1st Communication Co-op

Type of Experience: 
Co-op Work Term
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Organization Information
Cannon Design
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Organization Profile: 
"Cannon Design is an Ideas Based Practice, ranked among the leading international firms in planning and design for healthcare, science & technology, education, sports & recreation, commercial, and government clients. The firm employs a staff of more than 1,000, delivering services in 17 offices throughout North America and in Shanghai and Mumbai." Cannon Design. (2012). Profile: Our Practice. Retrieved from: http://www.cannondesign.com/#%2Fprofile%2Fthe_firm%2Four_practice.
Experience Details
Position Title: 
Marketing & Administrative Support
Responsibilites / Tasks: 
- Research bidding websites for Request for Proposals (RFPs), Request for Qualifications (RFQs), or Expression of Interests (EOIs). - Disseminate applicable and accurate information regarding newly found potential project pursuits to Principals and Project Managers - Assist in the development process of Project Proposals through the collection of data, text, and images through internal databases as well as Deltek CRM - Formatted corporate project proposals through Adobe InDesign - Arranged for the ordering of specialized supplies and final courier submission of documents
What did you learn: 
- Technical Skills: Adobe InDesign, CRM, Microsoft Office - Critical and detail-oriented eye for editing and writing - Importance of timeliness and urgency in a corporate setting - Proper email etiquette
Tips / Advice: 
- Be proactive, look for work before it looks for you. Ask to take on a singular project for the duration of your co-op term so as to have a tangible piece of work at the end of your practicum.