Kwantlen co-op students gain valuable experience in China

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By Kassandra Linklater [News Editor]

Business students Taryn Gordon and Janna Rudetsky recently completed a co-operative (co-op) education work term at Fuyang No. 2 High School in China.

Both students found their experiences to be inspiring and stated that it was an opportunity of a lifetime.
While on their work term Gordon and Rudetsky worked as student ambassadors and teachers assistants. Their tasks included, according to the Kwantlen release, developing newsletters, preparing research reports, facilitating classroom discussions, leading tutoring sessions, grading assignments and exams, and designing and implementing a weekly elective course.

Rudetsky stated in the press release, that the “international co-op gave me an opportunity to experience a different culture which exposed me to new ideas and helped me gain an international work experience.”

Gordon found the experience to be inspiring as well. “This unique work placement provided an opportunity to mentor high school students in China about the preparation and skills required to be successful in university business degree programs. As the first student ambassador of this partnership, co-op enabled me to demonstrate the leadership qualities I learned in my business classes,” Gordon stated in the release.

According to the release, “Kwantlen’s Co-operative Education program (co-op) integrates periods of on-campus study with periods of paid, career-related work experience. It provides students with the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge to on-the-job experiences.”

For more information about Co-op at Kwantlen, visit: http://www.kwantlen.ca/coop

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