is difficult in many ways, from creating that first application to attending the final interview and then waiting to hear the results. We’ve all been in the situation…

You must put in the work for summer jobs

By Jesse Stilwell, February 28 2017 — Your summer job search should be in full swing by now. If it isn’t, don’t blame the struggling economy when you don’t find something interesting and lucrative. According to Statistics Canada, the Canadian economy added 48,000 jobs in January alone. While they aren’t all in Alberta, that growth…

Students and new grads face tough job market

By Lianelle Barraza, February 2 2016 — Job losses in Alberta continue to mount. With the province facing a seven per cent unemployment rate, job prospects are uncertain, especially for students and recent graduates. According to University of Calgary career services manager Colleen Bangs, there has been a sharp increase in the number of students…

Reinstated STEP program begins accepting applications

By Fabian Mayer, January 28 2016 — The student summer job search is already underway and will likely be especially competitive given the province’s uncertain economic climate. However, there is some positive news for students, as the Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP) started accepting applications from employers on Jan. 25. Small businesses and non-profits can…

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