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Waseskon Awashish is Attikamekw and Innu. She is studying communications at Université Laval and she is working at the Department of Indigenous and Northern Affairs. She shares her positive experience working in the federal public service in a position acquired through the Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP).
So, my name is Waseskon Awashish. I study Public Communications at Université Laval, and I'm Atikamekw and Innu.
I work for Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada. The federal public service was looking for young Aboriginal students in a number of areas, including communications.
I work on a variety of things, but mainly, I do lots of writing. I was also asked to work on some major projects.
What I like most about my work is that each day bring something new.
At the office, there are some extraordinary people, so for me, my colleagues are A1.
I've truly had a lot of great experiences in this job, so I can say that it's been a real success.
Federal Student Work Experience Program