Ultimate Business Experience

Since 1991, thousands of motivated university and college students nationwide have taken up the challenge of a summer under the Student Works Painting umbrella.

The Ultimate business experience of running a summer business.

Over the course of our recruiting season:

  • Student Works will meet over 7000 people in order to fill available territories in Western Canada. (B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba)
  • Student Works will have approximately 140 people operating summer businesses next summer
  • Each student selected will own and operate a summer painting business in his or her summer town, thus testing their limits in a true managerial role
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I operated a business for 4 seasons and that helped me discover that I want to be in business. The work culture is at the next level, all are driven people at a young age that are on track to be business...
Fourth Year, Lethbridge
In the first year the business had a healthy margin. I restructured my credit card debt, paid off equipment costs, made enough for living expenses and had money for second year marketing. The second year...
Second Year, Edmonton
My Student Works experience gave me confidence to push myself. I learned to own up to a mistake, fix it and move on. I feel like I can take on anything and this was really life changing.
First Year, Saskatoon
Year 3 was awesome! I did $200k in sales and grew tremendously. I improved from year to year with painter turnover, customer satisfaction, and profitability. I ended up putting in less time overall and...
Third Year, Cochrane
After painting for 2 seasons with Student Works I took on the challenge to run the Franchise myself. Running a business during covid required quick adaptation to a new situation and to stay calm. I learnt...
Third Year, Mission
Student Works is for anyone that wants to learn business skills that you will never get as an employee. You gain experience in talking with every type of person, in every type of situation. Katherine had...
Kathy and Darko
Kathy and Darko
Combined 10 Years, Edmonton and Calgary

Student Works Alumni, an extremely successful group, is involved in exciting opportunities around the globe. This program’s alumni are in roles of leadership, in places where they dreamed of living, earning income levels above their peers.

By taking on this experience, they fast-tracked their way towards success. The experience they gained, gave them a choice as to what they wanted to do with their lives beyond college

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After our intensive program, a student operator will:

  • Develop and implement a business plan
  • Recruit and manage employees
  • Market and Advertise his or her business
  • Estimate and sell paint jobs
  • Learn how to run and manage a business
  • Learn how to control costs and analyze financial statements

It is a Painting Business but it is not the successful applicant’s job to paint. The successful applicant's responsibility is to run a business. Student Works provides all the training, support, systems and marketing materials to ensure the success of each successful applicant, which means we can draw people from any faculty regardless of past work experience.

Finding the best people and treating them like the best people has made Owner/Operator positions with Student Works Painting the most dominant summer leadership opportunity in North America.

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Manage Your Team of Painters

As a testament to our success and theirs, many people return for 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and even 6th summers of running a Student Works business.

“Student Works: the most systemized, well supported painting company in the world.”

Starting Your Own Business is a Stroke of Genius