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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.
  • From the 604 to the Six

    Nicole Dy Ning learned a lot about the construction industry by working at two different PCL locations.
  • Making a Difference through the Projects We Build

    Thiago, an engineering student at PCL Toronto, wasn’t sure what impact he could have on society until he started working on the Queen Street Redevelopment Project at CAMH.
  • Proud to Wear PCL’s Green and Gold

    Maryan Miganeh tells us what PCL has meant to her from an early age.
  • Expecting the Unexpected

    A Student Body exclusive from the Bonner Bridge team.
  • Two Field Engineer Interns, Two PCL Experiences

    We are Christian Robles and Izary Torres, field engineers at PCL’s San Diego office. Both of us started at PCL as interns and we would like to share our experiences with you.
  • 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.