Former BC internship coordinator Paco Mesch has wrapped up his time at BC and will be working as an assistant cooperative education coordinator at Northeastern University in Seattle. From there, Mesch will continue to assist students with experiential learning, teach career preparation courses, and conduct employer outreach.
According to Mesch himself, the main reason for his departure is that at Northeastern University, he will have the opportunity to pursue a doctorate in education, as well as become a part of one of the best experiential learning institutions in the nation and working in a new environment in Downtown Seattle.
In Mesch’s two years at Bellevue College, he has contributed his expertise to countless students and that he says his overall experience at BC has been incredible. Most notably, Mesch acknowledged the Center for Career Connections and Women’s Center for everything that they have taught him. “In [just shy of] two years I learned more than I had in my previous two jobs,” he said. “I think that says a lot about the Department and Bellevue College as a whole. I cannot thank my coworkers enough. They have been so supportive of me in my professional growth as well as this transition to a new position. I will miss them all. Cheryl, Michael, Teresa, Fabienne, Lindi, Carol, Cathy, Laura, Anne, Margaret, Trevor, James, Kathleen, and Val, they are simply the best. And that’s just the department wherein I worked. All the departments I had the opportunity of working with were fantastic as well. I will miss Bellevue College and all the people with whom I worked.”
Lindi Mujugira of the Career Center, who once co-instructed a class with Mesch, admires his ability to impart knowledge and ideas in practical ways. She said, “He [Mesch] has the ability to captivate an audience and encourages interaction during his class. He is hard-working and committed to what he does and expresses his appreciation to people openly and often.”
Paco Mesch has officially ended his time BC and bears the brightest hope for the future at Northeastern University.
“Thanks for the memories Bellevue College. I’ll be in touch!” said Mesch.