Rosalyn Huynh is a 4th year Bachelor of Commerce student majoring in Accounting and one of 6 panelists participating in the upcoming Industry Student Panel & Fair hosted by MCS on Oct. 30, 2018. She has recently completed her last work-term placement and is gearing up to enter the workforce full-time. Throughout her time in the BComm program at Dalhousie, Rosalyn has successfully balanced academics, extracurriculars, and work term requirements.
Rosalyn believes participating in the co-op program has given her invaluable experiences that will continue to serve her throughout her working professional life. This past summer, Rosalyn recently completed her last work term with energy utility company Emera. This was her second placement with Emera as an Internal Audit Co-op student. When asked about what she has learned throughout her co-op placements, Rosalyn says she has most notably learned the skill of autonomy.
“Emera empowered me to work independently but also to openly ask questions. The Co-op Program has literally trained me in incremental steps to apply my education to the professional world. My co-op terms allowed me to work in different work environments to gain a multitude of experiences without the long-term commitment of a full-time job.”
When Rosalyn is not busy working full-time during her co-op placements, she is busy juggling both academics as well as student society involvement. She is the current President of the Rowe Women in Business Association (WIBA) and has been with the society from its beginning stages. Rowe WIBA empowers women to have a greater presence in the business world, as well as “to reach for more and instill the confidence needed for women to push forward with their ideas and voice”. The goal of Rowe WIBA is to redefine what is considered the norm in work environments and Rosalyn has played an integral part in working towards that goal through her contributions to the Association.
As for her plans after graduation, Rosalyn will be working at PwC in the Halifax office as a New Associate in their Assurance department. She plans to participate in a Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting to fast-track her studies for the CPA Program. She credits her experiences in the Co-op program as allowing her to explore various career opportunities.
If you want to get the inside scoop on what it is like to work in different industry sectors, how to succeed in your co-op job search, and make the most of your co-op experience like Rosalyn did, be sure to attend the Industry Student Panel & Fair on October 30th. Registration is now open via https://mycareer.dal.ca/login/student.htmmyCareer.