Past Student Profiles & Tips
I was lucky to land a job with a media agency called Atomic 212 in beautiful Sydney, Australia.
The Co-op Office reached out to current employers and asked them “what is the most important thing to remember when preparing for an interview?”. Here’s what we heard.
“In high school, I read a book titled Stolen Angels, which was set in Uganda. The story stuck with me and a year later, a friend posted through social media a volunteer opportunity to go to Uganda so I went. It completely changed me as a person.” – Jessica May, CEO, Rise Through C.H.A.N.G.E.
“JDI provided me with opportunities and experiences that I will remember for the rest of my life, and lessons that I will carry with me as I move forward with my eduation and into my career.” – Kristen Cook, BPR Co-op Student.
I had the pleasure of sitting down with Cecelia Ye to talk about her views on the Mount Co-op Program. Cecelia has been in Canada for four years, and is in her second year of the Tourism & Hospitality Management program. She completed her first co-op work term this past summer at the Westin Nova Scotian, located in downtown Halifax.
It can be a nerve-wracking time signing up for your first co-op professional development session, not knowing what to expect. This blog post will provide you with an overview on what to expect as you begin your co-op journey.
Fourth year Bachelor of Arts student Hailey Stapleton operates under the belief that if you are given an amazing opportunity, you should seize it! Hailey chose to do exactly this when the opportunity arouse to complete a 13 week internship as part of her arts degree at the Mount.
I had the choice of staying in Halifax or moving 20,000 kilometers away. In February 2014, I decided to take a leap of faith and embrace the adventure ahead of me.
“We came to the Mount as a package deal and found out who we were as individuals.”
Maureen Mix, BTHM ’91, says that the work experiences she had during her tourism and hospitality management co-op work terms ultimately encourages her to grow as an individual and guided her through her career.
Networking in the health industry through co-op work experience helped Mount grad incorporate personal interest with her dream job in Cape Breton.
This past summer, Krista worked as an Event Coordinator for Canoe Kayak Canada’s Atlantic Division. Her experience was unforgettable.
According to public relations student Holly Smith, there are two kinds of people: people who refuse to climb a 150 foot ladder, and people who go for it. Holly Smith most definitely falls into the second category.
Chantel credits co-op with enabling her to find her career and secure her job. Chantel has been hired to work for the accounting forensics department at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).
There are many benefits of becoming a volunteer, they can be personal and professional. Volunteering can be a great way to network; you will meet people from all walks of life and be able to make important connections with them.