Forestry Student Career Centre

TitleForestry Student Career Centre
Duration1 Year
Project Summary

The objective of this initiative is to offer one-stop shopping for students pursuing career goals and for employers recruiting students or graduates of the Faculty of Forestry. The largest new program in the Career Centre is a Faculty cooperative education program, which will be expanded to all degree programs in the Faculty of Forestry. Such a program will provide participating students with relevant practical experience, which will facilitate their entry into the job market in appropriate positions. It will also enable participating students to explore different career options while still at school. Non-participating students will enjoy indirect benefits. The co-op office will be integrated with existing services presently delivered by student services (advertisement of summer jobs and permanent positions), international programs (international work experience), conservation volunteers program (volunteer work experience) and conservation career services (after graduation career opportunities). It will also be expanded to include services for all students of the Faculty. The resulting Career Centre will offer useful information, services and links for all students. Integration of all services will result in a more efficient approach of employers and better marketing and more aggressive recruiting at all levels. Funding is requested to help offset high costs during the start-up phase that have precluded the (much desired and most expensive) co-op option from being implemented before.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2002/2003
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorSimon Ellis
Year 1: Funded Amount66,980
Year 1: Team Members

Simon Ellis, Associate Professor / Program Director, Wood Products Processing, Faculty of Forestry
Lesley Fettes, President, Forestry Undergraduate Students Association
Susan Glenn, Assistant Professor, Natural Resources Conservation, Faculty of Forestry
Scott Hinch, Associate Professor / Program Director, Natural Resources Conservation, Faculty of Forestry
Peter Marshall, Professor / Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies, Faculty of Forestry
Sandra Schinnerl, Associate Director, International Forestry Programs, Faculty of Forestry