Karen has been able to draw direct connections from her studies, specifically her Arrangement and Description of Archival Materials course, to hands-on experience during her Arts Co-op work term with the University of Victoria (UVic) Libraries. As the Special Collections and Archives Assistant, she focuses on processing back-logged archival materials and assisting curators with their exhibition installations. One of Karen’s most significant accomplishments during her work term has been the complex project of processing a deposit from a local artist and writing the finding aid. By relocating for this position, Karen has had the opportunity to visit other archives and libraries, while learning from and networking with the staff at UVic Libraries. Connecting with professionals in her field has been invaluable because she is able to “hear about others’ career pathways and the kind of work they do at the university, offering some perspective on the information field.” Karen looks forward to continuing to learn and grow after graduation with the experience she gained through co-op.