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Summer Work Search Tips from the Career Centre!

February and March are very busy months for summer student job applications. Be sure to start your summer work search early to secure employment in the areas that you want to have a career in, to gain experience, and help you on your way to achieving your career goals. The Career Centre suggests looking for summer student positions through platforms such as Trent’s Student and Alumni Job Board on the Student Experience Portal, local employment service providers such as Employment, Planning & Counselling Peterborough, Fleming C.R.E.W., Aligec, or within various levels of government, such as federal, provincial, and local municipal or regional governments. In addition, take advantage of the services offered by the Career Centre, such as upcoming workshops including Resume and Cover Letters, Exploring Career Options, and Work Search Strategies. As always, the Career Centre offers one-on-one Resume Critiques, Interview Preparation, Career Counselling and Career Talks. Login to the Student Experience Portal for more information, to register for workshops, and to book future appointments. Finally, check the extensive list of tip sheets posted on the Career Centre’s website to help you prepare for your Summer Work Search. Good luck!   

Ontario Public Service Summer Employment Opportunities

Deadlines: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 (for jobs in Environment and Science), and Tuesday, March 13, 2018 (for jobs in Social Services and Maintenance).

Every year, the Ontario Public Service, related agencies and community groups, provide up to 5,000 students with jobs across the province. These jobs help Ontario students with limited work experience develop transferable skills, support their career goals and learn more about the Ontario Public Service! Summer Employment Opportunities are full-time, temporary positions ranging from 7 – 18 weeks between May and September, in over 80 different career fields.

See Ontario Public Service Careers for more information regarding requirements and applications.



Life After Trent: Career Conversations Program (formerly the Mentoring Program)

The deadline to apply is Thursday, February 22 at 4:00PM

Are you nervous about transitioning from University to the workforce?

Do you want to have a career conversation and gain advice from an experienced Trent alumnus who has walked in your shoes?

If so, this program is for you!

More information on the Career Conversations Program and how to apply »

TD Commercial Bank Division Recruitment Event

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 from 4:30-6:00PM in the Student Centre, Events Space, 1.07

On Wednesday, February 28, the TD Commercial Bank team is visiting Trent University to host a recruitment and networking event for the TD Associate Training Program in the Commercial Banking division, which hires 100 – 150 associates across the country. This is a free event open to all Trent students. At this event, TD Commercial Bank division is recruiting for three streams within the Peterborough region:

1)              Personal and Business Banking;

2)              Agriculture Banking;


3)              Commercial Real Estate.


Register on the Student Experience Portal Events Calendar »


Study and Go Abroad Fair

When: Sunday, March 4, 2018 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre

The Study and Go Abroad Fair is an international university and student travel expo, offering students a unique opportunity to learn about education programs abroad. In addition, the expo offers internships, volunteer programs, work abroad and language travel. The expo boasts universities from around the world, student travel organizations discussing gap year and other travel options, scholarships, free admission and seminars throughout the day, and a grand prize draw for an international flight sponsored by Air Canada!

For more information, check out the Study and Go Abroad Fair on:






Think Big. Look Back. Start Small Project, YWCA Peterborough Haliburton

The Think Big. Look Back. Start Small project provides monthly programming to young women and youth (ages 14-29) focused on developing leadership skills, promoting lifelong engagement in the community & country, to learn about local women’s history and other topics, to promote learning for group members and to mark Canada’s 150th in a meaningful way. These monthly meetings will occur outside of school hours, and hours spent within this project can be utilized towards community service hours. The project facilitator will deliver regular and ongoing activities led by the young women and youth.  As part of this unique project, participants will have the opportunity to share stories that inspire them such as the work of women trailblazers, a historic moment or a unique aspect of Canada that inspires them, as well be actively involved in executing Young Women’s Community Action (YWCA) Day events.

For more information or to participate, contact Ashley Bonner, Youth Council Facilitator at 705-743-3526 or at abonner@ywcapeterborough.org.


Hot Jobs

Peterborough Public Health - Students Vector Borne Diseases

Deadline to apply: Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Peterborough Public Health is seeking two post-secondary school students for the Vector Borne Disease Prevention program. Duties will include answering telephone calls related to West Nile Virus and Lyme disease prevention, developing and implementing a communications strategy for West Nile Virus and Lyme disease, investigating standing water complaints, delivering presentations, preparing and staffing displays at community events and public gatherings, monitoring storm water management ponds for mosquito breeding, and setting mosquito traps. Login to the Student Experience Portal www.trentu.ca/sep and search for Job ID: 14747 under the Student and Alumni Job Board for more information.

Safran Electronics & Defense Canada –Junior Software Reviewer

Deadline to apply: Friday, February 23, 2018

Safran Electronics & Defense Canada is seeking a Junior Software Reviewer. Responsibilities include coordinating software development tasks and designing and implementing software systems in a team setting.  Systems typically require the analysis, design and development of real-time control algorithms, sensor interfaces, serial and other communications interfaces. Sanfran Electronics & Defense is offering a 5-month contract to work with this global enterprise. Login to the Student Experience Portal www.trentu.ca/sep and search for Job ID: 14745 under the Student and Alumni Job Board for more information.


Career Centre Upcoming Workshops

Resumes & Effective Cover Letters – Tuesday, March 6, 2018 from 11:00AM-12:00 PM in CC303


Explore Your Career Options – Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 1:00-2:00 PM in CC303

Register for workshops at trentu.ca/sep


Career Centre Drop-Ins: 30-Minute Career Talks and Resume Critiques

Offering weekly appointments for career counselling, career talks, resume and cover letter critiques and interview preparation. Do you need help with:

  • Deciding what you can do with your degree

  • Writing your cover letter or personal statement

  • Preparing for job interviews

  • Finding a job or getting experience

  • Applying to professional or graduate schools

  • Exploring your career and further education options

  • Planning an effective work search

  • Developing your professional network

  • Maintaining a professional social media presence on LinkedIn

Phone 705-748-1011 ext. 6012 the morning of or drop by between:

  • 1-4pm Tuesdays in Champlain College, Room 204

             -Career Talks and Resume Critiques available

  • 9am-Noon Fridays in Otonabee College Office

             -Career Talks only