Aleza Lake Research Forest – Prince George, BC
This was my first co-op work term and I learned a lot from this experience. My skills using GPS and navigation have improved significantly, as well as practical exposure to the various different silviculture surveys used in the industry today. This co-op work term allowed me to apply concepts learned in class to the work place. This experience has enabled me to work in various fields and my interest in forestry has increased significantly. Being in co-op will also help me stand out from all the other Forestry students when it comes time for me to land a job after school. I strongly recommend students who are unsure of where they will proceed after their degree to undergo a co-op work placement. The skills that can be learned in the workforce are incomparable to those practiced in school.