March 18, 2016:
Dalhousie’s Management Career Services recognized J.D. Irving, Limited as Atlantic Employer of the Year for co-op students and new graduates.
“J.D. Irving has been a long-time contributor to the opportunities that our students have for completing co-ops,” said Anna Cranston, Director of Dalhousie University’s Management Career Services. “They continuously provide really strong co-op experiences and learning opportunities.”
The annual award is given to an organization offering a high number of work terms and high level of engagement with students through employer-initiated activities and Management Career Services-led events.
“J.D. Irving was a very natural employer to select,” said Lori Bauld, Career and Recruitment Specialist for Management Career Services at Dalhousie University. “They’ve been heavily invested with dealing with our co-op students with new grad recruitment not only within the faculty of management but within computer science and engineering as well.”
|Anna Cranston, Director of Dalhousie University’s Management Career Services, DAL; Angela Roy, Student and New Grad Recruitment Specialist at JDI; Kristen Drapeau, Human Resources Specialist, Midland; Jeff Green, Director of Talent Recruitment, JDI; Lori Bauld, Career and Recruitment Specialist for Management Career Services, DAL.|
“We’re extremely honoured to receive this award. It acknowledges that we are an employer of choice. We are sourcing great students from great universities like Dalhousie," said Angela Roy, Student and New Grad Recruitment Specialist at J.D. Irving, Limited. “One of the great things about completing a work term with JDI is that it’s really more than a co-op term; it’s an opportunity to start your career.” Angela noted that new hires from Dalhousie join a team with 194 Dalhousie alumni who work across JDI operations. “We look to hire our top talent students full-time into our organization whenever we can.”
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