Pros: volunteering, networking
Cons: no pay
Millennium Corporation is a simulation body created by the Information Technology department of Lambton College. Its brainchild is the Phoenix project which was started by one of the instructors.
A day with phoenix requires refurbishing PCs for less privileged and charitable organizations, giving PC support to co-students, trading man hours for spare computer parts etc. I got the opportunity to learn more about computer hardware parts, software and troubleshooting, also gaining knowledge on management of information, people, communication and customers.
The hardest part of the job would be cultural differences that occurs during the everyday life of phoenix but through dedication, determination and hard-work, it was just a phase after-all.
Phoenix project gave me and other colleagues the opportunity to touch lives of people around Canada, South America and also far away in Africa. The experience was inspiring, eventful and educative; it was also a good opportunity meet people.