erik

Q1. 

What program were you in?

BBA, Business Management.

Q2. 

Where did you have your co-op work placement?

I worked with YVR as part of their Community Relations team for three work terms.

Q3. 

What’s the biggest takeaway from your co-op experience?

My biggest takeaway is the importance of developing great relationships with colleagues. Working with people that I could call my friends made work much easier, more enjoyable, and motivated me to do my best work.

Q4. 

What work are you doing now?

I’m a sponsorship coordinator for the City of Richmond’s Corporate Partnerships team. Basically, I help develop and manage partnerships with sponsors for the City of Richmond’s Canada 150 events.

Q5. 

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

The biggest thing I got from my co-op work terms is confidence. I feel well qualified and confident in what I’m doing now.

Q6. 

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

Not sure yet. We’ll see where my opportunities take me.

Q7. 

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

I would say that doing co-op gives you the confidence you need to succeed in the workforce after you graduate. I think it’s very important to be confident in yourself, and joining the co-op program is the best way to achieve that.