People

During his Co-op experiences in rewarding public service roles, Christopher found his passion for working with public policy and library operations that propelled him into the management positions he currently holds.

Zoe’s passion for archiving led her to an exciting co-op opportunity in the cultural heritage site of the Barkerville Historic Town and Park, in which she formed a better understanding of what it means to be an information professional.

Nicole is now able to professionally curate exhibitions and create digital writing content since completing her co-op term with the University of Victoria’s Special Collections and University Archives Department.

After completing her co-op term at the Bamfield Marine Science Centre library, Yvette has grown her skills in data management and collection development that will help her feel confident in future careers.

Going into her co-op experiences with an open mind and powerful self drive helped Joanne pave a path to the public sector in a unique role as a Service Designer.

 

Through co-op, Stephanie gained hands-on knowledge and learned what it is like to work in an academic library – all of which she could not have learned in the classroom alone.

Through co-op, Jessica was able to pave the way to her current position, gaining what she calls “invaluable experiences” each step along the way.

Throughout his co-op terms, Jason was able to improve his data analysis skills with hands-on experience in solving business problems, providing him with inside access to the public research industry post-graduation.

Not only did Stephanie’s co-op positions help validate that she wanted to pursue a career involving coaching others, they also gave her a portfolio of credible experiences to draw upon long after graduation.

Duncan’s experience highlights, in his words, “what co-op is all about” – the opportunity to become an integral part of an organization and do work that is beyond the scope of a typical intern.