The HeadCareer Program is an excellent mechanism to build work place competencies for enhanced career opportunities. During this co-op experience, students work for firms as employees. If you are an undergraduate or graduate student interested in preparing for future employment, this program offers the right balance of practical and personalized career development. 

About HeadCareer

Why Choose HeadCareer?

  • Test the waters

During HeadCareer Program, you can try an industry you’re interested. A summer is enough time to get a feel for a company or field while gaining experience that will help you land your next job opportunity.


  • First impressions matter

    For some students, HeadCareer is their first position in a professional environment. It's a great opportunity to learn how to present yourself, network and adapt to work etiquette before landing a longer-term position. 

  • Connections can go far

    HeadCareer is an opportunity to learn and gain exposure in industry, and to build your network of contacts. Completing HeadCareer program can lead to a full-time job at the same company.

  • Apply what you know

    This is your chance to put into practice technical competencies you learned in the classroom and improve your transferable skills.

  • It counts towards your PR Application

    Completing HeadCareer program will count towards your 1-year “Working Experience” requirement.

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What’s the difference between finding my own summer job and participating in HeadCareer?


Being an HeadCareer student is much more than just finding a job. Throughout the process, you'll have access to: 

  • Career Portal – which contains thousands of job postings

  • Career counselling and advising – providing lifelong job-search, resume-writing, interviewing and professional skills

  • Work term preparation workshops – enabling you to become a better negotiator and networker 

  • Support during your work term