We were lucky to have another cohort of smart and insightful summer students join us this past year. For four months, the students had the opportunity to learn about Trans Mountain, while gaining direct work experience related to their field of study. What did they think about their experience? Let’s see what they had to say.

Why did you choose Trans Mountain’s student program?

I was very impressed by Trans Mountain values, the different lines of work and the benefits generated by the organization within local communities throughout the country. Gregory, Calgary Head Office

I wanted to know more about Indigenous communities and how non-Indigenous businesses were dealing with these communities. I could see that Trans Mountain applied and followed protocols that are very important to First Nation communities. Brittany, Indigenous Supply Chain Management, Calgary

I chose Trans Mountain’s summer student program because I believe in the importance of pipeline expansion. The company is also committed to giving back to the communities in which it operates. Nolan, Regulatory Services, Calgary

What did you enjoy most about working at Trans Mountain?

I was very impressed by the Trans Mountain leadership. Respect and safety in the workplace are top priorities and the leaders are doing a great job applying them throughout the company. My first corporate experience was a very memorable one, thanks to my team! Gregory, Calgary Head Office

I liked how wide-ranging and varied the opportunities were to work with and that I felt like part of a family even though Trans Mountain is a large corporation. Maria, Edmonton Operations Office and Control Centre

What skills were you able to develop?

I have developed a deeper understanding of Excel and how to use it more effectively. My professionalism has also been improved as I had no prior experience in a formal office workplace. Sophie, Calgary Main Office

I’ve developed my skills in website management, email marketing and writing. In my new role as Stakeholder Engagement and Communications Coordinator with Trans Mountain, I will continue to exercise these skills. My time as a co-op student has set me up for success in my new position. Mariah, Communications and Engagement, Burnaby

I’ve learned how to work in a corporate setting and create professional relationships with stakeholders. I’ve also upgraded my problem-solving skills, which will be very useful in law school and in the legal field. Kendyl, Stakeholder Engagement, Burnaby

Calgary Students

What would you say to a future student?

Get to know your co-workers and be willing to learn from them to get the most out of the experience. They are experts in their fields and have lots of knowledge to share with you. They have been very helpful and enthusiastic about teaching me what they do day-to-day. Kelsey, Operations, Kamloops

Step out of your comfort zone and network with your peers. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Take all the training available to you as Trans Mountain is a very exciting place to be. Brittany, Indigenous Supply Chain Management, Calgary

Try to work on many different projects! Take advantage of the learning opportunities. Don’t be afraid to raise your hand, propose new ideas or simply reach out for advice. Kendyl, Stakeholder Engagement, Burnaby

Never turn down an opportunity to learn while working at Trans Mountain. It helps to broaden your abilities for the future and to become a more well-rounded employee. Maria, Operations Office and Control Centre, Edmonton

Want to work in a supportive environment to grow your skills while seizing the opportunity to receive mentorship from experienced professionals in your field? View current opportunities and apply here.