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Co-op in a Nutshell

Co-operative Education

What will you create with co-op? Watch Emily's video for a glimpse into her summer experience working for the Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association.  

By: Emily Sweeney 46 reads | 0 comments
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Experiencing what Life has to Offer, in Ottawa Ontario

Ottawa

Moving away from home and starting a new job is both exciting and scary. This fall, Hannah began her first co-op term in Ottawa. Here she shares the ups and downs and why she would do it again in a heartbeat.

By: Hannah Weinkauf 33 reads | 0 comments
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Working with a Disability

Co-operative Education

Disclosing a disability to an employer can be daunting at any point in your career but particularily as a student new to the workplace. Grace Cheung, shares how she was able to not just survive but thrive with a little bit of support from her employer. 

By: Gloria Cheung 681 reads | 0 comments
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Lessons from a Co-op Outside of your Field

Workplace Success

When Sara began her co-op search she was set on Silicon Valley but soon realized a little local experience was needed. A semester working for International Services for Students at SFU gave her the skills and experience to more confidently pursue her dreams. 

By: Sara Milosavic 46 reads | 0 comments
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A Startup Journey: Addressing Water Scarcity through Tech

Venture Connections

From concept to implementation, launching a start-up can be both exhilarating and demanding. Mechatronic System Engineering students, Hitesh and Devpreet share their start-up journey with Venture Connections and TechE@SFU. 

By: Hitesh Advani & Devpreet Bhullar 396 reads | 0 comments
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Shedding Light on Mental Health in the Workplace

Communique

Mental health issues don't just disappear in the workplace.  Nelson urges us to "end the stigma, talk about mental health, form dialogues and accept that we are not alone."

By: Nelson Hang 196 reads | 0 comments
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Things Happen For a Reason: Three Ways to Turn Every Experience Into a Great Opportunity

Co-op

Bored already?  Hitting a plateau at work can be discouraging – but it doesn’t have to be.  Follow Lauren’s experience of turning a roadblock into an opportunity for growth.

By: Lauren Brosseau 596 reads | 0 comments
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Building Relationships: 5 Tips for Networking within the Federal Government

Arts and Social Sciences

Interested in a career with the federal government? Kate McMurchy shares tips on building new connections and making the most of your co-op. 

By: Kate MacMurchy 1062 reads | 0 comments
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Leave University with Years of Relevant Experience: Do 3+ Co-op Work Terms

Professional Development

Getting a great job without experience can be tough. Business Co-op Program Manager, Tanya Behrisch explains how to graduate with not just work experience but more than a year of relevant experience, all while completing your degree. 

By: Tanya Behrisch 360 reads | 0 comments
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Five Resources to Access when Seeking Your Co-op Job

Communique

Searching for and adapting to your first co-op work term can be tough and quite unexpected. Jordan reveals five tested practices for boosting your resume and building confidence. 

By: Jordan Sukkau 374 reads | 0 comments
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How to Use Meditation and Mindfulness to Live Your Best Life

mindfulness

Read about Jennifer's journey as she explores the benefits of meditation and mindfulness, and dispels myths around the time needed to master it.

By: Jennifer Chou 500 reads | 0 comments
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As a Senior Co-op Student, What Do I Get for My $800 Tuition?

Co-operative Education

Thinking about joining the co-op program but hesitant at the idea of having to pay tuition?!? Tanya Behrisch explains the costs and benefits of co-op and the advantages of investing in career development while you are a student. 

By: Tanya Behrisch 963 reads | 0 comments
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Four Mistakes You Are Likely to Make During Your First Co-op Work Term – And It’s Okay!

Co-operative Education

Mistakes happen, but do you learn to them?  Linda identifies some common mistakes made by Co-op students on their first work term.

By: Linda Nguyen 697 reads | 0 comments
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The Government of Canada: The Digital World of Information Management – PART II

Co-op

In the last part of this two part series, criminology student Julia Apeles shares her experience working as an Information Managment Specialist with the federal government. 

