Hi! My name is Marie and I will be going to Hanoi, Vietnam with World University Service of Canada for my co-op term.
I will be filling the role of a Business and Marketing Officer during my time there, during which I will assist the general business plans of Discovery Indochina, a Vietnamese tourism company that strives towards responsible tourism in Southeast Asia. My role will include analysing market trends of tourism in Southeast Asia, establishing and implementing new business strategies for the company, helping to increase brand awareness of local businesses intertwined with the tourism industry, and generally supporting the marketing efforts of the company. I am eager to accept the challenge of stepping into a business-related role, and I can’t wait to see where my creative efforts will take me in the context of economic development in Southeast Asia.
I am grateful and extremely privileged to have received a Queen Elizabeth Scholarship, as well as a stipend from the WUSC-Uniterra program, to support my time abroad. Without access to this funding, my international experience and research efforts would not be possible. I will be documenting my placement on my (mostly pictorial) blog here: www.marieinhanoi.tumblr.com.