UVic co-op student gains human resources experience at Mayfair Optometric Clinic

As reported by the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce

Angela Lu and Mary Lou Newbold
Angela Lu and Mary Lou Newbold

This past fall, UVic commerce co-op student Angela Lu got hands-on with human resources. At Mayfair Optometric Clinic, Angela coordinated a company retreat, designed new employee contracts, updated the company policy manual and helped implement an online employeescheduler system.

Mayfair Optometric Clinic is in its second year of hiring co-op students, and they’ve been a resounding success. Strategic Vision Executive Mary Lou Newbold finds co-op is an efficient way to hire for short-term projects and add a shot of enthusiasm to the company culture. “Co-op students are flexible, eager to learn and share ideas and willing to add creatively to our organization,” she says. “For a small business like ours, hiring a co-op student makes good fiscal sense.”

To learn more about how hiring a UVic co-op student can benefit your business, please visit uvic.ca/hireacoop.