Delaney Walls

Q1. 

What program were you in?

BBA, Accounting.

Q2. 

Where did you have your co-op work placement?

I did two co-op placements. One was at Transport Canada and the other was at Vanderluit & Associates.

Q3. 

What is the biggest takeaway from your co-op experience?

My biggest takeaway was the experience I gained. It really gave me a good foundation of knowledge that I’m able to use in my job today.

Q4. 

What work are you doing now?

I’m currently working as a Portfolio Manager at the BC Ministry of International Trade.

Q5. 

How did your co-op jobs prepare you for the work that you’re doing now?

 My placements gave me a better understanding of what goes on behind the scenes. It really prepared me for my current work in provincial government.

Q6. 

Looking forward, where would you like your career to go?

I’m looking at a few different pathways. Things have changed since switching from public practice. There is a lot of opportunity in government so I’d like to move around and try different things.

Q7. 

What would you say to someone who asks you about co-op?

I would tell any student that deciding not to do co-op is a foolish decision. So many people graduate from their degree without work experience and end up having a really hard time getting a job. If you can do co-op while doing your degree it accomplishes two things: you get your education and your work experience. I don’t know why anyone wouldn’t want to do co-op because it’s such a great opportunity.