Stephen

Q1. 

What program are you in?

I proudly graduated from Langara with a BBA in Marketing Management.

Q2. 

Where did you have your co-op work placement?

I completed my co-op at the Disney Field School. I spent one month in California and six months in Orlando, Florida at Walt Disney World. While I was there, I was responsible for customer service at three different stores and spent three months working operations on a ride at Epcot Park.

Q3. 

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

When I graduated, I was confident that the work experience I earned would help me secure a professional job.  

Q4. 

What work are you doing now?

I am a Sales Associate at Teldon Media.

Q5. 

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

Disney had world-class training that taught me to stay positive and place an emphasis on customer service.

Q6. 

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

I’d like to gain more experience in sales and marketing and eventually pursue an entrepreneurial career.

Q7. 

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

Find an opportunity that you’re interested in and don’t be afraid to dive in! This is your chance to gain valuable work experience. These are tough times and graduating with a degree is not enough. A combination of a degree and applied work experience will help you secure a professional job.