The WUSA Co-op Experience

Published: Saturday, April 22, 2023

Curious what it’s like to work for WUSA? We interviewed some of our co-op students – Bella, Brianna, Jill and Peyton, and asked them about their co-op experiences so far! 

Bella McKenzie (she/they) is in their 3B term of Honours Arts Psychology and is a Communications Coordinator at WUSA. 

You’ve been a co-op at WUSA for 8 months! What is your favourite project that you’ve worked on?

My favourite project that I’ve worked on is the Black History Month campaign because I got to interview multiple Black-empowering clubs and highlight them on the WUSA Instagram!

What do you find most valuable about your experience at WUSA?

I’ve learned and further developed so many skills at WUSA like project management, leadership, collaboration, writing articles and copy, communication, marketing, and more!

Brianna Liu (she/her) is going into her 2B term of Environment and Business and is a Marketing Coordinator at WUSA 

This is your first co-op ever! Tell us about how this experience has been for you as a new co-op (and transitioning from Turnkey!)

As this is my first coop, I have been learning a lot with the great support from my coworkers and manager. Transitioning from Turnkey as a part-time student to a coop student in the marketing team allowed me to learn more about WUSA, support the services and projects that WUSA runs from the marketing perspective, and understand how different departments work as a team to make WUSA better!

What’s your favourite memory from working with WUSA?

My favourite memory from my time at WUSA would be getting to know and working with all these passionate staff members to provide support for students and make their time here more unique and memorable.

Jill Miller (she/her) is in her 4th year of Honours Psychology and is a Media Relations and Internal Communications Coordinator at WUSA. 

What advice would you give your former self about the co-op experience?

Some advice I’d give to my former self would be to embrace challenges and look for opportunities to learn as much as you can. Stepping into the unknown and taking on projects that may be slightly outside your wheelhouse will help diversify your skillset and enable you to discover your capabilities.

Would you recommend working at WUSA? If so, why?

I had a wonderful experience working with WUSA and I would encourage anyone interested in marketing and communications, advocacy, or event planning to consider applying for a role.

 

Peyton Sarbadhikari (he/him) is in his 3B term of Fine Arts (a minor in digital art communications and a specialization in digital art) and is a Graphic Designer at WUSA. 

You are halfway done with your 8 months at WUSA! What are you most looking forward to in the next few months?

I am most looking forward to building new relationships and watching the impact of my work. I’m also excited for the opportunity to create new work and take lead on some major projects coming up.

What makes working at WUSA fun for you? 

Working at WUSA is fun because I get to work with people around the same age as me and get to work in such a great environment. It is also a great job for my resume and will help me get future jobs in my career path!

Thank you to Bella, Brianna, Jill, and Peyton for sharing their insights, and being such valued members of the WUSA team!  

Interested in working with us? Check out our available jobs and opportunities.  

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