What do we do?
Experience Education manages the co-op, practicum, and internship programs for private career colleges, and universities across Canada. We help schools meet their compliance requirements under provincial and federal regulation, and we ensure that all of their students are placed in academically valid, and rewarding co-ops, practicums, and internships.
EE is Canada’s largest private firm specialized in work integrated learning - with offices in Vancouver and Montreal, we serve clients from coast to coast, and in both official languages. Each year we work to innovate new programs, refine service delivery, and make things easier and more cost effective for our clients.
Whether it is specialized Career Tours, quarterly job fairs, or job boards exclusive to your students, in addition to our core services, EE also has a suite of low, or no-cost add-ons to help your school stand out.
Meet Our Team
Cathy Fitzhugh, Managing Director
Cathy is a partner in the company and heads our main office in Vancouver. In addition to managing our western operations, Cathy also runs our student services.
Robert Jago, Business Development
Robert is the company’s founder and majority partner. He is based in Montreal and heads our business development.
Justin Lam, Experiential Programs Manager
Justin manages our experiential programs, those include our wilderness, and volunteer placements.
Jurise Oliveros, Co-Op Team Lead
Jurise heads up our co-op programs team. She is the first line of contact for co-op students, and ensures that all students interview and are placed on time.
Woolim Lee, Interview Coordinator
Woolim meets with co-op host companies, screens them, and matches them to students in our interview queue.
Orin Williams, Prospecting Team Member
Orin is a member of our prospecting team. He searches for new companies that could be hosts for our students, and recruits the best of them.
Matthew Mutuku, Prospecting Team Member
Matthew is a member of our prospecting team. He is focused on smaller markets, and niche fields.
Dilpreet Grewal, Interview Coordinator & Student Services Assistant
Dilpreet helps out with interview prep, collects student reports, and conducts site visits to make sure placements are going well.
Our corporate seal and our logo are evocative of a west coast spindle whorl, the national symbol of the Sto:lo people - the First Nations people indigenous to the Metro Vancouver area. Our company is majority-owned and was founded by a member of a Sto:lo First Nation, and the values of that culture are part of what make our company different.
Sto:lo culture is centred around exchange, and centred around the potlatch. We know that the best way to show our value to our clients, and our business partners is to give. We do this with free services such as job fairs, and in low cost services such as our stipend programs - where we arrange payments for students doing otherwise unpaid internships.
Being an Indigenous business we also are aware of how some people can not be properly respected in society, and so we work to make sure that each of our programs is culturally sensitive and open to people from all cultures, and religions. Through our unique (in our industry) system of reasonable accommodations - we create placement matches that can accommodate different religious needs, family needs, and people with special needs.