“Real world problems sometimes require skills and experiences that can’t be taught in classrooms,” says Kevin Hilsenteger, a Mid Range Mine Planning Student with Canadian Natural.
He says that his CNRL placement has really helped him bridge the gap between school and work. For one, there’s no busy work here! Co-op students and Engineers-in-Training get to get their hands dirty – literally – and apply their knowledge to real industry assignments.
They also have the opportunity collaborate with different teams, with the understanding that their roles are actively creating value for the company.