Summer jobs with government pay off twice
Supporting Island families -
Some of the most interesting, career-oriented summer jobs on Prince Edward Island are looking for applicants – like Catherine Noseworthy.
When the UPEI psychology major was looking for a summer job, she found interesting, rewarding work with the provincial government. She worked for the Public Service Commission during the summers of 2015 and 2017 and feels the experience helped her develop skills that will benefit her as a student and worker.
“Through my work at the PSC, including editing, conducting data entry, filing, and being involved in scheduling for programs, I feel my organizational skills really improved,” she says. “I have gotten a lot better at editing my own papers from being asked to edit the variety of documents presented to me at the PSC.”
The Government of Prince Edward Island offers a wide range of summer employment opportunities each year – allowing college and university students the opportunity to earn money for education and to experience workplaces that range from the office to the wilderness.
Students interested in summer work with the government should begin exploring opportunities soon. While the Island weather is still wintry, government departments and agencies are already beginning to put their summer employment plans into place.
On top of the valuable job experience, Noseworthy said she was very happy with her coworkers and the workplace environment.
“I really enjoyed working at the PSC,” Noseworthy says. “The employees of the PSC I worked with were extremely kind and supportive of me being a summer employee.”