What AWE Alumni have said about their experience:
"I was able to test-drive a possible career path and get a head-start financially before graduation.”
“I not only received the practical skills I needed to be successful in future jobs, I discovered a career that I am passionate about and can pursue after I graduate.”
“[I had] a safe environment to develop skills related to my degree. In my internship, I had lots of opportunities to go beyond my comfort zone and expand my skills and experiences, but I always felt supported when doing so.”
“The confidence in an interview is huge! I interviewed for jobs that I didn't get but I learned something from each experience. I also learned that my degree can take me in unconventional directions.”
“The main difference is that AWE work terms encourage students to develop personal goals, achieve them, and reflect on their experiences. Regular jobs don't make this process explicit, so students might not gain as much from those experiences."