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Indigenous career programs

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The following career programs and resources are available for Indigenous students. 

Career fair & mock interview clinics

Curious about career options? Want to practice your interview skills? Attend the Career Fair and Mock Interview Clinic to:

  • learn about career and co-op opportunities available to you as an Indigenous student
  • network with company representatives and ask questions

This event is held in the fall and spring.

LE,NONET Program

LE,NONET ("le-nong-it") is a SENĆOŦEN word that literally means "paddling a canoe in a storm and making it through to the other side".

In a more figurative sense, LE,NONET can also mean "success after enduring many hardships."

The LE,NONET Community Internship (IS 321) is 120 hours of work experience carried out in an Indigenous community or organization of the student's choice. Students must complete the IS 310 Preparation Seminar pre-requisite with a B+ (77%) or higher to register for this.

Indigenous Resource Hub

The ACE-WIL Indigenous Resource Hub offers resources for you and employers hiring Indigenous students.

Find resources to help you:

  • navigate the process of self-locating and self-identifying
  • determine what questions might be useful to ask employers
  • interpret job postings and assess employers
  • create tailored résumés and cover letters

Need help?

David Busch is the Indigenous co-op and career coordinator with Co-op & Career. David can help you:

  • attend career fairs & mock interview clinics
  • find culturally relevant work opportunities
  • connect you with Indigenous organizations and First Nations communities who hire students
  • find career resources

For more information on these programs and resources or about the co-op program—including a chance to travel to Australia on a unique Indigenous co-op exchange—please email David or call 250-721-6378.