Our Student Programs
At Circle of Care, we offer opportunities to students to grow their skills and gain work experience as part of two programs:
Summer Student Program
Our Summer Student program runs each year from May to August, offering summer employment to students currently enrolled or recently graduated from post secondary studies. We are pleased to welcome back many Circle of Care alumni through this program each summer.
Our co-op/placement program runs year-round, offering work experience to post secondary students. We partner directly with schools to recruit, and post these positions on school-specific job portals. The students work in departments that align with their program to gain work experience as part of their curriculum. We have students joining us in May, September or January, typically for a four-month period.
Benefits of our Student Programs
- Take part in unique learning opportunities including cross-disciplinary guest speakers
- Develop the knowledge and on the job experience required for a professional practice
- Participate in student-specific events
- Gain visibility into a rapidly growing sector of the healthcare industry
- Contribute to the meaningful purpose of supporting seniors to age independently in their homes
- Develop a network of industry mentors, colleagues and connections
- Open up potential future career opportunities
Circle of Care’s Student Placement Hiring Process
Circle of Care partners directly with several educational institutions to hire students from specific programs for placement opportunities that fit our client needs. When we open a placement or summer student role up to general applications, students can find the role posted on our general careers page and apply online. If you are a student actively seeking a placement opportunity, please connect with your educational institution to find out if a Circle of Care partnership has been established for your program. Interested applicants must apply online and will be contacted if under consideration.
Hear What our Former Students Have to Say!
“This summer, I worked as an HR Intern within the Learning and Development department at Circle of Care. One remarkable aspect I would like to highlight about Circle of Care is the positive and inclusive atmosphere that resonates throughout the organization, especially towards new employees like myself. The collective willingness of everyone I have encountered to provide support and guidance has truly shaped my experience as a student here.”
– Beimnet T., Learning and Development HR Student
“This is my second summer with Circle of care which speaks volumes. The opportunities to work face to face with clients are endless. I have facilitated groups, managed a case load of clients including home visits, participated in daily interdisciplinary hospice huddles, monthly palliative case rounds and social work case study reviews. This work experience has been invaluable. The most memorable thing for me has been how much part of the team I have been made to feel. Thank you Circle of Care for this opportunity!”
– Nicola F., Volunteer Resources Student
“Contributing within the Quality Department this summer has been a rewarding experience and an invaluable growth opportunity. I had the pleasure of working both within and beyond the Quality Department, to support quality improvement initiatives (QI) across Circle of Care.
My favorite part was learning about the different stakeholders and programs involved, and their perspectives, in order to develop targeted QI initiatives. I also enjoyed learning how to collect and effectively present data to help enhance quality of care for clients, as well as strengthen our internal workflows. Overall, I am so grateful that I had a chance to be involved in a diverse range of QI projects.”
– Manahil I., Quality Student
Throughout my student placement at Circle of Care, I worked in the IT department supporting helpdesk for all employees. As a current computer science student, the position has provided me with an incredible amount of experience including first-hand knowledge of enterprise software that I would have never had the chance to learn elsewhere. In my role I was able to resolve technical issues, handle both client/worker app difficulties and set up numerous amounts of software for the organization. The IT team has been extremely helpful and supportive of my growth by providing various means of exposure and learning to help further my development and skill set. My time at Circle of Care has been very fulfilling and I know that the knowledge I have gained will follow me through the rest of my career.”
– Brian H., IT Student
“Circle of Care really cares for their clients, employees, students, volunteers and more – I’ve felt very welcomed during my time here.
Circle of Care makes sure to let everyone know their appreciation for everyone’s hard work. There are many companies that do not show recognition or appreciation to their students – Circle of Care is not like that. Working at Circle of Care was an amazing learning experience and I was able to learn so much about the real world – information I wouldn’t be able to fully grasp in a classroom.”
– Nasrin A., Human Resources Student
“During my internship at Circle of Care, I was working with the HR Department, providing support to the recruitment team for both union and non-union hires. This experience proved to be an invaluable opportunity for me. As I progressed through my time at Circle of Care, I found myself increasingly engaged in a variety of projects. I am immensely grateful to the HR team, particularly my manager, for their trust in me and their commitment to introducing me to new avenues of learning.”
– Nafise M., Human Resources Student
“My summer student position was in Hospice/Bereavement as well as Volunteer Services. This opportunity was great because it allowed me to explore my interests in counselling and get real direct experience with clients. I also really enjoyed connecting with clients at our social programs like Let’s Get Together and our intergenerational Triple G program where I got to hear clients’ stories about life.
Working with Circe of Care overall was a positive experience that has helped me decide that working with seniors in social work is the right decision for me. I am very optimistic and more decisive of my future thanks to the experience I had at Circle of Care.”
– Jacquelynne P, Bereavement & Hospice Student
“Working with Circle of Care as a summer student twice has been an absolute privilege. Everyone across the organization has been so welcoming and kind. Throughout my time here, I was able to delve into the dynamic world of Communications in the field of healthcare. From crafting informative materials to writing articles, I gained valuable insights into effective communication strategies that contribute to the betterment of healthcare services. Knowing that the information we share can help Personal Support Workers, clients, and their families alike has reaffirmed the importance that Communications plays in fostering connections and support in healthcare.”
– Pooja S., Communications Student
- Human Resources
- Social Work
- Volunteer Department
- Holocaust Survivor Program
- Occupational Therapist
- Project Management
- Client Services
- Summer Student Opportunity
Schools We Have Partnered With
- Seneca College
- George Brown College
- Humber College
- Centennial College
- Sheridan College
- Lambton College
- University of Windsor
- University of Toronto
- Ryerson University
- University of Guelph-Humber
- Yeshiva University
- York University