The hunt is on for summer jobs

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Khalil Mourad, left, and Fallon Hughes talk with Karen Laverty, from Parks Canada, about job opportunities. The annual tourism industry job fair was held this week at the Culinary Institute in Charlottetown. It provided a networking opportunity for job seekers and employers. Guardian photo

The Culinary Institute of Canada in Charlottetown was full of employers Tuesday looking for students as their next choice of potential employees for the summer.

Students came from different high schools, or from UPEI, to see what employers were offering and ask questions about the jobs.

Colonel Gray High School student Cassie MacDonald was there to see what places were hiring for the summer.

“I used to work at the Tim Horton’s on University Avenue and just wanted to see what jobs I might be interested in this summer,” said MacDonald.

“I worked at East Side Mario’s for a bit for school and I loved it there, so I might look into a job in culinary.”

MacDonald has been thinking about taking a course at the Culinary Institute but she still isn’t exactly sure what she wants to do.

“I really like baking and cooking, but I’m not sure if I would want to do it as a profession,” she said. “I have a bit of time to think it over, since I don’t graduate until next year.”

Jeremy Briggs, an assistant golf professional from Anderson’s Creek and Green Gables golf courses, was there looking for potential employees.

“We’re looking for seasonal workers, seasonal full-time workers would be better.”

They’re looking for anyone that wants to apply, anyone meaning from students to seniors, all are welcome, said Briggs.

“For work qualities, we want them to be a team player, self motivated and be good at working with others or by themselves if they have too.”

Students were encouraged to bring in resumes to submit to the workers so they could get a head start on looking for a summer job.

Organizations: Culinary Institute of Canada, Gray High School

Geographic location: Charlottetown, Green Gables

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