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The following blog post was submitted by Shaylyn Robertson. Shaylyn is taking part in an internship through College of the Rockies in Nyeri, Kenya where she is serving as an Eco-Tourism Business Officer with Dedan Kimathi University of Technology. Shaylyn graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Economics from the University of Northern British Columbia. During her studies, she spent a semester abroad in Mexico.
Upon graduation, Shaylyn moved back to her hometown of Quesnel, B.C. to complete a Local Government Management internship with the City of Quesnel through a program funded by the Northern Development Initiative Trust. Through this internship, Shaylyn gained experience in tourism, economic development, business expansion and retention, and marketing. Soon after, she joined the Summerland Chamber of Commerce as the Communications and Membership Coordinator. Having always aspired to travel to Africa, Shaylyn talks about her experiences there.
Inspiration can come from anywhere, at any moment. For Cranbrook resident Jennifer Snider, it was the news she was pregnant with her son that motivated her to pursue a career she was passionate about, proud of, and that would help her better support her growing family.
The following blog post was submitted by Claire Brierley. Claire is taking part in an internship through College of the Rockies in Mwanza, Tanzania where she is serving as a Gender Equality Officer with the Mwanza Regional Vocational Training Service Centre. Her role is to encourage women in trades and promote gender equality. Claire graduated in 2018 with a Combined Honours Bachelors Degree in International Development and Sociology from Dalhousie University. Her studies focused on inequality among nations as well as between nations. While at university, Claire worked with newcomers to Canada, and studied in Australia for a semester.
Claire has always had an interest in traveling, learning about new cultures and people, and exploring the world. She aspires to contribute to diminishing the problems that contribute to unemployment, inequality, and poverty. In her free time, Claire enjoys synchronized swimming, hanging out with friends, and going to the beach.
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