Co-operative Education & Student Employment
- Fresh ideas
- Motivated employees
- Extra hands at busy times
- Vacation relief
- Special project completion
- Relationship building
Co-op programs can offer a direct line to a job...students learn to present themselves and develop great communication skills
Amazing Chase presented by Island Savings Friday, June 13
Camosun will have its own activity
The Amazing Chase is an evening networking event like no other!
The teams are made up of members of the Chamber of Commerce Prodigy group which is comprised of young business people under age 35, the up and coming Movers and Shakers in Victoria.
Teams race around downtown Victoria completing mental and physical challenges which will give them a clue to their next location. It's not just about being the fastest runner, or even the fastest problem solver - it's about working with your team to make it through the Amazing Chase maze before the other teams can finish (and gloating about it to the other teams at the wrap-up party!)
Camosun Co-op will have its own activity and will be sponsoring two teams (4 students) who will be paired with members of the Prodigy Group. Contact us to learn how you can be on a team or can participant at the event.
Friday, June 13
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
After party Location: Club 9one9 - 919 Douglas St.
"He's only 26, but Derrick Fung is already CEO and co-founder of a startup company that won Billboard's FutureSound Innovators Showcase and landed him on Profit magazine's top 20 entrepreneurs under 30 and Forbes magazine's “30 under 30” list for music..." http://on.thestar.com/1qFLqeqParticipate in the CAFCE social medica contest running March 17-21 and win a $100 gift card. http://www.cafce.ca/coopweek.html
Business Career Expo
Ready, Set, Hire!
March 5th 2014
Richmond Olympic Oval
11 AM to 5 PM
Meet Employers who are hiring NOW
Camosun College, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Langara College
and Vancouver Island University
MUST Register Online at http://readysetcareerexpo.ca
FIRST 50 STUDENTS TO REGISTER CAN GO FOR FREE!
Contact CESE at Employ@Camosun.ca
or see us in person to get the promo code.
Cost $10 + tax plus (walk on ferry $32 return)
Bus from Interurban Campus to ferry and from Ferry to Fair return provided
For more information contact 250 370-3420 or 250 370-4111
A Camosun College Student Employment Event
What can Co-op do for you???
Mary Barra, newly appointed CEO of General Motors, started her career as a co-op student. (December, 2013)
"What a tremendous culmination of Mary Barra's career at GM. As someone who started with the company as an intern in 1980, she has truly climbed the corporate ladder through dedication and hard work," said Karl Brauer, senior analyst at Kelley Blue Book.
USA TODAY 6:34 p.m. EST December 10, 2013
For more background visit: Mary Barra at USA Today
Living Library - Lansdowne Campus
Offered by Student & Alumni Employment Services
Living Book Biographies -- Coming Soon!
Be Sure to Check Back to Book Your Appointment
What if 15 minutes can change your life?
WHEN: Wednesday, November 13
WHERE: Lansdowne Library
TIME: 9:00am to 11:00am and 1:00pm to 3:00pm
UCR Disney Certificate Info Session
November 22nd - Lansdowne and Interurban Campus
Imagine a study abroad opportunity for Camosun College students at a top U.S. university - the University of California, Riverside - that will enrich your academic curriculum and give you an edge when competing for a position in the job market. Sessions on Certificate in Management and Certificate in Hospitality and Tourism Management.
Register for the information session and read the program offering details.
Taking to the skies with UVic's Centre for Aerospace Research
Tucked away on the edge of the Victoria International Airport grounds is Hangar B, home of the UVic Centre for Aerospace Research (CfAR), a research and development laboratory dedicated to developing commercial unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Working with partners such as Boeing and Meggitt Canada, CfAR designs vehicles for use in areas such as search and rescue, crop surveys, location, and tracking of industrial equipment.
Camosun College Mechanical Engineering co-op student, Gord Cooney, spent his spring work term in Hangar B Building testing the UAVs. When ready for testing, the vehicles were loaded into a van and taken to a local farmer’s field to be put through their paces. Gord, having just completed his third work term with CfAR, loved the opportunity to apply the theoretical background he learnt at Camosun in designing and building the aircraft. As a mature student Gord appreciates the need for work experience as a base for getting rewarding work opportunities in the future.
CfAR Facilities Manager (and Gord’s boss), Jenner Richards, is a big fan of co-operative education as a low cost, low risk way to bring on more staff with the required knowledge and test their capabilities in the field. Asked if he would recommend co-operative education to others, Jenner quickly responds, “Definitely, quite regularly I do.”
Why not look into hiring a co-op student from Camosun College?
Visit the co-op website or call 250-370-4410.
2013 Co-op Photo & Video contest
Having a great co-op work experience? Show us in pictures and you could win!
- 1st Place: Photo - $350 Uptown gift card / Video - $350 Uptown gift card
- 2nd Place: Photo - $150 Uptown gift card / Video - $150 Uptown gift card
Winners will be announced by October 15th!
Behind the Scenes at the Victoria Buskers Festival
Kirstin Leary (Business Co-op) is learning to juggle…people, schedules and events, that is. As Volunteer Coordinator at the 2013 Victoria International Buskers Festival, Kirstin is using her co-op work term to put her Human Resources background to work.
John Vickers, Executive Director of the festival and supporter of Camosun’s co-op education program explains, “Being a festival society, we’re really an HR organization. The person who is overseeing the volunteers is integral to the whole event.”
For more information about the festival go to victoriabuskers.com
Co-operative Education & Student Employment (CESE) offers services to all Camosun students, staff and alumni and to employers in the community.
Students apply their classroom skills to the workplace and gain a world of benefits, or get the resources and coaching they need to find employment.
Employers participate in co-operative education by hiring a co-op student or assisting with workplace education prep workshops. Other services include advertising job postings, hosting on-campus info sessions and career fairs.
Last updated: May 6, 2014 9:11 am