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ClearRisk Academy

Your career in the tech sector.

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There is a global shortage of skilled technology workers. And these jobs are not just for tech specialists like software developers, data analysts and computer engineers. People are needed on the business side in tech companies for marketing and sales, customer success, and business development.

ClearRisk Academy is a good place to start.

We want to help you explore what your future might look like or what path your career could take. So, we created ClearRisk Academy. Each semester, students become a member of the team and ‘try out’ a career opportunity on the business or tech side of our firm. ClearRisk welcomes students from our home province and many different countries around the world.

ClearRisk is a leader in the insurtech market. A market that is estimated to grow to $1.5 billion USD in the next five years. That’s huge. This is where ClearRisk thrives. Organizations generate significant amounts of data and many still use archaic paper-based or software systems. We work with them to manage that data and optimize their risk more efficiently. This saves our customers lots of time and lots of money.

We work with 150 organizations in North America—municipalities, real property companies, insurers and some retail and service companies you may have heard of like The Keg, Papa John’s, and Goodlife Fitness. We have a ton of great customers.

Our goal is not to just be the best risk-optimization company in North America, but on every continent. And, we’d love for you to try us out.

Marketing Coordinator & Business Development Representative

Christine Johnston

I was offered to stay on in the role of Marketing Coordinator at the end of my 6-week work term. I became the first full-time remote employee at ClearRisk, now I lead outbound campaigns, conduct interviews, and create ClearRisk content. The most rewarding part of my job has to be helping train the new work-term students to ensure that everyone feels comfortable, well-equipped and empowered when joining our ClearRisk team.

Software Developer, Former Student

Hai Nghiem

As ClearRisk interns, each of us were treated just like any employee at the company; this means that our voices are heard during company-wide meetings, our contributions are what our customers benefit from after our projects ended, and the veterans at the company are eager to hear our “fresh” perspectives. The intern experience will put you out of your comfort zone to grow as a professional.

Software Developer, Former Student

Eshu Thakur

I was very lucky to be able to get my first internship at ClearRisk because the company provided me with the perfect combination of support and challenges, which were essential to my growth as a young co-op student.

The environment at ClearRisk for students is very nurturing, fun, and full of growth. We have team lunches every Friday and special events like BBQs and Washer Tournaments.

Current Student

Hind Faiad

I started my work at ClearRisk as an undergraduate student working for the first time in a business role. Currently, I have been invited back for a second work term after being offered a part-time position during the summer. I remember immediately feeling treated like I was a full-time member of the team. I am confident in saying that students provide enormous value to this company, and the amount of learning I do on a daily basis is beyond anything I could've imagined for a student work placement. Really happy to be part of the team

Current Student

Connor Knight

I found starting here really welcoming, even though my onboarding was virtual at the start of the pandemic, and it’s been great seeing how the things we learn at MUN translate to real work.

Current Student

Annie Skinner

ClearRisk was my third and final work term, and the experience at ClearRisk was definitely my favourite of the three. Everyone is fun, friendly, and helpful. They make sure students are really contributing to the organization unlike other companies that give students busy work. ClearRisk wants students who are a good fit to stay on after their placements which has been awesome for me!

We want to meet you and bring you on this incredible journey with us!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What do we look for in a candidate?

Usually, we gravitate towards candidates who can demonstrate their proficiency in one or more programming languages, business acumen, or a healthy amount of inquisitiveness. Every work-term student goes through training, so being able to learn new concepts quickly and a team player should be enough to be considered.

My background is not in business or technology.
Should I still apply?

Yes! Our colleagues came from a diverse range of backgrounds such as software engineering, business, commerce, economics, math, design, and film. If you have an eagerness to learn, and work well in a team environment, your skills and fresh perspective will be of great value to our team.

How long are the work terms?

Here at ClearRisk, we don’t like to think about your work term as being a temporary placement. Although your school may have a specific period of time allotted for your work term such as 4 months or 6 weeks, depending on the program; we like to think of it almost like a trial period. If by the end of your work term we feel like you’re a good fit, you will receive an offer to stay on part-time during your school semester, another position on future work terms, and possibly even a full-time position after graduation.

What responsibilities should I expect to have in the business team?

The business team works together in a variety of areas, including marketing strategy planning, customer success management, inbound/outbound sales activity, or business development research. You will be given tasks related to any of these areas and will be given opportunities to attend conference calls with industry key players such as current and prospective customers. Whatever your concentration, you will find yourself participating in meaningful work where the outcomes will directly impact ClearRisk as an organization. You will often be trusted with your own projects, giving you a strong sense of autonomy with the work you complete, as well as an onus to do every task to the best of your ability. ClearRisk gives you the opportunity to apply your school-learned business knowledge to real life situations, challenging you to grow as a business professional with every task.

What responsibilities should I expect to have in the technical team?

Working in a tight-knit and dynamic technical team at a startup like ClearRisk means no two days are the same. Depending on your areas of interest, you might be problem-solving with implementation specialists in both technical and customer-facing situations. You might also be developing the latest features for our core risk-management platform with other software developers and learning new technologies as you go along. Some key areas we would want you to help us are: UX/UI, scalability and data analytics. Regardless of which teams you end up in, you will take ownership of one or more projects that will have a significant impact on our risk management platform.

Who can I go to if I need help during work hours?

Everyone at ClearRisk is welcoming and helpful and most will make themselves available to answer questions or guide you through a certain process. You will always be given access to the appropriate tools and resources you need to complete a project or task, including but not limited to your own work computer that you can take home with you. Everyone is aware that a large part of the internship is a learning process, and most employees will do whatever they can to help you get comfortable in your role.

Can I work from home?

ClearRisk follows a work from anywhere policy, whereby any employee can work from whatever environment they feel most comfortable and productive. Currently, we have a number of employees working remotely from home, whether they are in Newfoundland or in other parts of Canada! The office is also available at any point if you’re working from home and looking for a change of environment.

What is the company culture like?

ClearRisk’s core values are: caring, trust, and fun. These values are reflected in each of our employees, and through the overall company culture every day. The atmosphere in the office is lighthearted and relaxed, and you will often see employees sharing their work with each other and cracking jokes. We don’t take scheduled breaks and employees may get up anytime to grab a snack or a coffee, which are freely available in our communal kitchen area. One of our favorite activities is our weekly team lunch that never fails to bring us closer together. It’s also not uncommon to participate in activities such as food drives and other charitable fundraisers that allow us to give back to the community in a number of ways.

Where do we post open-positions for students?

You can find our postings on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, or through your co-op job boards. Additionally, our website, clearrisk.com, should have the latest openings as well.

Are there cool perks to working at ClearRisk?

Yes! ClearRisk is always organizing fun activities outside of the office such as BBQs, washers tournaments, poker games, team socials, holiday parties, and more! This is all in addition to various in-office perks such as office snacks, community coffee, company funded book-club, and of course, free lunch on Fridays!

Do we hire international students?

Yes! ClearRisk is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that is inclusive of all employees from various backgrounds. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, family or marital status, disability or any other legally protected class. We will not tolerate harassment or discrimination based on any of these stated characteristics. At ClearRisk, we value bringing different perspectives into the workplace and enjoy celebrating the diversity among our staff and students!

Do work-term students get offered full-time positions after their work-terms end?

Work term students are welcomed to the team with the hopes that they will foster skills that make them a good fit for a full-time position in the future. Students will usually be offered a position following their work term if they demonstrate strong initiative, a willingness to learn, and an enthusiasm for the work they do while at ClearRisk. If you are still in school, this might come in the form of offering you a part-time position during academic semesters so that you can be kept in the loop about various projects you contributed to during your work term.

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