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Students get down to business in Kingston


Queen’s students are about to enter the Kingston workforce, thanks to a new program established to benefit both job seekers and local employers.

“The program provides students with an excellent opportunity to engage with local employers in experiential learning,” says Jennifer Massey, Director – Career Services, Research and Assessment and Graduate Student Life. “It’s a chance for them to discover the variety of opportunities available in Kingston, and hopefully it will spark some long-lasting relationships between individual students and potential employers.”

Forty Arts and Science undergraduate students will participate in the program, which launches this week. They will spend a day job shadowing at a Kingston business and have a chance to learn, ask questions, and find out more about working in the Limestone City. Twenty-seven local employers, including the City of Kingston, KEDCO, Empire Life, the Limestone District School Board, Royal Military College, and GreenCentre Canada are taking part.

Students and employers applied to participate in the program and were matched based on opportunities, skills and availability.

Queen’s and KEDCO recently partnered for Work in Kingston Day, the largest one-day career fair ever held at Queen’s. Two thousand students and 54 employers attended the event.

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