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Student Spotlight: Thank You 2017 Summer Students


In 2017 J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) will be welcoming over 650 students across our operations. This summer we had the pleasure of having over 380 students join us from 31 post-secondary institutions throughout Canada. These students had the chance to experience our divisions firsthand, and garner a better understanding of what their future careers might look like. 



Eric Atkinson, a UNB Fredericton co-op student, has worked 2 consecutive terms with JDI’s IT Division at N.B. Southern Railway as a Business Analyst. During his time with the company Eric has developed numerous dashboards for the Transportation Division, focusing on analytics and helping to increase overall efficiency of the group. “My co-op has been incredibly insightful. I have been able to apply my education to real-world situations on a daily basis. I would recommend a co-op with JDI any day of the week.”

Summer students are hired during the first weeks of May and stay with the company until the end of August. Each student experience is different, as the company offers such a variety of positions across our diversified divisions. This is a great learning opportunity for students, as well as employers. 

This summer students joined us from 31 post-secondary institutions, including:
Bishop’s University
University of Ottawa
Quinnipiac University
Trent University
McMaster University
Carleton University
Wilfrid Laurier University
University of Toronto
Western University
York University
Laurentian University
Clarkson University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Nova Scotia Community College
New Brunswick Community College
University of New Brunswick Saint John
University of New Brunswick Fredericton
Université de Moncton
Memorial University
Marine Institute
St. Mary's University
Dalhousie University
Acadia University
Mount Allison University
St. Francis Xavier University
S. Thomas University
Maritime College of Forest Technology
Georgian College
College of the North Atlantic
Fanshawe College
Mount Saint Vincent University

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