The Best Summer Jobs Ever, According To You


Summer jobs get a bad rap sometimes – for some students, they’re low skill, low paying and don’t offer much in the way of meaningful experience that will help hatch your career.

But still, everyone has a favourite summer job. Whether it was what you learned, the people you worked with or the fun you had, there are many reasons to look back on each of your summer jobs fondly.

Personally, my favourite summer job was working as a Sales and Marketing Intern right here at TalentEgg during the summer between my third and fourth year of university. I learned a lot, pushed myself way out of my comfort zone and, obviously, it paid off because I’ve been working at TalentEgg ever since!

Earlier this week, we took to Twitter to ask @TalentEgg’s followers about your favourite summer jobs. Here’s what you said:

The Best Summer Jobs Ever, According To You

Storified by · Fri, Apr 26 2013 08:19:39

We asked:
#QuestionoftheDay: What was your favourite #summer job and why did you like it so much?
You answered:
@TalentEgg Fave #summer job was Guest Services at the #CalgaryStampede – Met tons of great people, lots of laughs and made great friendsMike Glover
@TalentEgg I loved working @SunLife as a summer student! Learned A LOT.Jodie Owens
Thanks Jodie! That’s awesome to hear. ^DC RT @JodOwens @TalentEgg I loved working @SunLife as a summer student! Learned A LOT.Sun Life Financial
@TalentEgg My favourite summer job was working with the team at @HarlequinBooks Amazing people, and such exciting projects!Arina Kharlamova
@TalentEgg Account Coordinator Intern at @CultIdeas. Loved working with great clients, listening to music, dogs in the office & free beer!Teresa Kwon
@TalentEgg Intern at Canada’s Olympic Broadcast Consortium at @CTV_Television. Great people, great work. (And unlimited food & Coke, ofc)Matthew Sison
@TalentEgg #Questionoftheday: My all-time fav was lifeguarding @ Sportsworld Waterpark in Kitchener! 40 hrs a week of sun & fun!Lisa Kramer
@talentegg Fave #summer job – Manager at a live theatre. Had a staff of 75 volunteers and no budget. Learned a lot, saw great shows.DC Career Services
@TalentEgg fav #summer job: Sales&Market Research Internship @trapezegroup because I was integrated into the org growth+development process!A.Jones
@TalentEgg my favorite summer position was as a Camp Counsellor at the Dundas Valley School of Art. Got to work with gr8 people and studentsRaoul Chopra
@TalentEgg Wildland firefighter in northern Alberta. Spent the summer flying around in helicopters, playing w/ fire! #favesummerjobDave Lindskoog
@TalentEgg best summer job was fisheries technician with the MNR. Boating, outdoors, fishing all summer really what could be better.Meg
" @TalentEgg: my fave summer job was working at #Accenture in procurement doing data entry. Loved the team work and friendly environment.Victoria Barreda
@TalentEgg working "fries and shakes" at @McDonalds in my home town. Even met Ronald himselfSandra Kyle
.@TalentEgg my fave #summerjob was working for @JimWatsonOttawa. I learned how much he truly loved #ottcity & importance of getting involvedPia Chin
@piachin @TalentEgg thanks Pia!!Jim Watson

Still looking for a summer job? It’s not too late! Check out the summer jobs section on TalentEgg.

Photo credit: Gerry Balding

About the author

Cassandra Jowett is TalentEgg's Content Manager. She joined the team as a student intern in the summer of 2008, and since then her heart has never really left the Egg Carton. Cassandra is a recent graduate of the Ryerson University School of Journalism, where she earned a Bachelor of Journalism with a focus in writing and editing for newspapers. She has also written and edited for The Globe and Mail, The National Post, t.o.night newspaper and other publications.