BSCN – UBC Faculty of Forestry, Vancouver, BC
Over the summer, I worked as a Forestry Co-op Assistant at UBC Faculty of Forestry – Dean’s Office. I spent most of my time planning and corresponding with employers for co-op workshops and events, assisting in marketing and updating the portal web. Even though I worked virtually, Computer Applications in Forestry course was helpful for me when I was using word processing, spreadsheet and database management tools to organize internal database files for this job.
As a forestry student, it’s been a great opportunity to build professional relationships with employers and partners in the industry. Furthermore, administrative duties have also helped me to develop prioritization skills, decision making skills and technical skills, such as Photoshop, Excel, Mailchimp and Orbis, that would be beneficial for me in any positions in the future. My favourite part of this role is that I am able to put in my own creativity on projects like Instagram post templates and monthly TreeRings Newsletters. Starting from September, I am looking forward to interacting more with students as well as improving my liaising and public speaking skills.