Thompson River's University (TRU) launched its Co-op abroad program with the help of Wholesale Furniture Brokers in January 2007. Their marketing manager, Matt Holmes, was given the opportunity to maintain quality control and ongoing improvements to the website in the Chongqing, China branch office as part of an abroad work term. Matt was the first TRU Co-op student to complete a Co-op abroad work term during his fourth and final work term with Wholesale Furniture Brokers. After the successful completion of the abroad work term, the Co-op program has had more requests than any previous fall for information on completing Co-op abroad. Matt's informative work term report and Wholesale Furniture Brokers have been mentioned by the Co-op coordinator, Carole Hebden, numerous times to help move the Co-op abroad program forward.
This achievement was published in the TRU School of Business and Economics Newsletter, Fall / Winter Edition 2007 / 2008.