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Matthew S.

Q & A

Q: How did you hear about the Students Commission?

A: I heard about it when my teacher was trying to find me a co-op placement. She kept looking around and came up with the Students Commission, and I thought it sounded really interesting. So I had the interview with Shanti, and now I’m here today.

Q: What skills did you have when you started at the Students Commission that were useful to have?

A: I had some knowledge of Illustrator because I’m in many art programs at my school. I also knew how to use Microsoft Word and Excel.

Q: What activities/projects have you done at the Students Commission?

A: My first project was the Youth Expressions Night poster. We also made holiday buttons, I made a social media calendar for Unite and Ignite, I shredded paper, I have created interviews questions and interviewed people at the Students Commission, and I have scanned photo release forms. I also made a poser for the Yell the Truth contest.

Q: What skills have you gained from doing your co-op at the Students Commission?

Now I know how to use Illustrator and Photoshop perfectly, I learned how to answer the phones, and how to use google docs. Also I know how to make buttons with all sorts of different designs.

Q: What are some projects that you have done at the Students Commission that you really enjoyed?

A: Making the buttons were tons of fun and I liked making the youth expressions night poster.

Q: What are some projects that you have done at the Students Commission where you learned the most?

A: I learnt a lot when I made the buttons. I learnt how to scale down images and I had to use different tools that I had never used before in Illustrator. When doing the Youth Expressions Night poster I learnt how to take pictures from iPhoto and put them into Illustrator, as well as I learnt how to crop and change them to be how I want.

Q: How long is your co-op at the Students Commission?

A: My co-op is for the whole school year. I’m here from 1:00pm-4:00pm every other day.

Q: What are some cool experiences you had with the Students Commission?

A: Going to conferences. I went to a conference at York University called Living in Our World: Exploring the Truths in Our Community.

Q: What would you say to someone who was considering doing a co-op at the Students Commission?

A: Come to the Students Commission, it’s a lot of fun and everyone is cheery and happy to have you working there. The staff are friendly and it’s fun all the time. Everyday you have co-op you will be looking forward to coming to the Students Commission.

 


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