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Five Things the Average Science Co-op Applicant Doesn’t Know

Science Co-op

"It’s normal to not hear back from interviewers." Wait, what?! Science student, Richard Hsia has some sage advice to ease your mind and sharpen your competitive edge in your co-op job search. 

By: Richard Hsia 137 reads | 0 comments
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Working for Purpose, Not for Profit

Marketing [SRY]

Applying for his first co-op placement, Business student, Jeffery Choi wanted a job that would be exciting and challenging, but more than anything, fulfilling. Looking for work with purpose, Jeff spent his first co-op as a Campaign Associate for the United Way of the Lower Mainland.  

By: Jeffery Choi 192 reads | 0 comments
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Thinking Outside the Box: How Volunteering Translates to Work Skills

Criminology (Police Studies) [SRY]

Criminology student, Rachel Tong shares how her volunteer experience helped her develop the marketing and community engagement skills neccesary for a co-op position with Parent Support Services of BC

By: Rachel Tong 355 reads | 0 comments
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I Spent Too Long Deliberating Co-op: Why You Should Hit That Apply Button

Communication, Art and Technology

To Co-op or not? Sasha shares her story of how rewarding it can be to break out of the stereotypical career path and going out of your comfort zone.

By: Sasha Zalyvadna 511 reads | 0 comments
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Let’s Come Together Right Now

International

Every culture has a custom or tradition that unites people. Knowing this, international student, Dasha Mezenina set out to interview SFU students from around the world to find out: what tradition unites your nation? 

By: Dasha Mezenina 546 reads | 0 comments
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Understanding Each Other is the Fundamental Approach to Making Friends

communication

SFU is a multicultural university, and there are a lot of students here with a variety of cultural backgrounds. Learning something new from others can help us get to know the world, broaden our horizons, and breakdown damaging stereotypes.

By: Mengxi (Catherine) Chen 562 reads | 0 comments
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How Creating Space for Indigenous Students Benefits You and Me

Cross Discipline

We must acknowledge autonomy for Indigenous Students in an academic setting, we are not in your classes to teach them, and we are not able to speak on behalf of every Indigenous community.

By: mattpro 422 reads | 0 comments
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My Journey Back to the Drum: My Heart Beat and My Soul

SFU OLC

When women return to the drum, this is when our nations begin to heal

By: Maddi G 264 reads | 0 comments
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My Ode to You

SFU Indigenous

An ode to the fallen and the stolen. 

By: Maddi G 240 reads | 0 comments
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Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two Spirited: What You Should Know

Indigenous

The Q&A you never knew you needed… but you do. Answering commonly asked questions around the epidemic of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.  Here is one perspective using Indigenous pedagogy. 

By: Maddi Grier 208 reads | 0 comments
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The Key to Building Resilience: Having Courage in Taking Action for Yourself

Mental Health

As students, trying to balance our sanity while passing our courses, how can we adapt to this fast changing world? Belle shares her thoughts on ideas presented at Building Your Resilience, part of the SFU Public Square 2018 Community Summit - Brave New Work.

By: Belle Villar 368 reads | 0 comments
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Defeating Stress by Building Resilience

Resilience

Student life can be stressful.  Here are tips for building resilience against stress from the SFU Public Square 2018 Community Summit, Brave New Work.

By: Amy Chui 477 reads | 0 comments
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A Short Guide to Finding your Passion

Shield-X Technology

Veteran co-op student, Mouataz Kaddoura, shares valuable lessons learned from co-op terms with Avigilon, MENRVA, Biomedical Research Lab, and Shield-X Technology. 

By: Mouataz Kaddoura 537 reads | 0 comments
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A Summer with Parks Canada

Parks Canada

Summer 2017, was the summer where I packed up all my bags and moved across the country to work for Parks Canada as a member of the Toronto Urban Outreach

By: Francesca Marquez 26 reads | 0 comments
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Dress to Impress: Tips for Creating a Budget Friendly Workplace Wardrobe

Career Exploration

The transition from student to working professional isn’t so easy. While this new chapter in your life can be overwhelming, having an impressive wardrobe can do wonders for your confidence and sense of professionalism. 

