Welcome 2016 Winter Co-op Students

January 18, 2016: 

 

J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) is pleased to welcome 68 winter co-op students throughout our operations this winter term. 

We are proudly working with 12 post-secondary institutions to hire students across our various divisions including information technology, communications, finance, sales, engineering, and human resources.

“At JDI our co-op program goes beyond just work experience. Students receive opportunities to learn, grow, and receive professional development training,” says Angela Roy, Student Talent Acquisition Specialist with JDI.  “Co-op students are an important piece of our organization’s focus on meeting our future workforce needs. Many students transition from their co-op terms to full-time roles after graduation.  Last year we hired over 100 grads from the class of 2015, many who worked with us as co-op students.  At JDI, it’s a lot more than a paid co-op experience; it’s an opportunity to start your career.”

Eight of the 68 students will be working at our Saint John head office in IT, Finance, Digital Marketing, and Communications.

This winter, co-op students are joining us from the following institutions:

- University of New Brunswick Fredericton
- Acadia University  (NS)
- University of New Brunswick Saint John
- Memorial University of Newfoundland
- Mount Saint Vincent University
- Holland College (PEI)
- New Brunswick Community College
- Marine Institute of Technology (NL)
- Dalhousie University (NS)
- Nova Scotia Community College
- Université de Moncton (NB)
- University of Waterloo (ON)

  Winter Co-Op
Back row, left to right: Catherine Kaser (UNBSJ), Jonah McDonald (UNBSJ), Andru Ferguson (UNBSJ), Sean Langille (Acadia U).
Front row, left to right: Carter McGrath (UNBSJ), Ryann McNamara (Dalhousie U), Sidney Piekarski (UNBSJ), Emily Robinson (MSVU)


JDI values the importance of developing the skills of future working professionals through today’s students. By hiring co-op students, we are fostering a relationship that provides students with the opportunity to gain rewarding, hands-on experience.

Interested in a co-op position with JDI? Check out our Student Opportunities page for more information. 

To learn more about JDI’s co-operative education programs and other career opportunities and information, visit our careers page.  Stay connected with JDI on Facebook, LinkedIn, or by following us on Twitter @jdirvinglimited or @jdicareers.