How to turn an internship into a paid gig with Almeera

On today’s episode, Michelle is joined by Almeera, university student and part-time employee at CanGap! She has been part of the team for over 3 years and began her journey working as a co-op student. She’s sharing how she was able to turn a co-op placement into a paid opportunity and dives into valuable advice for gappers and students who are in a similar position. 
Michelle and Almeera also go behind the scenes and unpack what it’s really like working for CanGap, along with hearing what projects and resources are Almeera’s favourites! 
Topics Discussed
Almeera’s favourite resources that CanGap offers, including the Gap Year Podcast, the Gap Year Gameplan and Post-Secondary Decision Guide. 
A behind the scene on what it’s like working at CanGap and the skills Almeera has developed throughout her time with us.
Advice on how to turn a co-op position into a paid opportunity and steps students should take to be successful with this. 

Resources Mentioned In This Episode
The Gap Year Podcast
The Gap Year Gameplan
The Student of Leadership and Humanity Award
Post-Secondary Decision Guide
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Michelle Dittmer
President of the Canadian Gap Year Association (OCT)

Michelle is an educator and youth advocate that has taught grades 4 through College, developed International Service-Learning Programs, nurtured Educational Partnerships with school boards from coast to coast, and developed youth policy. Having a finger on the pulse of the needs of young learners, combining their need for experiential learning and developing reflective and values-aligned practices, she founded the Canadian Gap Year Association to raise the profile of gap year as a solution to mental health, lack of clarity, and the skill gap.