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Why is Risk Relevant?

Professional Development

A willingness to take risks is often what seperates 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 Manaager, Tanya Behrisch shares why the ability to take risks matters. 

By: Tanya Behrisch 178 reads | 0 comments
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One Major and Endless Possibilities: The Wisdom I learned From My First Co-op

Co-op Reflections

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 349 reads | 0 comments
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How to Save Money While in Co-op

Communique

"Sounds silly at first, but have you ever received a paycheque on the 15th and by the 20th you have no idea where it went? Here are a few ways to tackle sneaky spending..."

By: Ashley Schultheiss 737 reads | 0 comments
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Me, Myself and I: Confessions from a UX Team of One

Career Exploration

When you are the only designer on a project, let alone the entire company, you are bound to face trials and tribulations. Be that as it may, there are also rewarding opportunities in store and lessons to be learned for designers on a lonely path of mastery. 

By: Sofia Bautista 503 reads | 0 comments
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Working hard or hardly working? What Co-op has taught me about education.

Workplace Success

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. Namely, how you can use your knowledge, experience and passion to successfully transfer information to people and ensure that they remember it for years to come!

By: Lauren McNeilly 174 reads | 0 comments
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What Does It Mean to Program Engagement?

Co-op

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 463 reads | 0 comments
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The Government of Canada: The Importance of Information Management – PART I

Criminology

What happens when a Criminology student meets the administrative side of a policing agency? Learn more about Julia’s experience in the world of Information Management as it transitions away from its traditional paperwork and moves forward with technology. 

By: Julia Apeles 350 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op Experience as an Introvert

Co-operative Education

Have a difficult time talking to people in the workplace? Are you worried about your upcoming Co-op experience? Jeffrey has some tips for you that will help you find success at your workplace!

By: Jeffrey Au 406 reads | 0 comments
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The 201st Application

Communique

Are you in your seeking semester for Co-op? Buckle up! Ashlin shares how things can get tough in the process and how persistence is key for success.   

By: Ashlin Roche 1081 reads | 0 comments
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Back to School 101: 5 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Consent

SVSPO

For some students, this is your first year at SFU and you’re probably excited (and nervous!). I remember feeling the same way, wondering where my classes would be, what the people would be like, whether or not I’d be invited to the good parties…normal first year questions! One thing I never thought I'd have questions about was, consent. 

By: Caitlin Doherty 1727 reads | 0 comments
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“What Do You Study in Communication?”

Co-op

What exactly is the study of communications?  What are the career paths can it can lead to?  Amy attempts to answer these surprisingly common questions (even among communications students!) through Co-op.

By: Amy Chui 836 reads | 0 comments
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4 Reasons Why You Should Work for a Non-Profit

Co-operative Education

Want your career to make a meaningful impact on your community and the world, but don't know how?  Davina shares how working in the non-profit sector may just be the solution.

By: Davina Gounden 3746 reads | 0 comments
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6 Interview Tips from the Other Side of the Table: an Interviewer’s Perspective

Interview

Ever wonder how interviewers feel on the other side of the table? SFU Career & Volunteer Services’ very own superstar Career Peer, Scarlett Wu, shares her perspective on interviews and offers ideas on how to ace your own.

By: Scarlett Wu 3464 reads | 0 comments
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Boy Meets World: Tripping and Falling into the Tech Industry

Communique

Deciding whether to do Co-op or not?  Braedon shares his experience with Co-op and how it can give you a competitive edge.

By: Braedon Lim 2090 reads | 0 comments
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A Penny in a Sea of Sheldons: My Co-op at TRIUMF

Career Exploration

You see a job posting, you read the description, you become interested. You apply for the job, you get interviewed, then you get hired. Now what? Anh Vu, shares how she learned the ropes at TRIUMF. 

By: Thuy Anh (Anne) Vu 1528 reads | 0 comments
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How I Discovered a New Career Path at TELUS

Human Resource Management

Teodora Mircea's co-op experience offered much more than just work experience. Her co-op with Telus allowed her to create a new career path and learn that there's more to being a Business Analyst  than analyzing data and creating spreadsheets.

