Kingsway Honda Vancouver has partnered with Charles Tupper Secondary School (located in East Vancouver) to give Grade 11 and 12 students an opportunity to explore future careers of interest through a placement in a real work environment. This enables the students to receive important career advice and/or valuable work experience in a safe and well supervised enviornment. Kingsway Honda Vancouver supports such initiatives that help students prepare for their future.
Kim Pham is a 17 year old grade 11 student exploring her academic interests in business. She aspires to study at the Sauder School of Business at UBC with a focus in marketing. During her placement with Destination Auto Group, Kim successfully completed 40 hours of work experience at Kingsway Honda, and has shared her positive experiences below.
Q: What did you learn from this experience?
K: Prior to starting my placement at Kingsway Honda Vancouver, I didn’t have a clear picture of what a marketing department does. This experience has given me further insight into marketing and how important marketing is for a company, especially through social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Q: What are three things you enjoyed doing during your work experience?
K: There were many things I enjoyed during my time with Kingsway Honda Vancouver. My top three were:
- Working in a professional environment and meeting new people of various age groups
- Completing four product profiles, which Product Advisers can use to share information about our products with future guests
- Seeing the day-to-day operations of how a Marketing department works and understanding how marketing affects a business
Kingsway Honda Vancouver and Destination Auto Group recognize the importance of educating future business professionals with relevant and value-added work experiences. We’d like to thank Charles Tupper Secondary School for partnering with us, and look forward to many more opportunities to engage with our communities.
For more information about this initiative, visit our website or come see us at 368 Kingsway, Vancouver V5T 3J6.