AutoIQ Leadership Academy Co-op

START YOUR CAREER BEFORE YOU GRADUATE

Welcome to the AutoIQ Leadership Academy! This is where you can view and apply for co-op positions designed specifically for Automotive Business School of Canada Students (ABSC). With 17 automotive dealerships throughout Central & Southern Ontario and lots of graduates currently in the organization, our goal is to provide you a top-notch co-op experience. Successful applicants will be paired with an industry mentor to help guide them through their career roadmap. We are currently recruiting for the best of the best in terms of co-op and graduate students. Successful co-ops may lead to offers of future co-op employment and graduate employment offers. See what we have to offer below.

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Co-op Road Map

CO-OPS DESIGNED AROUND THE PROGRAM

  • We’ve designed our co-op positions around ABSC courses so you can apply the skills and knowledge you learn in the program.
  • Each term offers a unique experience, giving you the opportunity to work throughout our business in various roles.
  • The strongest performing students will be offered graduate Management Trainee positions.

CO-OP POSITIONS

FIRST CO-OP
  • Service Booking Coordinator/BDC
  • Service Valet/Porter
  • Junior Parts Person and Automotive Merchandiser
  • Sales Assistant/Delivery Specialist
  • Virtual Merchandising Assistant
SECOND CO-OP
  • Digital Marketing specialist
  • Internet Sales Consultant 
  • Service Advisor/Parts advisor 
  • New/Pre-owned manager assistant
THIRD CO-OP
  • Credit Assistant
  • Vehicle Sales and Leasing Consultant
  • AutoIQ Special Projects
  • Fixed Ops Assistant
  • Reporting and Data analysis
RE-POSTED EVERY TERM
  • Service booking coordinator/BDC
  • Service Valet/Porter
  • Sales assistant/delivery specialist
  • Virtual Merchandising Assistant
  • Digital Marketing specialist (AutoIQ)

AUTOIQ'S PARTNERSHIP WITH ABSC

STUDENT MENTORSHIP
AUTO SHOW SPONSORSHIP
AUTOIQ LOUNGE
GUEST SPEAKERS
NETWORKING EVENTS
ACCOMMODATIONS FOR PART TIME WORK IN-COURSE

ABSC GRADS WORKING AT AUTOIQ

Jess Cowan

Financial Services Manager

400 Chrysler
Jess Cowan
2019 Jeep Wrangler

ABSC EXPERIENCE
  • 2-Year Diploma Graduate
  • Logistics Director 2019 Georgian College Auto Show
  • Reception 400 Chrysler AutoIQ
  • Customer Experience Representative
  • Lot attendant
ABOUT MY CAR
  • 2019 Jeep Wrangler
  • It was my first new vehicle purchase
  • I bought it from 400 Chrysler
  • It's Lifted and Trail Ready

Aidan Allard

Marketing Project Manager

AutoIQ
Aidan Allard
2014 Jeep SRT

ABSC EXPERIENCE
  • 4-Year ABSC Degree Graduate (2019)
  • Internet Sales Consultant Kitchener Ford
  • Pre-Owned Manager Assistant Kitchener Ford
  • Marketing Special Projects AutoIQ
ABOUT MY CAR
  • 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT
  • Bought it from Kitchener Ford
  • Lowering springs, cold air intake, upgraded exhaust

Connor Fairbrass

Internet Sales Consultant

Kitchener Ford
Connor Fairbrass
2018 Ford Focus RS

ABSC EXPERIENCE
  • 4-Year Degree Graduate
  • Sales Consultant Kitchener Ford
  • Service Advisor
ABOUT MY CAR
  • 2018 Ford Focus RS
  • Bought it at Kitchener Ford
  • Upgraded Suspension

Mathieu Lachance

Sales & Special Projects

Barrie Ford
Mathieu Lachance
Mathieu Lachance

ABSC EXPERIENCE
  • 4-Year Degree Graduate
  • Marketing & Social Media
  • Sales Consultant
  • Reporting & Data analysis
ABOUT MY CAR

Rebecca White

Sales Consultant

Barrie Chrysler
Rebecca White
Barrie Chrysler

ABSC EXPERIENCE
ABOUT MY CAR

Joe Ranaudo

Sales Consultant

Kitchener Ford
Joe Ranaudo
Kitchener Ford

ABSC EXPERIENCE
  • 4-Year ABSC Degree Graduate (2019)
  • 2014 - 2015 Detailer
  • 2016 First Co-op - Service Advisor - GM
  • 2017 Second Co-op - Delivery Specialist - Mercedes
  • 2017 Fall Work Term - Auto Alert Sales Specialist - GM
  • 2018 Third Co-op - Sales Consultant - Ford
  • 2017 - 2020 GM Product Specialist
  • 2019 Ram Product Specialist
ABOUT MY CAR

Featured Story

Josh Katzman - 2019 ABSC Degree Graduate

Josh Katzman

Read Josh Katzman's Story

My journey to The Automotive Business School of Canada (ABSC) started with the goal to pursue a post-secondary education in business. With an interest in cars and the unique industry that encompasses them, I was introduced to ABSC and knew it would be the right path to pursue.

After four years at ABSC, I graduated with my Honours Bachelors of Business Administration focusing in Automotive Management. In four years at ABSC, I was able to learn all about an industry I was passionate about while gaining over a years’ worth of work experience with some of the top and most recognizable organizations in the country. Now being an alumnus, many of my classmates and close friends are colleagues of mine within the AutoIQ Organization.

After graduation in August 2019, I started working for a manufacturers head office. After nearly 9 months with the organization, I was forced to re-evaluate my career path due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Knowing of the AutoIQ organization from my time at ABSC, I pursued an opportunity with the organization. Looking back, it was one of the best decisions I ever made. AutoIQ truly wants to see their own people grow within the organization and has a constant focus on innovation while providing a top-level customer experience.

I started with the organization as a Sales and Leasing Consultant at Ed Learn Ford Lincoln in my hometown of St. Catharines. I can confidently say that I have never learned more about myself and the industry from my short time in sales with the group.

ABSC Experience

  • 4-Year ABSC Degree Graduate (2019)
  • Sales Assistant- Performance Mercedes-Benz (Co-op)
  • Marketing and Events Coordinator- Nissan and Infiniti Canada
  • Director, Performance and Sponsorship – 2018 Georgian college Auto Show (Co-op)
  • Dealer Operations Specialist- Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Canada (Co-op)
  • After Sales Quality and Customer Commitment Specialist- Porsche Cars Canada (Post Grad)
  • Sales and Leasing Consultant- Ed Learn Ford Lincoln (Current Role