Keegan Wong

Q1. 

What program were you in?

BBA, Business Management.

Q2. 

Where did you have your co-op work placement?

I did my co-op with Enroot Meals on Demand as a Marketing Associate.

Q3. 

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

My biggest takeaway was understanding the bigger picture of how individual business functions affect one another and how collectively they support business growth.

Q4. 

What work are you doing now?

After my co-op placement ended, I have since stayed on with Enroot Meals, found new opportunities within the organization and worked towards my current position as the Operations Manager.

Q5. 

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

How you interact with others in the workplace isn’t something you’re fully taught in a classroom. It’s very common to work with a team from varied backgrounds, experiences, and cultures. Managing appropriate and contextual communication is something I definitely learned during my time.

Q6. 

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

Operations management and project management have always been my area of interest. I hope to continue my development in that pathway.

Q7. 

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

Co-op is a different learning environment. It’s not like a classroom where you follow lectures and take tests. The second you start your new job, your test has already begun. But instead of being tested, you’re testing the job, and whether you fit or not. You get to experiment and see what it’s like in a workplace. Co-op allows you to shape your career goals in a path best for you.