Job Gym is thrilled to feature our energetic Summer Co-op Students as they pick out their favourite positions from our Job Board.
Brooke’s Job Picks
My name is Brooke and I am a Child and Youth Care Student at Niagara College. My program is a “fast track program” meaning my program has summer semesters. I take classes like developmental psychology, therapeutic programming, and multiculturalism. I have been a student since September 2019 and I am going to be graduating in August 2021! I am hoping to be attending Brock in the near future for teaching! I would love to teach kindergarten-grade 6 because I am used to coaching that age, and have 6 younger siblings that are around that age group.
Outside of school, I love to be creative by making dances, painting and drawing as much as I can. I also enjoy cooking, spending time with my friends and family, and being outside in the warm weather as much as possible. Through the pandemic and learning to adapt to online school, it has taught me the importance of still doing things you care about and staying active. Adjusting to our new environments hasn’t been easy but keeping positive has helped me through it. Even though the pandemic was hard at first, I really think I am getting the hang of things and I’m making sure I stay grateful for everything I have and spend time doing the things I love. I’m super eager to be here at Job Gym and love being able to experience this opportunity with my fellow Co-Op students.
The perfect opportunity for people who want flexible shifts, have a passion for cosmetics and are interested in sales! This is a great job lead for people who love socializing, selling, and giving beauty tips. This beauty consultant & esthetician job posting in St. Catharines is perfect for you. Caryl Baker Visage is a company that values its employees and their contribution to their organization!
The front desk agent position at the Days Inn Hotel in Niagara Falls is a great opportunity for people who are detail-oriented, have a bubbly personality, good oral and written communication, and are able to be honest and ethical.
In Niagara-on-the-lake there is a line cook position for The Irish Harp Pub. A fast paced, on-the-go environment that never has you waiting around. Get tips and free meals while working on the job. Part and full time positions are available. Apply now!
Anyone with experience related to cooking positions are welcome to the breakfast/lunch cook position at the Sunrise Cafe in St. Catharines. Working in a restaurant position is hard work and requires good customer service skills, people who can manage fast paced environments, and someone who is able to communicate clearly.
For anyone looking for a seasonal position, the crew member position for Dairy Queen in Niagara Falls is a great way to gain experience, get out into the workforce, and ensure great service for their customers. Clifton Hill is a great location for a number of employment opportunities. Everyone who goes to Clifton Hill knows about their Dairy Queen and how great their service is! Send in your resume today!
Rhiannon’s Job Picks
My name is Rhiannon and I am a student currently enrolled in my sixth term of the Child and Youth Care Program at Niagara College Canada in Welland, Ontario. I have lived in Welland my whole life with my parents and my younger brother.
I am a lover of nature and art: particularly music, which is something I hope to be able to integrate into my future practice when working with children and youth. I chose the field of Child and Youth Care because I have always wanted to help people, and I can reflect on a few times in my life when I could have used the guidance and support of someone like a Child and Youth Care Practitioner, and I would love to be able to be that person for other children and youth.
Throughout my time with the John Howard Society of Niagara in their Job Gym division, I am so excited to witness the great work the employment counsellors do with and for their clients, and for the opportunity to learn and develop more skill in regards to building rapport and supporting others from their fantastic employees. My goal throughout my time with the Job Gym is to work alongside youth through their search for employment and to be someone they can come to for any support they need.
Breakfast Host at Holiday Inn Express & Suites: A brand new hotel opening in Welland, this job provides the opportunity to give visitors to our beautiful Rose City a wonderful first impression of not only a new business, but of each day in Welland as you greet them for breakfast. This is also a unique experience to be one of the original team members of a new opening.
Pizza Cook/Kitchen Helper at Angelina’s Pizzeria: I think we’re beginning to see a trend here that I always include a pizzeria position in my job picks, but how could I not bring up pizza?! This full-time position allows you to create one of the most delicious foods ever created in a locally-owned pizzeria. #supportlocal
Bartender at Big Texas Niagara: A taste of the lonestar state right here in Niagara! Serve up some delicious drinks to customers while embracing the southern country vibe. Perfect for the country lovers of Niagara!
General Labourer/Grass Maintenance at Holy Cross Cemetery: For the lovers of all things spooky (like me): working outdoors is definitely a selling point on my list, and this position allows you to keep the landscape beautiful for family members visiting their loved ones, while also giving those spooky vibes for the Halloween lovers.
Rachel’s Job Picks
Hello everybody! My name is Rachel. I am 23 years young, from Niagara Falls! I thrive in the outdoors, and I would live at the beach if it was possible. I am a sports lover, hockey being the favourite and I am the ultimate foodie, I love everything and anything.
Right now, I am currently enrolled in the Child and Youth Care program at Niagara College, I will be graduating in august! Very close to the end of the road! The main goal after graduation is to go to Brock University and receive a bachelor’s in Child & Youth in order to further my education and from there trying to find my footing on where I should end up and where I fit the best.
I am extremely excited to be doing my placement here at the John Howard Society- Job Gym. I am not only here to learn and grow as an individual but as a CYC and as a team player. I am eager to step out of my comfort zone and work alongside the utmost talented group of people! It has been an honour to learn about the various programs and projects they have running thus far and be able to be a part of some of them! I pride myself on being an advocate for change and inspiring people to dig deep and find their voice not only in themselves but in this world, I am grateful that the JHS Job Gym is giving me the opportunity to gain crucial experience and confidence in this field!
Hello, my name is Michael and I am enrolled in the Child and Youth Care program at Niagara College, Welland. I am in final term and was given the opportunity to do my last placement with the Job Gym within the John Howard Society in Welland.
During my four months here as a co-op student, I wish to develop new relationships with both co-workers and clients, take on new challenges such as developing new programs, understanding resources, and working remotely during a pandemic, as well as making memorable experiences.
With my wisdom and new knowledge I will learn through my placement here, I plan to use it within my career goal of becoming a teacher. When my four months come to an end, I have accepted an offer from Brock University to earn my Bachelor Degree in Child and Youth Studies this September.
I am looking forward to my time here and I would like to thank everyone who has welcomed me into their space and taken me under their wing.
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Working from home seemed like the ultimate dream to me for many reasons such as, not having to commute in the morning which saves on gas money, dressing more on the casual side, and not being able to forget anything at home, to name a few.