Dual Master of Archival Studies and Master of Library & Information Studies, 2018

Records Management Coordinator, Vancouver Fraser Port Authority

For Jessica Tung, co-op provided the opportunity to gain the unique experience needed for her current position as the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s Records Management Coordinator. Work terms with Devon Energy Calgary, UBC Library’s Rare Books Special Collections, and the SFU Board Office allowed Jessica to develop her skills in records management and corporate librarianship. Most significantly, however, these positions helped to solidify her passion for records and information management while giving her the confidence and ability to advocate for quality archives and records. Jessica highlights a well-received presentation at the end of her term with Devon Energy as a memorable co-op experience; “I was able to impart on my large corporate audience the importance of a mutual understanding of what a ‘record’ means, and the implications of that mutual understanding within the organization.” 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.