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Postcards from Hong Kong: Culture and Commerce

Co-op Reflections

Derek Woo traveled to Hong Kong for co-op with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. To keep in touch, he sent postcards home, sharing each leg of his journey as he traversed one of the world's most bustling cities. 

 

By: OLC Admin 426 reads | 0 comments
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Usable Usability: Is Your UX Research Impacting the Product Design Cycle in a Good Way?

Co-operative Education

Are you an aspiring UX Researcher? Fourth-year SIAT student and UX Researcher at Samsung, Alireza Mogharrab, shares key tips for creating effective usability studies. 

By: Alireza Mogharrab 418 reads | 0 comments
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Why Doesn’t Canada Have a Disabilities Act?

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It is 2018 and Canada has not yet implemented adequate protection and legislation for people with disabilities. When it comes to equality for all, Canada is falling far behind.

By: Jien Hilario 552 reads | 0 comments
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Conservation, Kayaks and Turtles

Co-operative Education

For her second co-op, Environmental Science student Tegan Gallilee-Lang ventured out to the Greater Vancouver Zoo to assist the Fraser Valley Wetlands Wildlife Project. Read about her adventures on the job and her new animal friends!

By: Tegan Gallilee-Lang 252 reads | 0 comments
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A Survival Guide to Living in the 1800s

Co-operative Education

Surviving in a trading fort in the wild west now known as British Columbia was tough in the 1800s. A time when 9 out of 10 of your meals would have been salmon and potatoes and grocery shopping would mean bringing a musket into the woods. Alexis, shares what she learned about surviving the 1800s. 

By: Alexis Chan 325 reads | 0 comments
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Four Tips for Dealing with Stress in the Workplace

Co-operative Education

It is easy to become stressed in an unfamiliar and fast-pace working environment, no matter which field you are in but good strategies can help you reduce stress and learn to work faster and more efficiently. Mi Zhou shares her tips from her co-op with OSI Maritime Systems as a mechanical engineering co-op student. 

By: Mi Zhou 461 reads | 0 comments
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Step by Step: Building Job Experience as an International Student

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It isn’t always easy to get your first local job as an international student. However, there may be some short-cuts that you didn’t know about. Siyu Liu, a fourth year business student, has  advice for fellow international students on how to build local work experience

By: Siyu Liu 362 reads | 0 comments
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Organization Spotlight: The Next Billion

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Are you a student with a visible or invisible disability that is interested in STEM fields? Or, an industry professional looking to mentor up and coming talent? If, so read our spotlight on The Next Billion. 

By: OLC Admin 329 reads | 0 comments
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Wandering through the Ridiculous Darkness

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What one fourth-year student discovered while wandering through the Ridiculous Darkness, searching for the right path in life, theatre, and the pursuit of happiness.

By: Diana Bartosh 329 reads | 0 comments
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Self-Care Strategies Part III: How I Unwind

Active Bystander Network

The Sexual Violence Support & Prevention Office’s Active Bystander Network volunteers to tell us what they do to ensure their self-care is well maintained. 

By: Amy Gill 802 reads | 0 comments
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Self-Care Strategies Part II: Being Kind to Myself

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The Sexual Violence Support & Prevention Office’s Active Bystander Network volunteers to tell us what they do to ensure their self-care is well maintained. 

By: Rumneek Johal 760 reads | 0 comments
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Self-Care Strategies Part I: Setting Healthy Boundaries

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Crucial for your physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing, self-care is the constant repetition of mostly small acts and habits that keep you functioning as a whole, healthy human. Here is how Joe is going to be practicing self-care through the holidays. 

By: Joe Nomellini 739 reads | 0 comments
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How to Satisfy Your Inner Activist

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When people think about social justice, they think of things like protests or hunger strikes, but the options don’t end there.  These volunteer organizations can help you satisfy your inner activist.

 

 

By: Jien Hilario 1126 reads | 0 comments
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Do You Fear Working in Software?

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I used to be afraid of applying for software related co-ops, let alone working in software development/testing environments. In this article, I am going over my journey about how I overcame that fear and got into a software co-op.