By: Teodora Mircea 1408 reads | 0 comments
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Choosing a Start-Up Over a Large Corporation

BasicGov

Are you uncertain whether to pursue a co-op at a large corporation or a small company? Sharon Huang shares why she chose to launch her career at a start-up. 

By: Sharon Huang 628 reads | 0 comments
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A Co-op Story

Co-op

The future can seem pretty uncertain when you are an undergraduate. How do you make the leap from university student to employed professional?  Read how co-op allowed four students to create some big things while gaining real-world experience and having a bit of fun along the way. 

By: Jennifer Wibisono 2748 reads | 0 comments
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Adams Insurance Group: What it Means to Become an Autoplan Agent

Co-op Reflections

Working as an autoplan agent involves excellent administrative and interpersonal skills to ensure the best possible coverage for clients. In this article, Amy Deng describes her co-op experience as an autoplan agent with Adams Insurance Group. 

By: Amy Deng 1087 reads | 0 comments
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It Starts With A Good Foundation

Co-operative Education

Fiona shares how a degree in communication has given her a solid foundation of knowledge that translated directly into her workplace.  

By: Fiona Li 1517 reads | 0 comments
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Five Easy Hacks to Excel at your Co-op!

Marketing

When it comes to an experience of a lifetime like an internship, the one question we ask ourselves over and over again is “how do I make the most out of this experience?” In this blog, I would like to share with you five game-changing strategies that you can start implementing at work!

By: Pat Chaisang 836 reads | 0 comments
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Loving the Non-Profit Life

Business

Working at non-profit organizations may have a less-than-desirable reputation among students, especially regarding pay and prestige; and while it may not look as glamorous as working in a big corporate firm, it has a few unique perks to help you gain valuable experience. 

By: Mikaela Nuval 646 reads | 0 comments
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Growing Your Skills by the Hour: Working in a Fast-paced Start-up

Co-operative Education

"As I am writing this, I am only halfway through my eight-month software development co-op at Clio, but I already can confidently say that these four months might be the most valuable part of my time at SFU so far."

By: Matvei Rudenko 661 reads | 0 comments
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The Adventures of a Rookie Accountant

Co-operative Education

Scroll down to read about my co-op experience at an accounting firm.

By: Enoch Cheung 480 reads | 0 comments
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Enabling Data-Driven Decisions in a Big Data World: My Co-op at Activision (Demonware)

Software Systems

Scroll on to read about my co-op experience with the Data Services team at Activision

By: David Quong 588 reads | 0 comments
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Artificial Intelligence: A Threat to Humans?

Communication, Art and Technology

Artificial Intelligence is on the minds of many. With advancements in machine learning it seems that the future of intelligence on earth could look vastly different in the coming decades. So, what does that mean for us? Navya Malik, explores the risks and rewards in the age of A.I. 

By: Navya Malik 567 reads | 0 comments
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Empowerment through Volunteering: An Interview with Eva Ang

Communication

Have you ever wondered how some people manage to do it all? In this interview, Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology student, Eva Ang, offers tips on juggling work, school, volunteering and life.

By: Queenie Lei 1419 reads | 0 comments
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Is Grad School the Right Next-Step?

If you are about to finish your undergraduate degree, you might be wondering if you should go to grad school. But how do you know if grad school is right for you? Srijani Datta,  breaks it down. 

By: Srijani Datta 661 reads | 0 comments
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The Job Hunt: Survival Skills

Arts and Social Sciences

While the decision to look for a job might come easily, getting a job that you really want might not. Looking for that perfect job can often be an arduous and protracted process. Learn how to financially survive  those long weeks or months with these tips. 

By: Srijani Datta 1137 reads | 0 comments
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Four Years of University: Quantity of Time vs. Quality of Experience

Political Science

There are lots of reasons that can scare you away from taking more than four years to finish university. What if your friends finish early? What about the cost? While these are valid concerns, remember that university is a chance to gain experience. 

By: Srijani Datta 680 reads | 0 comments
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