Last month, I had the opportunity to connect with Shawn Carver of Fiddlehead Technology in Moncton about how his organization actively employs interns and have done so over a number of years. He had some great advice and experience to share.
Internship is a topic-du-jour in the tech industry and beyond with leaders like Google and Facebook boasting robust internship programs that attract tens of thousands of applicants every year. Even Hollywood is in on the trend with films like The Intern featuring Robert DeNiro and The Internship with Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson at the box office over the past few years.
New and existing exporters across New Brunswick will have the opportunity to hire recent New Brunswick university and college graduates in an international business development capacity thanks to the support of Venn and its partners, the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and the New Brunswick Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour.
In the last 5 years, Maria and Stephen earned enough credit card points to pay for economy and first class tickets for themselves, friends, and family members to travel all over the world. One particularly memorable trip was a 10-day visit to Paris in 2012 where both their flights and 4 star hotel were covered with points. They were really able to enjoy the trip without worrying about finances because Stephen had done the research.
Contendo – like so many other companies – came as a response to a need or an internal “itch.” You see, Sancon was and is focused on commissioning oil and gas sites, and they were absolutely overwhelmed when oil was $130 per barrel back in 2008. Major customers were asking the company to stay and train their employees, and Sancon didn’t have the time nor the personnel to make it work. So, Contendo was born as a solution to help major oil and gas companies train their employees.