Although technical skills are important, most employers hire co-op students based on their soft skills (such as leadership and communication), not their technical ability.
Carmen Herman completed her Master’s degree in Communication. She now works as a physics lab instructor at UFV, but is passionate about convincing scientists to improve their communication skills. Go to A353 from 5:30 to 6:30pm on October 17 to learn more about current scientific communication practices and what you can do to become an effective communicator and a useful employee.
Oh, and there will be free food!