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               OUR CO-OP CLOSE-UPS PROVIDE AN UP-CLOSE AND PERSONAL LOOK AT STUDENTS FROM A RANGE OF CO-OP PROGRAMS.
KIMBERLY JONES
UNIVERSITY AT ALBANY SUNY
Kimberly Jones, Public Administration 18’, interned at the New York State Department of Health. She played an important role with the structure and policy development of many public health initiatives while managing communications with internal and external stakeholders across New York State. “This internship definitely played a crucial role in my transition as it prepared me for full time work, and allowed me to think about project management from a new perspective.”
OLEKSANDRA KASKUN
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO SCARBOROUGH
An Arts & Science Co-op student in Molecular Biology & Biotechnology at the University of Toronto Scarborough, Oleksandra Kaskun was chosen from a nationwide pool of applicants as one of the five student recipients of the 2017/2018 Brain Tumour Research Studentship. This win gives her the incredible opportunity to conduct critical research about brain tumours during her two work terms at the Hospital for Sick Children.
PETER LANGTON
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
“While on my WIL practicum in the GLAMx Living Histories Lab at the University of Newcastle (Australia), I developed skills associated with galleries, libraries, archives and museums, applied discipline knowledge from the Bachelor of Arts and my particular interest in Classics to create the project ‘Emeritus Professor Ronald Godfrey Tanner & Collected Papers.’ This project involved digitisation, digital editing, research, community/media engagement and writing content. I applied various forms of media, including radio and social media platforms to promote and share this digitised project.”
RACHEL MELVIN
UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK
Rachel, a third year student at the University of Limerick, Ireland, is majoring in a Bachelor of Arts. She completed her coop/ internship in the Padre Pio Rehabilitation Centre, Ghana. She has an interest in the area of social rehabilitation & working with children from broken homes. Rachel said of her coop, “from doing my placement in a special needs school in Ghana, I came to realise how much I loved to help people in need. I will never forget the truly indescribable experience, the children and people who made such a huge impact on my life.”
LEXI MILLS
WESTERN DIGITAL (THE UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA)
Lexi Mills worked as part of Western Digital’s Global Talent Acquisition team in the summer of 2017. Following this work term in the co-op program, she has gained employment as a Technical Recruiter, a feat she says she could not have accomplished without the skills she gained through her co-op term. She shares, “This program not only equips students with the transferrable skills necessary to compete in today’s job market, but also prepares them to enter the professional world as a truly global citizen.”
     


















































































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