Student/Graduate Success

This is what our students are saying about their internship and co-op experiences. 

Tourism Management

Nadia Nana Adwoa Ampadu
Tourism Management
About the Internship:
Guest Service Agent
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

What was the biggest takeaway for you?

Using a greater sense of professionalism and confidence in gaining experience and ending up working for one of the most famous attractions in Vancouver, BC on my second work experience.

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Masters of Business Administration

Zaki Mohammed
MBA MSCIM
About the Internship:
Business Management Intern
Harris Mazda

What was the biggest takeaway for you?

I was interning at the time when Mazda was undergoing a major brand change. Having the opportunity to witness and experience that from within the organization was not only a great learning experience but also my biggest takeaway from the internship. This allowed me to focus my master thesis/applied business project towards consumer behavior and brand perception which led me develop a sales approach to overcome many brand challenges that a salesperson would face when dealing with a client.

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Masters of Business Administration

Sanchit Mittal

MBA 

About the Internship:
Off-Campus Housing Coordinator
Vancouver Island University

What was the biggest takeaway for you?

I got an opportunity to build a role the ground up. I got a first-hand experience of International Student Services, and was able to work on various live projects. It was a perfect platform to test the skills developed through the MBA program.

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Tourism Management

Edward Nathanson

Edward Nathanson    
Tourism Management Degree Major in Recreation and Sport Management
About the Internship:
Park Supervisor
WildPlay Nanaimo

What was the biggest takeaway for you?

I feel as though the continued support from VIU through the summer season contributes to student success in the workplace. It allows the student and employer an outlet and option for discussion that is not there for other employees.

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