12 Extraordinary CO-OP Paths

Posted on Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Each month, the Co-operative Education Programs feature students who have stood out during their work terms. Every CO-OP Student of the Month wrote testimonials to share their achievements, their experience with the program, as well as their responsibilities within their various work terms.

Andréas Janse


Andréas Janse

CO-OP Student of the Month of May 2019

Mechanical Engineering

“My first placement was at HTS Engineering, where I had the chance to be introduced to and learn all about the HVAC industry. I worked with engineering drawings and advanced software to select the proper equipment for new building developments.”

 

Samuel McIntosh


Samuel McIntosh

CO-OP Student of the Month of June 2019

Master of Science – Environmental Sustainability

“When I was given the opportunity to work as a Species at Risk Officer in the Species at Risk (SAR) Program at Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) during both placements, I could not have been more excited.”

 

Tolu Olubode

Tolu Olubode

CO-OP Student of the Month of July 2019

Software Engineering

“Now, for the summer, I'm working at Facebook also as a Product Design Intern in Menlo Park, California. In the future, I'm hoping to do some more internships either back at Facebook or companies like Lyft or Airbnb. I'm hopeful I can explore some other cities like Seattle or New York.”

 

Logan MacPherson


Logan MacPherson

CO-OP Student of the Month of August 2019

Commerce (Management)

“Although it is an unconventional journey compared to most, the CO-OP program gave me a unique opportunity to gain real-world work experience at large corporations and leverage that experience in starting my own business prior to graduating – something that would not be possible without the support of the CO-OP program.”
 

Funmi Sorove


Funmi Soroye

CO-OP Student of the Month of September 2019

Biology

“I worked for the University of Göttingen on a study investigating the effects of forest management and tree diversity on small mammal communities in northern Germany. I spent most of the summer doing fieldwork and traveling, and it was one of the wildest experiences of my life.”

 

Julia Alvi

Julia Alvi

CO-OP Student of October 2019

Conflict Studies and Human Rights

“For my first CO-OP term, my greatest hope was to discover an opportunity connected to human rights and law. I was fortunate enough to be offered a placement with the Senate of Canada, where I learned more about these topics and the political system than I could have dreamed possible.”

 

Catherine Gauthier

Catherine Gauthier

CO-OP Student of November 2019

Civil Law

“When I chose to enroll in the CO-OP Program, I wanted to get to learn more about myself and find out if my field of study was the right fit for me. I also wanted to develop my skills in my field of study. That’s why I decided to do my internships outside of my hometown which is also where I’m doing my studies.”


 

Thierry Santime

CO-OP Student of December 2019

Master - Public and International Affairs

“In a nutshell, my internship was a beautiful experience and a journey that provided me with very good memories. I encourage those who are tempted by such an experience to go for it, but before you must take the time to learn as much as possible about your host country and make the right choice!”

 

Spencer Knowles

Spencer Knowles

CO-OP Student of the Month of January 2020

Environmental Studies

“I was very fortunate to work at Agnico Eagle Mines (AEM) in Nunavut, during the summer 2019 term. My position within the company was an environmental technician. I was stationed at the Meliadine mine site, one of three active gold mines that AEM owns and operates in Nunavut.”

 

 

Corinne Ibalanky

Corinne Ibalanky

CO-OP Student of the Month of February 2020

International Management

“My goal for my last internship was to work abroad. To this end, during the 2019 summer term, I did an internship in the political section of the Canadian Embassy in Paris, where I learned and apprehended diplomacy, Canada’s and France’s foreign policies, the Franco-Canadian bilateral relations and how the European Union operates.”

 

David Cortes

David Cortes

CO-OP Student of the Month of March 2020

Biomedical Mechanical Engineering

“Four years ago, before I moved to Canada, I would have never imagined that before I graduated from university I would have had the opportunity to work in two of the leading research institutes, both in the private and academic sectors.”

 

Sergio Bolanos

 

Sergio Capetillo Bolaños

CO-OP Student of the Month of April 2020

Biology

“For my first CO-OP work-term, I got a DAAD scholarship which is a German scientific research internship program. I had the opportunity to do this internship at the University of Münster while working alongside a graduate student in the Department of Landscape Ecology.”

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