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After completing her rigorous three year French language studies, Clara Strong ’16 ventured out for her fourth and final co-op to “The City of Light”, Paris, France! While in Paris, Clara worked for a non-profit NGO called Les Auxiliaries des Aveugles or the Auxiliary of the Blind. As a part of the organization, Clara was tasked with accompanying blind citizens of Paris to various missions, or outings. They included a variety of things from walks in the park to grocery shopping or doctor appointments. Through this experience, Clara was able to not only continue improving her dominance of the French language, but experience the beauty and culture of Paris through the company of Parisians. As Clara states, “More often than not, I found that the clients I worked with guided me more than I guided them. They took me through parts of Paris that I never would have found on my own and explained the complex history of the city to me.” Great work, Clara!

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Tanya Couch serves as the Career Communications Coordinator within the Cooperative Education Program. In this role, Tanya prepares students for post-graduate success, by assisting in career development such as resume building, interviewing skills, online profile development, and providing general advice and guidance how to pursue a full-time work or graduate studies opportunity.

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