Page 11 - WACE Best of Co-op Guide 2018-19
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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.
KATE HITCHCOCK
UNIVERSITY OF CANBERRA
Growing up in Canberra, Kate had a heightened political awareness from an early age. Whilst studying, Kate has actively sought opportunities to gain professional experience in both politics and communications. Most recently Kate completed
an eight-week internship in the office of U.S. Congressman Mark DeSaulnier as a part of the highly competitive Uni-Capitol Washington Internship Programme which aims to strengthen the bilateral relationship between the U.S. and Australia. Undertaking an internship in the U.S. Congress as an Australian student is an extraordinarily rare opportunity, and Kate was an outstanding ambassador for the university and Australia.
EUN MEE HONG
MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY
In 2018, Macquarie University expanded PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) by launching its first Co-operative Education program in partnership with EY, Finity, NDIA, PwC Australia, TAL and Zurich. Catherine Buryak: “I now have the invaluable opportunity to have a work-integrated study pattern allowing me to learn about Actuary roles and gain priceless field experience.” Eun Mee Hong: “The Co-op program put me outside of my comfort zone opening up opportunities far beyond a standard degree.”
TIM HUGGINS
MERRIMACK COLLEGE
After completing two co-ops within my Accounting and Management major, I have grown not only as an employee, but also as a person. Actual hands-on work experience inside your field is invaluable. My co-op positions allowed me to put everything I learned in class to the test. I also gained experience learning to communicate and work well with co-workers. There’s no doubt that co-op has given me an invaluable edge in the job market.
KAYLA JACKMAN
MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY OF NEWFOUNDLAND
“During my work terms with Irving Shipbuilding, I was part of a diverse team supporting the construction of the first Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship for the Royal Canadian Navy. I investigated construction issues and provided solutions to multi- disciplinary teams. I worked in office and the field, enabling me to physically see problems and remediate issues using 3D modeling and drawings. I gained valuable hands-on experience that will benefit my future career. “
TYRONE JACOBS, JR.
THE UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO
Tyrone Jacobs, Jr., a now Alumni of the University of Toledo, has completed various information technology and electrical engineering co-op rotations at companies like Matrix Technologies, Inc., Eaton Corporation, and most recently, The Boeing Company. Throughout his experiences he was able to find a liking to the Aerospace industry - and hopes to make the best career at Boeing, as he will begin work soon as a Materials Physics and Process Engineer in Los Angeles in June 2018. Tyrone has also been a part of many student organizations during this time, most prominently, the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and UT Student Government (UTSG), to name a few.
     

















































































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