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Innovation Assistant Co-op (Summer 2018)
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Toronto, ON CA
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Innovation Assistant (Co-op) – May - August 2018
We’re looking for an out-of-the-box thinking innovator.  Could it be you?
Let’s find out… Ask yourself a couple of quick questions: Am I someone who wonders about the future and how the world is going to change? Do I question everything (in a good way) so I can make things better?
If you said yes (even in your inside-your-head voice), keep reading and then hey, why not apply to be our next Co-op Innovator…
You’ll do things like:
  • Predict the future. Working closely with Innovation Directors, you’ll recommend a future solution to current problems.
  • Challenge the establishment by analyzing new ideas that drive customer and business value. Research interesting startups for opportunities to partner with or learn from.
  • Change the culture. Working closely with Design Thinking experts to develop a roster of tools and aligning with change management experts to drive the right mindset.  Enhance and maintain culture management roadmaps and support users when they need a helping hand.
  • Question the status quo. And then improve it. You’ll look for ways to streamline and consolidate reporting and tracking of ideas.
  • Document things like processes, tools, and assist workshop facilitations to help the Innovation & Business Development Department keep up their impressive reputation.

This is the job for you because:
  • You’re curious about the world around you and have spent several hours researching the depths of a concept.
  • You know that part of innovation is failure. And when you fail, you always fail forward…learning something new and becoming even better than you were before.
  • You’ve got mad PC skills (of course) and software tools like Word, Excel, PowerPoint are like crayons to you. And when it comes to telling a story, you rock.
  • You’ve got basic business know-how around how business make money and acquire customers. And hey, bonus points if you understand how products are designed or strategy is developed.
  • You’re driven by some incredible internal force to always be at your best, whether or not anyone is watching.
  • You’ve got a beautiful analytical mind and understand the Project Management Life Cycle.
  • You’re an all-round super star: an enthusiastic team player with crazy-good communications skills who puts the customer at the centre of everything you do.
  • Someday soon, you’ll make your parents proud with a degree in the Humanities or the Sciences. Innovation cares about your mindset – not your specialization.
Why come to Manulife?
Because we’re not who you think we are. We’re not some stuffy, old insurance company. We’re actually a small but mighty team dedicated to improving the health and wealth of Canadians – and doing it in some pretty cool ways. You might be surprised to know that Co-ops love Manulife – and come back term after term. Why? We’ve got what you’re looking for…jobs that embed you in passionate, productive teams, jobs that leave you with great stories to tell at your next set of interviews, jobs that make a Co-op term a fun, profitable break from school. Every term we hire 100+ students – so you’ll have plenty of new friends to chill with. And you can meet your new friends at tons of Co-op events like our recent Execs-serve-ice-cream day, gingerbread house day, and pizza…there’s usually pizza involved.
You’ll also have lots of opportunities for professional growth. Linked In workshop? Yes! Personal branding workshop? Yes! Access to all our learning and development resources? You bet! 
We want you here as a Co-op. And we want to make your experience with us SO AMAZING that you join us in a fulltime after you graduate.  It’s really that simple.
So what’s next?
Wow us with a PDF that includes your resume, a cover letter telling us how awesome you are, your transcript, and your Co-op work history (if you have one).
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