Recent Profiles & Tips
Third year Public Relations student, Janessa Ferguson did not expect she would complete two of her co-op work terms with the federal government but she has loved every moment of it. Janessa completed her second work term with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) in Moncton, New Brunswick where she further developed her communications skills in a fast-paced and supportive environment.
Cassie explains that one of the most fulfilling experiences has been the Co-operative Education program. “Co-op helps you recognize your professional skills, career choices and often you realize ‘Oh this is why we talked about this in class.’ You also come back to school with a greater understanding on your program.”
There is no dream too big and no goal is unattainable. The office is trendy and the walls have the words “Strong women work here”. There is something empowering about walking into an organization who has a strong focus on women. In fact, women occupy many of the senior level positions.
It was my experience at Ocean Tracking Network (OTN) that opened my eyes to the possibilities of specialization as a PR practitioner. I delved deeper into marine research and conservation media. For my third co-op, I knew I wanted to gain new experiences in the oceans sector and it looked like my best odds for doing so were abroad.
In the summer of 2015, business student Connor Hirtle was involved in an accident that left him paralyzed from the chest down. This meant he was no longer able to do many things we take for granted. What Connor didn’t lose was his determination and willpower to live his best life, despite his physical limitations.
Moving over 6000 kilometers from home, Courtney learned that it is hard to say goodbye and that your home base is important, but that is should not stop you from exploring new countries.
Sam returned to Halifax to complete her work term with BBB in May. From day one, she said she felt welcomed and supported by what she describes as the “BBB family”. President and CEO, Peter Moorhouse was committed to giving Sam the opportunity to grow her skills, while supporting her at every step along the way.
Magical. The word tourism student, Lauren Snider uses when describing her internship at Disney this summer. After a series of interviews over the winter, Snider was over the moon when the official offer came in for her to work as a Cast Member. Soon after, Lauren boarded a place to the magical world of Disney in Orlando, Florida.
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