Jenelle is a 4th year Bachelor of Commerce student majoring in Marketing Logistics who recently completed a co-op position as a Route Sales Representative in Small Format for the Frito Lay division of PepsiCo Foods Canada. She claims that informational interviews were the key to landing her position:
“The biggest aspect that landed me the job was doing informational interviews with co-op students that had completed the same job in past work terms. Doing this really gave me a head start and helped me learn exactly what the job was all about beyond the job description before even stepping into the interview. It also made a great impression on the hiring committee when I mentioned all the great comments co-op students had shared about the job.”
Jenelle is continuing to work at Frito Lay this semester as a part-time employee. She credits this unique opportunity to her involvement with the company while she was on her co-op term:
“I was able to do this by showing how interested I was to continue working for the company in both Small Format and Large Format. I showed interest in continuing to work for them in the fall semester and they were more than happy to have me.”
“Overall, Frito Lay was definitely my most challenging work experience so far, but I enjoyed every minute of it and would definitely recommend the job.”
If you are interested in joining the PepsiCo Foods Canada team for your next work term or post-grad employment, make sure to participate in the PepsiCo Leadership Challenge (for 3rd and 4th year students only, register by Sept. 17) on Fri., Sept. 19 from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m., attend the PepsiCo Information Session on Mon., Sept. 22 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. or visit the PepsiCo booth at the Halifax Career Fair on Tues., Sept. 23. You can find more information about these events on myCareer.