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SIAST business marketing student Meagan MacLean was recently named the school's Co-op Student of the Year, after completing a work placement at Saskatoon firm MNP.
By Joel van der Veen
Just over a year ago, SIAST business marketing student Meagan MacLean began a 12-month work term at the Saskatoon branch of accounting and business consulting firm MNP.
Now she’s a month away from graduating, with a full-time job lined up at MNP, and can’t say enough good things about the school’s co-op placement program.
“I am really passionate about it,” MacLean said Tuesday, crediting the program with helping her find permanent employment. “I do think it’s amazing, I do think it’s incredible.”
MacLean was recently named SIAST’s Co-op Student of the Year, as part of the school’s efforts to mark National Co-operative Education Week, which runs from March 19 to 23.
SIAST students take on between 500 and 600 co-op placements annually. Of those, more than 90 per cent are situated in Saskatchewan, but other students have had the opportunity to work in Victoria, Yellowknife, Iqaluit, Ottawa and Halifax.
For more information, see an upcoming edition of the Times-Herald.