By: Julia Apeles 409 reads | 0 comments
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The Co-op Balancing Act

Co-op

Hazel Cheung discusses the importance of creating work-life balance and an awesome office culture while on co-op with the RCMP. 

 

By: Hazel Cheung 339 reads | 0 comments
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Overcoming the Distance: Working with a Remote Team

Kal Tire

Maggie Quinn discusses her experience of working with a remote team as a Junior Regional Recruiter with Kal Tire. 

By: Maggie Quinn 456 reads | 0 comments
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Picking a Community Over a 'Workplace'

Co-op

Shonnah talks about her co-op experience with MTU Maintenance 

By: Shonnah Hoy 292 reads | 0 comments
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Why Your Workplace Environment Matters

Career Exploration

There are many things to consider when deciding on your co-op, here are some tips to ensure you have the best co-op experience!

By: Samantha Manalac 305 reads | 0 comments
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Why a Co-op Position Downtown Might be for You

Career Exploration

Considering a Co-op position in downtown Vancouver? Find out the perks and challenges of working in Vancouver’s bustling business district.

By: Nicole Bourne 271 reads | 0 comments
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Is your Employer Doing Enough for the Community?

Co-operative Education

Are you curious about what impact your employer has on the larger world? Reading about it is not enough! Get up, get out, contribute and see for yourself!

By: Julie Nguyen 302 reads | 0 comments
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Three Lessons from Twenty-Four Months on the Job

Co-op Reflections

"I’d be hard pressed to say I have my life figured out – I really don’t."  Ryan shares what his Co-op journey has taught him and some tips for anyone who is currently doing Co-op.

By: Ryan Lee 3292 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op in Clinical Research: Tips for Succeeding in the Workplace

Career Exploration

Fahimeh Karimi talks about her research co-op with the BC Children's Hospital.

By: Fahimeh Karimi 338 reads | 0 comments
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The Benefits of Being a Career Peer Educator

Career Peers

Welcome to Career and Volunteer Services, where all your career aspirations come true.

By: Sarah Saghah 577 reads | 0 comments
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Pushing Through Rejections: The Co-op Hunt

Career Exploration

Finding a co-op is no easy feat! Read on to see how Emily managed to find hers. 

By: Emily King 538 reads | 0 comments
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Good Manners? Who Cares?

Business

Do manners even matter? We think so! Business Co-op Program Manager, Tanya Behrisch shares why manners still count and are the finishing touch for young professionals starting out their careers. 

By: Tanya Behrisch 576 reads | 0 comments
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The Art of Not Losing Hope: Scoring A Co-op Position With The Right Tactics For Your Job Interview

Work Search

Interviews don't have to be hard if you're prepared.  Nelson provides some tips on what how can prepare yourself for an interview and impress your interviewers.

By: Nelson Hang 991 reads | 0 comments
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What Co-op has Taught me About Education

Career Exploration

I think we can all agree that work is more fun when it doesn’t feel like work. In this blog post, Lauren reflects on working with Parks Canada’s Learn-to-Camp team and discusses what it takes to be a good educator. 

By: Lauren McNeilly 577 reads | 0 comments
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Why is Risk Relevant?

Workplace Success

A willingness to take risks is often what separates the successful from the very successful. But why is risk so relevant and how can you build up your tolerance for making the bold decisions that will lead to better careers? SFU's Business Co-op Manager, Tanya Behrisch shares why the ability to take risks matters. 

By: Tanya Behrisch 664 reads | 0 comments
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One Major and Endless Possibilities: The Wisdom I learned From My First Co-op

Co-op

Thinking of changing your career path?  Saniya explains why it's normal for your career path to not be linear and redefines what it will look like for most of us.

By: Saniya Jakupova 3194 reads | 0 comments
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What Does It Mean to Program Engagement?

Co-op Reflections

FASS Student, Shina discusses her experiences leading a team on her Co-op experience and how she found success at her role!

By: Shina Kaur 1126 reads | 0 comments
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