By Jillian Smith, Communications and Marketing Associate, Co-op Student
When Marika Frank first walked into RIM Park on Job Fair day, she had no idea that she would be meeting her future supervisor. Being a public health student in the co-op program, Marika attended Job Fair in hopes to find a company that would not only offer a co-op opportunity, but would provide meaningful work while offering hands-on experience. When Marika approached her soon-to-be employer’s booth, she had never even heard of the company. After speaking to one of the company’s managers about an upcoming co-op opportunity, she was confident that she was going to apply on WaterlooWorks.
Attending Job Fair introduced Marika not only to her first co-op employer, but also to a whole new sector in the field of health care which lead to a rewarding co-op experience. Marika said, “Meeting my supervisor at Job Fair made me stand out so that I already had an interview before the position opened on WaterlooWorks. This made me feel confident and excited about the job”. Marika was able to find her perfect job by attending Job Fair, and she is so thankful that she had the opportunity to attend.