Paige Stirling is a graduate student in the Faculty of Arts, Industrial/Organizational Psychology department at the University of Waterloo. She is interested in improving the effectiveness of developmental experiences for employees and sees the co-operative education environment as an ideal ground to make a contribution, all the while positively affecting student outcomes. Many students undergo significant development during their work terms, experiencing several work-related situations for the first time. In this context, there are opportunities to study various stakeholders' roles in improving the effectiveness of these experiences: the employers', the educators' and the students'. Paige is currently working on a project that examines the impact of student reflection on the development of competencies used in the workplace to promote success.

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