Success Stories

Success Stories
ACE-WIL Student of the Year | Honourable Mention | Co-op College: Jillian Seronik

Jillian Seronik is a 24-year old student at Okanagan College in Kelowna, BC. Jillian is currently working towards completing her Bachelor of Business Administration degree. She has decided to specialize in Marketing. Jillian has a wide range of work experience. The role of an Aboriginal Peer Mentor at Okanagan…

Award Winners , Success Stories
2020 ACE-WIL Student of the Year | WIL College: Tanya Fogarty

Tanya Fogarty is in her fourth year of the Bachelor of Sport and Fitness Leadership at Camosun College. Tanya completed her internship experience with the YMCA-YWCA of Vancouver Island as a part of the Healthy Living Department. As a part of her internship Tanya taught group fitness classes that…

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2020 ACE-WIL Student of the Year | Co-op College: Dylan Kaplan

Dylan is a 4th year Bachelor of Business Administration (Human Resources) student who has also completed a Diploma majoring in general management at Camosun. He completed his first co-op with the Victoria based InnovativeCommunities.Org Foundation, a non-profit with operations in over a dozen countries. Dylan worked on a wide…

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2020 ACE-WIL Student of the Year | Co-op University: Anton Bondarev

Anton is a fourth-year UBC Sauder Co-op student pursuing a dual degree in Finance and Business Technology Management. He completed his first Co-op work term last year shortly after the pandemic struck and helped a local BC start-up navigate this challenging time by organizing, forecasting and planning for financial…

COVID-19 , Success Stories
New Kids on the Block: Foundry Spatial’s Remote Co-op Onboarding
By UVic co-op students Lauren Feyer & Maheen Arif

Everyone’s familiar with the feeling of nervous excitement that comes with the first day at a new job. A typical onboarding process has always, up until now, featured a tour of the office, being assigned to a workspace, and the daunting…

COVID-19 , Success Stories
#WILFromHome | Maria Tarasyuk
Surviving the Shift to Remote Work By: Maria Tarasyuk | Arts & Communication Co-op Special Projects Assistant Hi, my name is Maria and I’m currently doing a Co-op as a Special Projects Assistant with SFU Communication Co-op. I bet none of us expected it was coming: all of a sudden…
COVID-19 , Success Stories
#WILFromHome | Mary Ziel Boncajes

With the onset of COVID-19, WIL students across the province have had to make the transition to working from home. It’s a difficult time for them, given many are not able to work from home, are unsure about if they should return home not, or suddenly find themselves with unexpected…

COVID-19 , Success Stories
#WILFromHome | Lauren Frost

Due to COVID-19, WIL students across the province have had to make the transition to working from home. It’s a difficult time for WIL students, many of whom are not able to work from home, are unsure about if they should return home not, or suddenly find themselves…

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Student Success Stories: Kira Hewitt

Kira Hewitt is a graduate from the University of Victoria (UVic) with a degree in economics who is currently working as an Associate at Scotia Wealth Management’s Private Investment Counsel in Vancouver. Kira completed three Co-ops while at UVic. The first of these was as a member of…

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Student Success Stories: Danelle Campbell

Danelle Campbell is a student at Camosun College, currently training as a Plumber. Before moving to Camosun, Danelle had a number of jobs but nothing really captured her passion. She told Camosun’s paper, the Nexus “I’ve come back to jobs but I’ve never worked for a year…

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Student Success Stories: Emily Spargo

Emily Spargo is a Psychology student at the University of Victoria. In 2019 she was nominated for UVic’s Co-op student of the year for her eight-month work term in the Education and Research department of Victoria Hospice. Describing her responsibilities at Victoria Hospice…

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Student Success Stories: Lily Chi

Lily Chi is a Vancouver Island University student currently enrolled in the Culinary Management Program. She is about to embark on a Co-op at Quail’s Estate Winery, one of Canada’s most highly acclaimed Restaurants. This will be her second Co-op, having previously worked for the Fairmont Banff Springs…