As we creep up on the end of 2020 and the new year is approaching, COVID-19 is still impacting our everyday lives. We need to analyze our strengths and weaknesses in our personal lives, work experiences, and education. Having a clear grasp of your strengths can help you achieve many great things throughout your future. Although COVID-19 has created many uncertainties in our everyday lives for the year 2020, it has also introduced various jobs for students to access both remotely and in-person for 2021. Jobs for the year 2021 are starting to be uploaded regularly from multiple companies/organizations. Some of our favourite sites to use to help with the job finding process are Sprott Career Services, LinkedIn, and Indeed. Today, we want to give out information about some of the best companies hiring students for the year 2021.
Desjardin is the leading financial cooperative in Canada and is rated as one of Canada’s Top 100 employers by MediaCorp Canada. Desjardin is an excellent example of a company that cares about its employees and their success. Working at Desjardin helps give you a step into the workforce, so why wait? Desjardin offers paid internships and summer jobs that are within students’ reach. Desjardin has around 18 main employment fields ranging from Finance and Accounting, Human Resources, Information Technology, Marketing, and many others. Desjardin is a company that can employ a diverse number of students in different fields of study. When looking to apply to Desjardin, there are a few essential facts to consider:
1. Must be a Full-Time University Student to qualify for a summer job
2. Must be returning to school full-time next fall
3. Each job opening has different requirements that must be met
4. Intermediate English
Shopify is another example of a fantastic company that is always looking to hire new employees that are open to students, co-ops, recent graduate students, and those in the early development of their careers. Shopify is the all-in-one commerce platform that helps start, run, and grow a business. Shopify is giving the option and the freedom to work from anywhere around the world. As employees, an online work environment allows you to keep your creative ideas for the core hours of work, allowing you to quickly and easily access the Shopify community and work with your time-zone. Shopify covers many aspects of the business world when it comes to careers. Shopify’s jobs include Account Management, Business Development and Operations, Engineering, Human Resources, Marketing & Communications, and many more. They are currently accepting all applications for the start date of January 2021 and their internship programs for 2021. Shopify’s internship programs are paid and can range from 4 to 8 months long. If you are looking to work in a fast-paced, friendly, collaborative, and developing company, then Shopify is perfect for you!
Export Development Canada (EDC)
EDC provides trade finance and risk mitigation services to Canadian companies involving export trade. EDC is a great place to start yourself if you are looking to be in the international business and trade world. Most of their positions are finance-related; however, they also offer placements in Information Systems, Computer Science, Marketing, and Environmental Science. It is important to note that Student positions are available three times a year. In the Winter Term (January to April), applications are posted in September, the Summer term (May to August) are posted in January, and the Fall term (September to December) are posted in May. If you take inspiration from coworkers, take risks on Canadian businesses in the business world, and want to make a difference, this company is a perfect fit for you.
As students, we understand the stress job hunting is. We want to remind you there are plenty of resources online and throughout Carleton to further your job search. Take advantage of the Business Career Management Center (BCMC); they are here to help with all career and employment opportunity needs. We wish you the best of luck on the job search!
Stay Safe and Sprott Love.