For one thing, she says, “you learn how to show up at work in a professional environment. It’s something that's not innate; it's acquired.”
Being in Co-op also exposed her to a variety of work environments and challenges. “It helped me figure out what I wanted from the workplace, and what my criteria were for my career.”
From Co-op employee to employer
Lucrezia Sciascia, a second-year student at JMSB and a member of the Marketing Co-op Program, just wrapped up her first work term with PepsiCo. She spent it traveling around the Montreal region as a sales rep for the company’s Frito-Lay division.
“It’s very long hours, very demanding work, but you learn a lot,” she says.