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Description: As economics student Ethan Gilhula puts it, “It’s hard to find a job, especially when the one you’re looking for doesn’t exist.” Last summer much of the country was in some form of Covid containment, cutting off many traditional summer jobs for students. And though the promise of a vaccinated population creates a hopeful outlook, students finishing up their exams in the next few days are wondering where they are going to find those important summer opportunities. Gilhula wonders about the impact of a lack of internships on the current student population in Canada.

Date:  April 25, 2021



Discussion points:

1) What do summer employment opportunities look like for you and your classmates?

2) After reading this opinion piece, do you have any recommendations on what might be done to improve summer opportunities for students?

3) Page 4-3 of Wiley’s Financial Accounting: Tools for Business Decision-Making mentions accounting for faculty research grants at Western University, Ethan’s home institution. Have you ever considered undertaking a summer research project for one of your professors as a means of gaining valuable work experience?

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