By: Phoebe Baker 211 reads | 0 comments
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5 Reasons why you Should Move for that Co-op Position

Relocating for Co-op

Ever spotted your dream co-op position on MyExperience but found out it was on the other side of the country? Or worse overseas! Srijani Datta, is here to tell you about why you should, in fact, relocate for co-op. 

By: Srijani Datta 318 reads | 0 comments
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The Lowdown on Microplastics

Environment

Graduate student, Stephen Chastain spent two co-op terms conducting research into microscopic pollution in our oceans. Here, he shares what he learned about this pressing issue  and its global implications. 

By: Stephen Chastain 333 reads | 0 comments
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“So, What are You Going to do with Your Arts Degree?”

Career Exploration

Whether you’re in your first or sixth year, explaining what you intend to do with your degree can be as frustrating as it is… well, frustrating. In this article, Abby Zaporteza sheds light on skills and opportunities, intrinsic to liberal arts. 

By: Abby Zaporteza 502 reads | 0 comments
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The Possible Benefits of Forgetting Your Co-Worker's Name

introductions

Forgetting a new co-worker's name is a common problem, but admitting it openly is a surprisingly welcomed solution, and it can open the door to positive rapport. Eric Cai writes more from his experience.

By: Eric Cai 538 reads | 0 comments
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Enhanced Sonograms & Patient Empowerment

Co-op

Yasmin Khalili had her career mapped out way before she came to SFU, but the experience of coming to university and enrolling in the co-op program demonstrated that there are hundreds of paths and opporunities one can follow.

By: Yasmin Khalili 567 reads | 0 comments
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Unsettling Reconciliation

Indigenous

Since the Truth and Reconciliation Committee convened in 2008, reconciliation has been an issue on many minds but what is reconciliation? Here, three community members explore some of the issues and realities behind reconciliation. 

By: Maddi Grier, Heather Jude and Athena Sfikas 499 reads | 0 comments
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From Recreation to Mentorship: Getting Involved with People with Disabilities

mentor

Working with people with disabilities can enable you to understand their experiences better. What better way to do so than having fun at the ocean or on the mountains? Here are some ideas for volunteering with those with disabilities. 

By: Jien Hilario 866 reads | 0 comments
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How to be an Active Bystander

SVSPO

A few months ago, my mum and I were out late one evening walking our dog. We walked down a dimly lit, quiet street, and saw a shadow in the distance.

By: Harpreet Mander 241 reads | 0 comments
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Why Co-op Makes a Difference: Instead of Chasing, I’m Being Chased

Odlum Brown

Have you ever wondered if extending gradutation to take part in co-op is really worth it? Find out by checking out Mark's final co-op reflection as he looks back on four co-op terms. 

By: Mark Trendell-Jensen 876 reads | 0 comments
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The Student Life Balancing Act

Personal Development

Finding balance in university is surely one of the greatest challenges a student faces. Shanice believes that communication is key to maintaining stress levels and living a balanced life.

By: Shanice Li 495 reads | 0 comments
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We Belong to a Caring Institution

SFU Health Promotion

Have you ever wondered how university contributes to your mental health? In this article, Makshada shares what she learned about SFU's actions to promote mental health and student well-being during her co-op term with SFU Health Promotion 

By: Makshada Kowlessur 645 reads | 0 comments
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Find your Voice: Insights into Designing your Co-op

Co-operative Education

Every experience provides the opportunity to go above and beyond. Here, Beedie Business student Jared Chiu shares how he seized the opportunity to grow his role, and how you can too. 

By: Jared Chiu 200 reads | 0 comments
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Feel Like You’re Not Good Enough for Your New Job?

Workplace

Starting a new job is stressful, and it can be even harder if you feel like you aren’t good enough at your position. Here are some ways Haley learned to overcome feelings of inadequacy in the workplace.

By: Haley Pihowich 722 reads | 0 comments
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Navigating Disclosure: How to Support Someone Who Wants to be Heard

SVSPO

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Beth Triano shares how authentic, present moment awareness, compassion, empathy and respect are our greatest tools for supporting survivors of sexual violence. 

By: Beth Triano 427 reads | 0 comments
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The Perks of Failure

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We are often told to succeed, but what happens when we fail?  In this blog post, Amy shares her personal story of overcoming failure and how it might not be as terrible as it seems.

By: Amy Chui 2212 reads | 0 comments
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