Thanks to the CO-OP program, Karine Côté discovered she had made the right choice when it came to her field of studies. Her CO-OP placements have allowed her to explore many of the facets of international development and build up her skills in her chosen field. Karine also had a chance to show her employers just what she could accomplish and prove she had what it took to get the job done. Karine went abroad for her second placement, which gave her a chance to see things from a perspective very different from her own. These two placements gave Karine the opportunity to learn about managing large-scale projects in a stressful environment and in situations of profound institutional change. She also gained a great deal of experience in project development and implementation, working alongside real professionals in the field. Karine’s colleagues and supervisors truly appreciated the great work Karine did during her time with them. She was also able to discover which areas of the very broad field of international development appealed to her most. Today, after having carved out a place for herself with a number of organizations, she is enjoying her work in a field she loves.
Karine Côté - International Development and Globalization