“The hiring process came down to me and another person, and — in addition to my scientific expertise — what tipped the balance in my favour was my participation in Mitacs Step. The skills I learned from the workshops are what employers are looking for.”
Agriculture and farming in the 21st century is an increasingly complex operation that requires sound organization and planning, from seed inventories to tractor parts and harvest planning, among other tasks for the farmer.
I would suggest Mitacs Step workshops to all grad students. The practical skills I’ve learned in these workshops have been invaluable during my job hunt, and have provided me with the confidence that I will in fact land the job of my dreams.
“I’ve supervised many Mitacs Accelerate internships, more than I can remember. The program has been instrumental with helping me develop new applications for industry and engage with industry partners.”