The selection criteria for the award included the work environment, leadership and mentorship, how the employer supported student learning and a longstanding commitment to co-op.
Melissa Gerrow, a Business Co-operative Education student who worked in the Finance department from January – April, 2011, nominated the Sisters of Charity.
Here’s a snippet of her nomination:
“Everyone was so encouraging and helpful through my entire work term. I never felt stupid for asking a question and no one ever hesitated to help. I could comfortably learn without fear of judgment. Due to all of the encouragement I was motivated to surpass my own expectations of myself. I felt confident in my work and wasn’t fearful of making mistakes. When an employer can inspire you to raise your own personal expectations it really shows the level of commitment they have with their staff. I sincerely enjoyed my time there and was sad to leave.”