Given my circumstances, which type of job would be better for me?
A co-op job doing data entry and CAD work. It's related to my field of study so thats a big plus, and I could potentially come back in a future work term with a better job. However, I will be spending the entire day in front of a computer, and to be quite honest, I'm not sure how useful the skills I learn from this job will be. The networking potential is the main thing I will get out of this job.
A typical summer job, working at fast food or in retail. Less chance of meeting valuable contacts, or be able to network much. But, will gain very valuable transferrable skills.
Right now, I am leaning towards Job B, but I want to hear what other people have to say.