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Tips for Success:
Check the Job Postings section of myExperience often. We recommend setting time aside daily to make it part of your routine. To get shortlisted for an interview, it’s crucial to prepare a customized cover letter and resume for each application. We encourage you to apply for 3-5 positions per week.
The myExperience Student Quick Tips Guide will help you navigate the database and keep track of postings.The "Favourite" feature on myExperience is a great way to track the postings that stand out to you!
Keep Your Options Open
Each Co-op position posted in myExperience is attached to an individual Co-op Program for administrative purposes. You can apply to any Co-op position in myExperience as long as you have the required qualifications. Don’t restrict yourself to just the BPK jobs, since many positions are multidisciplinary.
Avoid Generic Applications
Spend the time to create customized tailored cover letters for each job you apply to. Employers will often read the cover letter before your resume, so it is important to target your letter for each position. Take the time before you write your cover letter to research the contact, organization and any keywords, projects or technical skills in the posting.
Be Ready to Interview
Check your SFU email daily to see if you've been selected for an interview. If you receive a notification, sign up for a time slot in the Interview section of myExperience. Prepare for your interviews by reading previous Co-op student’s Work Projects in the e-Library in your Seeking Canvas Course. Review the job description and employer website. We encourage you to practice your interview skills with your BPK Advisor or Coordinator; it helps settle your nerves and gives you added insight to the job.
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Consider a Student-Developed Work Term
Do you have a friend, family member or contact within your network that can help you find a Co-op job? If this is a new employer contact for SFU Co-op, this could count as a Student-Developed Co-op Term. For more information, go to the Co-op Options page.