As a Bachelor of Media Studies student, Kelly Chen has cultivated her interest in a diverse field of study. However, the many opportunities available left her feeling overwhelmed – in her own words, “I didn’t know how to narrow down my interests for the next stage of my career.” Enter co-op. In her first placement, Kelly worked as a Marketing Intern at WhatToZee, where she managed social media content for 3 companies and increased social media presence by 70%. Kelly is currently working at Avigilon Corporation, and is responsible for planning and executing corporate video campaigns as Video Marketing Coordinator. Several videos that she produced were premiered at IFSEC International 2017, the largest security tradeshow in Europe. Co-op prompted Kelly to explore her passions by delving into real-world professional settings, and she is now confident that her career will begin in video marketing after graduation. As Kelly writes, “co-op helped me experience exactly what I needed in order to decide what was ultimately for me and my future.” For this reason, Kelly considers co-op the highlight and defining experience of her time at UBC.