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Permanent Residence Information Session

When: Wednesday November 29 in LEC Pit from 2-4pm

Trent International is hosting an information session on becoming a permanent resident of Canada on Wednesday November 29 in LEC Pit from 2-4pm. Steven Owen, Employer Liaison Officer (Ontario) Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada will be speaking to student about the application and approval process. This free event is open to any Trent student interested in gaining more information.

Have any questions? Please feel free to contact Trent International in CC 302.

Ontario Internship Program

Deadline: Wednesday January 17

The Ontario Public Service is preparing to launch their annual Ontario Internship Program (OIP) and you don't want to miss this opportunity! Opportunities will be available online as of January 2, 2018 and be open for application until January 17, 2018. The Ontario Internship Program (OIP) hires approximately 100 interns each year and offers two 12-month paid assignments in a wide range of ministries and agencies across the Ontario Public Service (OPS). This entry-level program is open to people who have graduated with a recognized degree, post-graduate certificate or a diploma within the past two years.

Internships assignments are available in seven focus areas:

  • Business and Financial Planning

  • Communications

  • Human Resources

  • Information and Information Technology

  • Labour Relations

  • Policy Development

  • Program and Service Delivery

As the flagship program for public sector renewal, OIP interns gain highly marketable experiences that accelerate careers. Approximately 80% of interns secure ongoing employment opportunities with the OPS immediately following the program.

For more information on the seven areas of focus visit, Ontario Internship Program

The CBC Radio Peter Gzowski Internship

Deadline: Friday February 16 by 4:00pm

Do you see yourself in a career in media? Are you in your final year at Trent University? You should apply for the prestigious CBC Radio Peter Gzowski Internship Program.

One student from Trent, in any discipline, will be awarded the paid internship, along with three other students from McGill University, Memorial University and Simon Fraser University.  The Gzowski interns will each receive a week of training in the basics of Radio Production at the Canadian Broadcasting Centre in Toronto. The intern from Trent will stay in Toronto for the rest of the summer learning about the craft of making great radio. They will gain first-hand experience in contributing to radio programming in a variety of ways. The intern will receive a weekly salary and be compensated for all travel and accommodation related to training for the internship. Past interns from Trent University have moved on after their internship to positions with CBC radio in production and on-air positions.

Testimonial from a past Trent intern:

“I remember my first week, brimming with pride to be amongst so many smart, inspired broadcasters, and eager to get to work with my ideas. I believe that Peter [Gzowski] would have wanted young people with lots of experiences to play a part in creating Canadian public radio.”-Bethany Or

Interested? Apply to the Trent Career Centre.  Bring your application package to us at Champlain College, Room 204.  The CBC is looking for interns who are creative, curious, community-driven, and can imagine themselves in public radio. Trent applications will be short-listed by the Trent University Gzowski Internship Selection Committee.   The CBC Radio Hiring Committee, made up of CBC Radio managers across the country, will make the final choices from the short lists.


Internship runs from May 7 to August 24, 2018

Deadline to Apply: Friday February 16 by 4:00pm (NO exceptions)

Deliver applications in person to the Career Centre, Champlain College, Room 204

For more Information, visit these resources:

Trent University Information

CBC Information

CBC How to Apply


NSERC Scholarships and Fellowships

Deadline: Friday January 12

Are you a student who would like to benefit from paid research experience in a university or company laboratory? NSERC rewards excellence and nurtures Canada’s brightest young minds by funding top science and engineering students in Canada’s post-secondary institutions. Why not start tapping into NSERC scholarship and fellowship programs during your undergraduate years? You could receive funding throughout your studies, building a strong research profile before you start a full-time career.

Gain research experience by working full time with an NSERC grant holder on a research project in a university laboratory or find out what scientific research is like in the real world by taking on a full-time research project at an eligible Canadian company. Applications should be received by NSERC at least four weeks before the work term starts.

For more information please contact Karen Mauro in the Research Office at 705-748-1011 ext 7896 or by email at kmauro@trentu.ca or visit, NSERC

Career and Summer Job Fair

When: Wednesday February 7 in the Student Centre, Events Space from 11am-3pm

Are you a current student looking for a summer job? Are you a graduating student looking for your first career opportunity? IF YES, don't miss the 2018 Career and Summer Job Fair on Wednesday February 7! This is a free event open to all Trent University students.

Plan to connect with employers from a variety of sectors who want to hire Trent students for their summer and entry-level positions.  

SAVE THE DATE and don’t forget to check The Student Experience Portal for more information.


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