Many Commerce students experience the benefits of completing a work term placement abroad, whether is it paid or volunteer, while many never get to experience those opportunities. There are many up-sides to completing a co-op placement in another province and/or country, such as experiencing different cultures and environments as well as gaining more independence. Kate Parker, along with her Career and Recruitment Specialist, dedicated an enormous amount of time and effort to make this experience a reality and she fully believes it is worth every minute of it. Read on to hear more about Kate’s experience.
Kate Parker, a 4th year Bachelor of Commerce student, was able to experience a work term as a volunteer in Tanzania. “I have always wanted to do an internship placement abroad in Tanzania.”
While there, Kate worked at the Center for Street Children where she helped to create initiatives and small businesses which brought income to the children. “As a result of this internship, I gained huge insight into what it takes to run Non-Government Organization’s in Tanzania, I exercised my business skills and last but equally as important, I developed an understanding of the environment and way of life in Tanzania. Any student hoping to gain a similar experience should remember that it takes a lot of initial work to set up the internship, but it is well worth the effort and time.”
If you have an interest in completing a co-op work term abroad, feel free to book an appointment with your Career and Recruitment Specialist via myCareer and they will help you. Don’t forget that the process can take quite a bit of time so book your appointment today to get started!