Employee Stories: September 22, 2017
Making Internships Matter
By: Fuel Transport

Internships are the beginning of a beautiful relationship: the student has the opportunity to learn industry-specific skills, while the company has an opportunity to mentor a future professional. What’s not to love?

Yet, over the years, interns in a lot of industries were assigned to tasks such as making photocopies, brewing coffee or running errands. Companies have missed the opportunities to explore the potential of interns, and as a result, at the end of the internship, interns do not feel that they have grown or learned much from their internship.

At Fuel, we strive to be innovative and creative. We wanted to design it right—so we hired an intern to do it.

Patrick France, a second-year student from Concordia’s John Molson School of Business, came onboard as an intern with the specific task of creating and developing Fuel’s internship program with the support and mentorship from the management team including human resources, recruitment and marketing.

“This has been an amazing opportunity for me,” says Patrick. “I’m creating documentation, reference guides and job descriptions for the intern program. It is definitely living up to my expectations.”

The internship program is his: when he came in through the door, we explained to him his mandate, our expectations and our objectives, and we worked with him every step of the way. At all times, he was supported by a team of mentors and managers. At the end of his internship, he—and his future employers—will look back at his accomplishment and see that Fuel’s internship program has been fully implemented.

We offer internships to First-, Second-, and Third-Year co-op students, and our goal is to find interns who will join our team after graduation. That’s why we’re committed to finding interns ready to make a difference in our company and build a piece of Fuel they can put their name on.

Right now we’re hiring a Human Resources intern for the winter semester to take over while Patrick returns to school. We’re also looking for an IT support-desk intern. But that’s today. Tomorrow, we envision interns to join and to make a difference in the various departments at Fuel.

In the meanwhile, come and meet us at the 2017 JMSB Career Fair on September 25th from 10am – 4pm at the Windsor Ballrooms (1170 Peel St.).