Success Stories

Melany Wright

Melany completed her co-op with the Government of Alberta's Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Resource Development. Specifically, Melany worked with the Stewardship Branch's Aboriginal Engagement and Planning Division. The Stewardship Branch participates in consultation and planning with Aboriginal Groups and Industry.

Melany was responsible for one major project to be completed over the course of her work term. She was asked to design and implement a database the Stewardship Branch could use in order to facilitate information management and sharing. During her work term she was able to participate in the project from design to implementation and deployment. Contributing to a project that utilized the skills learned in school, as well as developing new skills, showcased how relevant training is, as well as gave her renewed confidence in these skills. “The added accountability to my co-workers also gave my work a sense of purpose. In addition, I had a lot of fun designing and programming an application that would be used every day”.

Melany indicates she had an awesome experience working in Edmonton. “The work term gave me improved confidence when applying for future positions, and solidified the relevance of skills I've learned in school. In addition to new skills learned relating to my degree, I also feel I was able to strengthen my interpersonal and team building skills”. Melany confirms participating in a work term has definitely been one of the highlights of her degree program.