Working at ETS was my second Co-op term and it was an amazing experience for me. Not only did I get the opportunity to explore various areas, from website development and maintenance, to helping with workshops and conferences, as well as creating and editing videos and posters. As a student majored in Library and Information Studies, I learned so much from working on a diverse range of tasks, and from my conversations with Yvonne and all ETS staff members (they were very helpful and supportive although they all got very busy schedule). Last but not least, I learned so much about the different emerging technologies to use in libraries and education, which I believe will be invaluable for my future career development as well.
I think I am incredibly lucky to have my first co-op work term with ETS. Like the previous co-op students, I can vouch that the ETS staff are very friendly and supportive. During my time as a co-op student, I received a lot of training, feedback and constructive criticism. My supervisor would also try to cater my tasks towards my interests in media production, graphic design, UX and UI. In terms of soft skills, I was also able to improve my project management, communication and customer service skills. The dynamic nature of the work in ETS meant that I get to try a little bit of everything, whether it is assisting with events like the annual TEC Expo, creating digital content for the ETS website, light coding for the MOOC(Massive Online Open Course) or pilot testing the new LMS in UBC. They certainly represent the ‘education’ mindset of the faculty, and there are countless learning opportunities as long as you are willing to try.