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MaSLM Student Field Experience--Yufan (Veronica) Yang

Being a communications assistant for the World Leisure Centre of Excellence (WLCE) at VIU has been such an amazing experience for me. With constant help from the WLCE team and continuous self-learning, this 140-hour work experience has helped me expand knowledge and improve skills enormously in a short period of time.

My main work responsibilities were as follows: 1) website maintenance and weekly blog postings; 2) WLCE social media promotions; 3) development of the WLCE Visiting Scholars/SLM Student interactive map; 4) research assistance for two professors on the critical review paper; and 5) development of the WLCE annual report 2015-16.

This field experience helped me expand knowledge on leisure, sustainability and innovation through searching and posting relevant content, combing articles for the review paper, listening to Innovation Infusion presentations, and sharing insights with current cohorts. Several personal skills have been strengthened, including self-learning, problem-solving, and working in a team. In addition, the position helped me develop administration and organizational skills through event promotion planning, task-scheduling and time management. Moreover, the incredible research experience with Dr. Nicole L. Vaugeois and Dr. Pete Parker has further developed my research skills that are extremely beneficial for my future career goal as a researcher.

I’ve enjoyed every second of work as communications assistant. I can’t express enough of my appreciation to this valuable experience as well as all the support I’ve received along the way, which helps me continue to grow and become a better person. Thank you so much WLCE!

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