By: Ramandeep Jhalli 1089 reads | 0 comments
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How Volunteering Can Help You: With Tony Botelho and Albert Fung

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Tony Botelho and Albert Fung of SFU’s Career and Volunteer Services explore the benefits of volunteering for students with and without disabilities.

By: Jien Hilario 970 reads | 0 comments
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One-Step Start Up: SFU’s Solutions to Your Big Questions

Career Exploration

Ever had a business idea and thought it was worth a shot? These resources can help you transform your business idea into reality.

By: Samad Raza 649 reads | 0 comments
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Getting Paid to Have Fun: The Best and Most Economical Way to Travel

International

“Get paid to travel” seems like one of those weird internet scams that you probably shouldn’t click on. But as an au pair abroad, I wasn't paying for accommodation or food, I was meeting other young people, and I was receiving a weekly paycheque!

By: Teghan McDonald 717 reads | 0 comments
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76th Parallel North: An Incredible Summer with Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

Personal Development

My experience working with the Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), Yellowknife, N.W.T.

By: Yee Ting Choy 529 reads | 0 comments
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Is Social Media Bringing you Down?

Life Balance

Keeping up with the pressures of social media can be mentally draining. In this article, I share with you how social media can affect your mental health and tips on how to minimize these effects.

By: Shazia Nanji 1528 reads | 0 comments
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Comic Guide: 5 Tips to Prepare for Co-op

Work Search

Embarking on your first Co-op placement? Thinking of applying to the Co-op program? In this comic guide, Linnea offers five tips that will give you a fresh outlook on how to update your resume, build up the confidence to go on interviews, and set yourself up for success. You’ve got this! 

By: Linnea Vo 1129 reads | 0 comments
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Pursuing Public Service: My Co-op Experience as an Employment Standards Officer

Co-operative Education

Criminology student, Tylor Mason, enjoyed his co-op with British Columbia's Employment Standards Branch so much that a four-month placement quickly turned into one year. Find out why, here. 

By: Tylor Mason 620 reads | 0 comments
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Three Reasons Why I Volunteer

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Ever wondered what there is to gain from volunteering? Check out my blog post and discover all that volunteering has to offer.

By: Julia C. Fernandes 832 reads | 0 comments
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Are You Putting Your Best Foot Forward or in Your Mouth?

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If an employer you applied to never gets back to you, it’s easy to get down on yourself. We’ve all been there. Learn from my failures to put your best foot forward when applying for jobs. 

By: Haley Pihowich 662 reads | 0 comments
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Who, What, Where, When and Why? Working for a Non-Profit

Professional Development

To anyone out there considering working for a not for profit organization, I want to share the lessons I learned at Watershed Watch with you. 

By: Mariah Mund 807 reads | 0 comments
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“No Mom, I Am Not Wasting My Time!”

Co-operative Education

Here I will list three reasons why I still benefited from accepting a position in a work term that was not directly related to my field of study. 

By: Lauren McNeilly 760 reads | 0 comments
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When Once Wasn’t Enough

Co-operative Education

If you are about to start applying for co-ops or trying to decide if another co-op term at the same organization is right for you, read about my experience of how a surprising situation can lead to a positive experience.

By: Kaylie Wong 612 reads | 0 comments
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Grow Beyond Your Job

During the Work Term

If you want to extract every opportunity from your co-op term, take these proactive steps to grow professionally beyond your job title. 

By: Mikaela Nuval 623 reads | 0 comments
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Welcome Sessions, Onboarding, and the Handling of Snacks

Professional Development

Linh shares her experience working in the HR department of a biotech firm.

By: Linh Nguyen 480 reads | 0 comments
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From West to East: Why Students Must Push Their Boundaries

Working Students

When opportunities in Vancouver were slim, I took the chance of embracing an experience on the other side of Canada, and in the process gained experience, networks, and memories that defined my final summer of university.

By: Mark Trendell-Jensen 534 reads | 0 comments
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My Experience with Introversion and Impostor Syndrome

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Keep on reading below to learn how I succeeded in my co-op term as an introvert and overcame my impostor syndrome.

By: Sarah Saghah 1415 reads | 0 comments
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