Qiao Liu, Amy Harris, Murjanat DambattaAccounting student Qiao Liu gets tips on a successful co-op placement from Amy Harris and Murjanat Dambatta during their poster presentations Friday in the Odette School of Business.

Students share educational experiences from co-op terms

Having co-op work experience can look good on a resume, says Jennifer Krista—especially if it is served overseas.

A human resources student at the Odette School of Business, she presented a poster about her year working in Hanover, Germany, with TÜV NORD, which provides technical inspection services. Because the market in Germany is mature, the company is looking for international opportunities for growth—and that’s where Krista came in.

She worked on training techniques for new markets, and helped with a presentation for employees in the Middle East.

“I got experience working with different cultures,” she says. “It was wonderful having the opportunity to go abroad.”

Krista was one of more than a dozen Odette students who have completed their three co-op work terms discussing their experiences Friday. It was the first time this group presented in a poster format, replacing a written report, says Kristen Morris, manager of co-operative education programs.

“This way, the students have a chance to hear about each other’s experiences, and can share with junior students as well,” says Morris.

Ben Scholl says his year in London with 3M Canada taught him a lot about marketing—and a lot about himself.

“This was the first time I got to move away from home,” says the Windsor native. “I learned so much from it.”

See more photos from the event on the Facebook page of Co-op, Career and Employment Services.

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