The Mississauga Business Enterprise Centre (MBEC) is pleased to work with our local school boards, collaborating on various events and initiatives. Most recently MBEC brought on a student through the co-op placement program at Peel District School Board (PDSB). Read about the recent experience from student Rija Faruq on her recent experience at MBEC.
My name is Rija and I am in grade 11, enrolled in the Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) program for business at my high school. I very recently decided I wanted to pursue a career in a business-related environment. SHSM allows high school students to kick-start their career path and encourages them to make a career choice at an earlier stage. This program also helps to give students experience in the work place, while still gaining all credits necessary to graduate.
The Mississauga Business Enterprise Centre (MBEC) was kind enough to allow me to complete my SHSM requirement at MBEC, by obtaining 2 co-op credits here. At MBEC, I had the pleasure of meeting many amazing people, and gained a lot of knowledge from their past experiences. Everyone at MBEC made sure to accommodate to the way I learned so that I was able to complete all projects and tasks assigned to me to the best of my ability. I was able to step a little out of my comfort zone by taking on tasks which I had never done before, which was ultimately the basis to my success at MBEC.
I was able to gain many new skills and knowledge, whilst enhancing my current ones. Specifically, my communication and interpersonal skills were developed throughout my 4 month stay at MBEC. I had the chance to speak to many clients over the phone and in person to assist them with their questions about starting and growing their businesses. Assisting clients was also a great way for me to learn more information pertaining to starting and growing businesses as well.
MBEC also provided me with the invaluable opportunity to see all of the great efforts that are put into the success of the small businesses in Mississauga. My experience at MBEC was very insightful and enabled me to attain a lot of transferrable knowledge and skills, which will definitely help me with my career path and future.
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