Placement Ideas

What kind of work can I do?

The type of work is completely up to you!  Students should consider their interests, future career aspirations, and are encouraged to be curious about the workplace.  This is your opportunity to test drive a career in a relatively low risk environment.

Business: marketing research analyst, entrepreneur, bookkeeper, client relations specialist

Hospitality: event planner, chef, hotel manager, housekeeper

Art: graphic designer, art therapist, interior designer, audio director

Health: registered nurse, therapist, pharmacy technician, dental hygienist

Trades: electrician, plumber, HVAC technician, hair stylist

Technology: database administrator, software developer, information security analyst, IT manager

Education: elementary school teacher, school librarian, principal, curriculum specialist

Where can I find out what career I might be interested in?

You can start by logging on to your Xello account. The Career Matchmaker tool can provide you with insights into occupations, career clusters, and career pathways you might be interested in.

Check out some amazing employers and the opportunities they provide for Co-op students:

Digitera - Programming 
Car-O-Practor - Automotive services 
Shoppers Drug Mart - Retail and Pharmacy 
ABC Plumbing - HVAC and plumbing 
Ottawa Heart Institute - Heart health center 
Rogers TV - Television and Broadcasting

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