News Release - February 16, 2011
PUBLIC SERVICE STUDENT EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM UNDERWAY FOR 2011
The Saskatchewan Public Service Commission is accepting applications for summer student employment in the public service.
There are a variety of jobs available throughout the province in research, geology, administration, park and highway maintenance and social services. Last summer, the public service employed more than 650 students.
"Students told us they enjoyed their employment experience," Minister responsible for the Public Service Commission June Draude said. "It gives them an opportunity to be mentored, and to enhance their marketability for future employment."
Minister Draude said she also appreciates the opportunity to support students financially.
"It's rewarding to know that we can help put money into students' pockets," Draude said. "At the same time, having students in the workplace provides new and fresh perspectives to the work we do for the public."
The majority of student hiring takes place in late March and throughout April for positions that run from May to the end of August. There are also opportunities available throughout the year, including co-op work terms, student jobs and internships.
Students are encouraged to apply online through the Career Centre at www.careers.gov.sk.ca/studentjobs. Applications are matched to job competitions based on students' qualifications, as well as their choices of location and availability. Applications are then forwarded to hiring managers for consideration.
Co-op student Amy Deibert is the PSC's Student Referrals Administrator for the summer. A full-time business administration student at the University of Regina, Amy is responsible for assisting managers to find students.
Amy also works one-on-one with students to help them find a summer job.
"There are lots of great opportunities for excellent work experience," Amy said. "I'm excited to help students like me find rewarding employment for the summer."
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