Deetken’s Co-op Program: Meet Larissa and Mislaine

June 6, 2023

Co-operative education, or co-op, programs offer students valuable real-world work experience in their field of study while they complete their education. Deetken has a long-standing relation with Simon Fraser University’s Master of Economics co-op program, and we have proudly hosted nearly half a dozen co-op students over the past five years. Qualifying candidates receive a four-month, paid work placement and an opportunity to apply their education, training, work experience and curiosity to become strategic problem solvers for our clients.

Key responsibilities of our co-op students include: Structuring, conducting and synthesizing quantitative and qualitative analyses utilizing various techniques to uncover insights into our client’s critical issues; Participating in data collection, client interviews and facilitated workshops; Participating in developing solutions and making recommendations based on an understanding of the business strategy and stakeholder needs; Preparing reports and presentations and synthesizing findings; and Working collaboratively with other members of the Deetken team to carry out projects and internal initiatives.

This year, we welcome Larissa Rodrigues Pereira and Mislaine Spes to our summer co-op program as associates at Deetken.

Larissa holds a BA in Arts with a minor in management from the University of Manitoba, and is currently completing her Master of Economics at Simon Fraser University. Her interests include data collection and analysis. At Deetken she hopes to gain experience and knowledge to focus on finding clarity in her future career path. In her free time, Larissa enjoys spending time with family, watching the show, “Friends,” with her niece.

Mislaine recently graduated from the University of British Columbia with a BA in Economics at and became been interested in economics at a young age. Her interests include business transformation, strategy, development, energy, agriculture, and impact investing. At Deetken, she hopes to gain experience with analysis, understanding complex problems, creating impactful solutions, and building trust with clients and other stakeholders. She also looks forward to having exposure to multiple, diverse projects. In her spare time, Mislaine enjoys watching movies. Her favourite movie is “The Giver,” a Sci-fi film directed by Phillip Noyce and starring Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Alexander Skarsgård, Katie Holmes, Cameron Monaghan and Taylor Swift.

To learn more about our co-op program or to apply, contact Suiki Zhang at

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