By ALEXANDRA MONTANA
Summer is quickly approaching, and for most students that means working. For those who don’t know where to look for a summer job, there is still some time to find one. Job fairs, the Employment Crawl, and Niagara College’s Job Centre are just a few of the resources students are using to find work this season.
Some students at Niagara have already prepared for the summer break. Laura Carranza, of Fort Erie, Ont., says, “I am looking forward to the summer as I am starting an internship. I am finishing my HR [Human Resources] program and I’m excited to gain some real-world experience.” Carranza says she is also looking forward to returning to Safari Niagara for her fifth summer at the admissions booth because she missed the animals there over the winter.
Go to high school, then go to college and you will get a good job. You’ve heard that same advice from your parents your whole life. Up to a few years ago that saying still had some merit.
But in today’s world with a struggling economy and a fragile job market, it’s no longer true. If the Ontario government has its way in the next couple of years, college tuition will increase by at least three per cent a year.
By KAITLIN TIESSEN
The American retail giant Target has now made its way north. Target will be opening 124 stores across Canada in all 10 provinces this year, including one at Welland’s Seaway Mall.
“In March we completed the opening of 24 locations across Ontario, and the response from our guests has been overwhelmingly positive,” says Tamar Nersesian, public relations specialist for Target Canada.
Target will be soon arriving at the Seaway Mall, with the grand opening anticipated for summer 2013.
By JESSE COLE
With so many students preparing to graduate in the coming weeks, students are beginning to focus on the realities of life after college. For some of these soon-to-be graduates, this includes dealing with a criminal record gained while attending college. For those charged as a result of bad judgment or simply bad luck, finding a job is that much harder.
It’s a fact of life for many students that partying and studying go hand in hand. However, with strict bylaws in place in Welland, some students have found themselves on the receiving end of tickets, fines and even criminal charges.