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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.
EMMANUEL MPHELO
VAAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
“The department afforded me an opportunity to train from their daily activities. During my training, they let me sit-in in their decisive meetings. There was room for errors while learning, and they entrusted me with big projects.
They gave me a peek into industry. I would come up with strategies and suggest ways which the department may advance in serving the community and participate in significant decision-making issues. They empowered me to raise ideas.”
NGUYEN THI ANH NGOC
RMIT VIETNAM
As a third year student, majoring in Logistics and Supply Chain Management at RMIT University Vietnam, Ngoc did a 7-month internship with KPMG Vietnam, in the Management Consulting – Customer & Operations. WIL provided her a priceless experience in an emerging field of consulting in Vietnam. Doing a work experience as a consultant at KPMG enhanced her analytical and communication skills, especially when she was trusted to work directly with clients. Ngoc says about her experience: “I was inspired by talented people around me and I feel better prepared for my future career.”
LORCAN O’DONNELL
UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK
Lorcan, a fourth year student at the University of Limerick, Ireland, is majoring in a Bachelor of Sports & Exercise Sciences. He did his coop/internship with The Proud Trust in the UK. Lorcan has a particular interest in the area of health promotion, specifically within disenfranchised communities. During his placement, he pioneered two initiatives with the goal of increasing physical activity and promoting peer support. Lorcan says of his coop experience, “The skills I learned and connections that I made will stick with me for years to come and will be extremely helpful in my future career.”
EMILY PASS
UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO
Emily Pass changed the way her research team measures objects in our galaxy. Emily worked as a research assistant at the University of Western Ontario’s Centre for Planetary and Space Exploration. She developed a pipeline process for measuring and analyzing astronomical objects through the rapid-imaging telescope array, Colibri. Emily completed a year’s worth of work in six weeks and had her findings published in the Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. She received the 2017 faculty, provincial and national co-op student of the year awards for her accomplishments.
MARIA RODRIGUEZ ABI SAAB
WENTWORTH INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Maria Rodriguez Abi Saab, Biomedical Engineering ‘18, recently completed a co-op at Massachusetts General Hospital, where she developed her skills through a variety of projects.
“I was involved in selecting new medical devices that would be used in the operation rooms and looking to find the best way to improve workflow in the hospital,” she says. “I enjoyed participating in decisions that would positively affect the patients and the clinical team.”
     
















































































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