"Laurier students are knowledgeable, enthusiastic and well rounded. They come to us with a solid background in finance and accounting principles and are able to learn quickly while on the job. We will continue to recruit from Laurier Co-op for our student positions as we are always highly satisfied with the quality of the candidates."
Curtis Johnson, Treasury Analyst
Barrick Gold Corporation
"Distributech is pleased that the Business Technology Management program is offered at Laurier's nearby Brantford campus. Our company is focussed on IT, so we give BTM co-op students experience in managing IT projects from discovery to implementation. We have been very impressed by the talent in the BTM program. The students' professionalism and knowledge has been a great asset to our business and, more importantly, to our clients."
Deirdre Falkiner, VP, Human Resources & Training
"Co-op students give us the ability to manage special projects and work that is in transition or highly transactional, but which may not be ongoing in nature. We benefit through lower costs and ease of employee management. Laurier provides us with consistently high-quality students who are motivated, dedicated and willing to learn. They have a high energy level which they contribute to the culture of the entire group."
Jason Kim, OPSS, Specialty, and Wholesale Operations Manager
Hewlett-Packard (Canada) Co.
"I just wanted to reaffirm how much we loved having our co-op student in the Internal Audit department at London Life. I was very impressed with the overall Laurier co-op program. Thanks so much for such a positive experience."
Sydney Trader, Internal Audit
"The IT department at Manulife Financial has employed several co-op students from Laurier as business analysts in the last three years and we have been extremely impressed with the quality of students from the co-op program. The students are very personable, take their job responsibilities seriously, and sincerely want to make valuable contributions to the team. They have a solid understanding of business practices and ease into our corporate culture. We look forward to a continued partnership with Laurier."
Michael Gallant, IS Co-op Manager
"The Ministry has been hiring co-op students for years, and many have gone on to successful careers within the Ontario Public Service. We look for hard-working, ethical, lateral thinkers who integrate well within our team – and Laurier students regularly meet and exceed this mark. In a fast-moving policy environment, Laurier co-op students demonstrate an ability to learn at a rapid pace and make a real impact on public service objectives."
Vasu Daggupaty, Team Lead & Policy Advisor
Ministry of Economic Development, Trade & Employment
"We had terrific co-op candidates again this term from Laurier, and I loved that their background experience was relevant to our business. They were a perfect fit for us."
Cheryl Wells, Manager, Analytic Team,
"We have been very impressed with the calibre of Laurier Co-op students and by the quality of their work. Their technical skills and ability to grasp new concepts and integrate into Pepsi's culture have exceeded my expectations. Hiring through Laurier Co-op adds value to our daily business and introduces us to people who might develop profitable careers within our company."
Andy Siklos, VP Sales, Mass, Club & Drug
PepsiCo Beverages Canada
"We at SC Johnson and Son are proud to provide co-op opportunities, and we are extremely pleased with the level of skill and knowledge brought forth by the Laurier Co-op students within the disciplines of finance, marketing and sales."
Neil Chin, Vice President – Marketing
SC Johnson and Son
"Our corporate structure at Staples aligns quite nicely with four of the main pillars that Laurier business students can concentrate in: marketing, human resources, supply chain and finance. We have had tremendous success in hiring and developing co-ops and new graduates from Laurier; the students are capable, motivated and eager to take on real challenges and accountability. The quality of education that students receive at Laurier sets them up for success; as a matter of fact, our VP of Finance and VP of Merchandising are among the Laurier grads who progressed at Staples. "
Jennifer Smith, Human Resources
"Laurier has a reputation for developing the best and brightest students. Co-op students provide a valuable resource in helping our teams to manage large projects and immediate deadlines. Co-ops bring enthusiasm to our business, and help staff to consider innovative ideas. They are a good fit with our professional culture at Sun Life."
Chris Jones, Manager, Student Recruitment Services
Sun Life Financial
"As a non-profit organization, we don't have a big budget. Laurier co-op students have the skills to design programs and develop curriculum quickly. One student's research into social enterprise was of such high quality that questionnaires, tracking and methodology were used as part of the pilot project for seven locations."
The Literacy Group of Waterloo Region
"Unilever has a strong relationship with Laurier and has had great success hiring co-op students and graduates. Laurier students are a strong fit for our organization as they are motivated, professional leaders who are committed and passionate about contributing."
Lynn Caiger, Senior Marketing to Shoppers Team Lead