Whether paid or unpaid - work experience during your undergraduate degree allows you to complement your education and test the knowledge you have gained in the classroom. There are a lot of ways you can make sure that you are competitive on the employment market and enrich your education by gaining important practical and technical skills. Consider taking part in the ALES Internship Program or another opportunity that is relevant to your field study like summer employment in your industry or an internship abroad. There are many resources on and off campus that can help you connect with internships and employment that would be a great fit for you!
Because of the importance of forestry and agriculture in Alberta, there are many summer jobs to take advantage of while completing your degree. These jobs are a valuable way to gain experience and to connect with other professionals in your field. You will also be given the opportunity to combine the teachings of the classroom with your experiences on the job. Visit the Career Centre for more information or chat with one of you professors.