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PCL Co-op Students
PCL is not just a great place to work, it’s also a great place to gain experience. Each year, hundreds of students will learn what it’s like to have a career in the construction industry in both operational and non-operational roles at PCL. The Student Blog gives a look into the world of being a student at PCL.
  • Being a Returning Student: from Anxiety to Excitement

    Patricia Baranoski shares how, with the start of her second co-op term, the pre-work jitters and anxiety from her first term have turned to feelings of excitement and possibility.
  • Growing up with a fascination for Construction

    Kevin Musson talks about how fortunate he feels to have had three very different experiences in his co-op work terms. Each site has taught him different aspects of the construction industry, both in the office and in the field.
  • Advice From Within

    ​We asked a few Canadian Buildings employees who have been involved with the student program to share their experiences and advice for students.
  • My Path to PCL

    Kam Seehra shares how it took less than five handshakes on his first day to know that his career had to be with PCL.
  • A Student Body Exclusive – An Interview with Deron Brown

    As we prepare to welcome a new class of interns to the PCL family this fall, Deron Brown, president, US Buildings, has a few words of wisdom he hopes will enable, empower, and encourage students to get the most out of their time with PCL.
  • Mixing it up with PCL’s students

    PCL’s co-op students are true PCLers; their enthusiasm gets them involved with the PCL community even outside of their day-to-day responsibilities.
  • Student to Full-Time

    Scott Blumell discusses how his internship with PCL was the single best part of his education.
  • Two Districts and One Great Learning Experience

    Usama Hamid shares his experience working in multiple districts.
  • A Co-op Term Not Quite By-The-Numbers

    Melissa Monaghan discusses why she decided to extend her work term with PCL.
  • Becoming an Asset

    Daisy Herrera discusses her career aspiration to become a Superintendent.
  • The Mod Yard Experience

    Evan Skjel shares his experience working as an engineering student at the Mod Yard this summer.
  • Switch It Up

    Scott Klinger talks about his five co-op terms with PCL and the benefit of gaining experience in different departments and different districts.
  • Exceeding my Expectations

    My name is Riley McCutcheon. I started an 8-month co-op work term with PCL in January and am currently working as a field engineer student on a fertilizer expansion project just outside of Saskatoon.