Coulibaly Titio Assetou, Ivorian, 30 years old
What have you studied and where have you worked before?
For my first degree I studied Business Administration at UC ASM in Ivory Coast. Then I did a Masters in Human Resources at the University Institute of Abidjan. Finally, I just finished a Master of Industrial Relations at Laval University in Quebec City (Canada).
My first internship was with the Human Resources Department at Oilibya Ivory Coast. While studying in Quebec City, I supported my director with various research related activities. This is my most important professional experience as of yet.
What department do you work in and what is your role?
I work in the department of labour administration and occupational safety and health. During my internship, I have two main responsibilities: the first is to organize and plan the distribution of ILO encyclopedias (in French Language) to francophone African countries; the second is to support the Flagship program, which is a vast ILO program on occupational safety and health. This program will help to tackle multiple challenges in a structured and integrated way, working at the global, regional and national level.
What was the best thing about your work experience at the ILO?
The best characteristics of this internship are to gain experience in international business and also to have responsibilities. Through this internship, I now better understand how an international organization like the ILO works. Also, I've improved my understanding of technical cooperation programs and how they unfold in practice.
Could you name one good memory you will take away with you?
The strength, experience and skills of my colleagues.
I plan to actively look for a job in the field of safety and health at work or human resources. I am convinced that this internship will allow me to quickly get a ´decent´ job in my field of expertise within an international organization – perhaps at the ILO.