Wil Schmor in Peru.

Arts student travels to Peru with St. Jerome's Beyond Borders program

Guest blog by Wil Schmor

Hola! My name is Wil Schmor and I am entering my 3A term at the University of Waterloo studying Global Business And Digital Arts (GBDA). I spent my spring term in Chiclayo, Peru working for a coffee brand called Café Femenino. This was done through the Beyond Borders program at St. Jerome’s University. 

Wil Schmor and two colleagues pose with a sack of coffee beans.At Café Femenino I worked on special projects related to marketing the product in the domestic market of Peru and international markets around the world. This included designing product packaging, project management for a new website, and university presentations. While I was working I was able to see the entire process of the Café Femenino product from coffee plant to final product.

My time in Peru was successful for me because it was a great way to apply the things I have been learning in my program. Studying GBDA requires you to apply what you learn in the real world and I was able to do this.

If you have any questions or would like more information I would love to chat! My Twitter is @theschmor and my email is whschmor@uwaterloo.ca if you would like to contact me. 

If you like this post and want more information about my time in Peru, you can read more on the Alumni blog, and on Wil Schmor - Beyond Borders.

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