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A Day in My Life Working from Home

Working Remotely

Yin Teng Ho shares what a typical day in the life looks like as a coop student working in the Information Technical Solutions department at home. She gives a brief overview of what her day looks like now since starting remote working, some of the challenges she personally faced, and how she is dealing with them.

By: Yin Teng Ho 81 reads | 0 comments
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"Why would ever you choose to work in India?”

Communique

Despite the warnings and worries of her friends and family, Serena set off on an adventure, accepting a co-op position on the other side of the world, in India, and she has no regrets. Sometimes in order to grow we need to challenge ourselves, and Serena did just that.

By: Serena Bonneville 74 reads | 0 comments
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From Dishwashing to Project Management – Why I Did Five Co-op Work Terms

Co-operative Education

In his first job, Graham worked as a dishwasher. Now, he just completed his fifth co-op work term as a Project Coordinator for Translation at SAP. Graham describes what his co-op journey has been and what he's learned along the way.

By: Graham Morrison 84 reads | 0 comments
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Tips on Surviving Your Co-op Work Term

Co-operative Education

Embarking on 8 month work term with Fraser Health, Karman came across valuable life lessons from working as a HR Representative. Read on to learn more about what you should keep in mind when settling into your new workplace environment.

By: Karman Badesha 50 reads | 0 comments
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Working at a Scale-up Company: Three Things I’ve Learned

start up company

As Priscilla learned, working at a scale-up company comes with valuable lessons and takeaways but also unique challenges. Read on to learn more about what she learned from her time working as a Strategy Intern.

By: Priscilla Lam 45 reads | 0 comments
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How to Build a Routine: Choose your Strategy

Health Peers

With more distractions around at home, it can be easy to catch yourself procrastinating or avoiding tasks. Read the Health Peers’ blog to learn strategies on how to build a routine to manage your time and stress better! 

By: Aleisha Fernandes, Emma Juergensen, and Sarah Chae 413 reads | 0 comments
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How to Get Started on a Routine: Recipe for Wellness

Mental Health

Through creating an efficient routine, you can better accomplish things that need to be done within a shorter amount of time and allow yourself to do activities that you enjoy doing. Read the Health Peers’ blog to learn their recipe on how to build a routine to better manage your stress and wellbeing!

By: Aleisha Fernandes, Emma Juergensen, and Sarah Chae 187 reads | 0 comments
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Working in the Corporate World as an International student

Co-operative Education

Still not sure if co-op is for you? Chetachi explains why co-op was such a valuable experience for her and what it was like to work in the corporate world during her Economics co-op work term.

By: Chetachi Ekezie 268 reads | 0 comments
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Museums and Archives at the Grassroots: My Summer as a Collections Assistant at the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre

History

Ever wondered what’s on the other side of a museum? Take a “behind the scenes” look at working in collections and archives through a co-op student’s reflection. Take part in the discussion on how the field is being transformed through engaging directly with local histories, and what it means for an institution to be run by a community that seeks to tell its own story. 

By: Rita Rahmati 98 reads | 0 comments
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Making The Best Out Of Your Work-From-Home Experience

Co-op Reflections

Going into a co-op term, every co-op student aims to utilize this opportunity to learn and gain real work experience. However, amid the coronavirus pandemic, many businesses’ working schedules have been affected. As a result, co-op students are challenged with the transition to working from home which affects both productivity and personal well-being and consequently the overall work experience. Linh Tran, a business co-op student, shares her experience on how to overcome this challenge.

By: Linh Tran 231 reads | 0 comments
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How I Survived Working from Home

Pandemic

Do you dread the thought of working from home or feel like sitting at your computer all day has left you with no energy for anything else? Oderah shares how she learned to survive when her home suddenly became her workplace.

By: Oderah Rhodes 67 reads | 0 comments
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My Summer at Technical Safety BC

Public Policy

Zahid shares what it takes to work for an government-adjacent organization and how his academic experience as a Masters of Public Policy student helped him out last summer during his graduate co-op work term.

By: Zahid Dossa 162 reads | 0 comments
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From Advising in Person to Advising at Home – My First Co-op Work Term

First Work Term

JenJen was not quite expecting to be advising fellow SFU students as a Student Academic Advisor from the comfort of her home as her very first co-op experience. Read on to learn more on how she found her stride in getting used to a new work environment as a new co-op student in unusual circumstances.

By: JenJen Chen 185 reads | 0 comments
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Taking on the Fashion Industry as a Co-op Student

Co-operative Education

Movies like “The Devil Wears Prada” make the fashion industry seem extremely cool and unreachable for the everyday student to work in, but positions are out there for students to grab up. In this article Haoyang will take us through her experience working in the fashion industry and give her biggest takeaways from working with a high fashion, conceptual brand, Leisure Centre.

By: Haoyang Zhang 813 reads | 0 comments
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Heat in Catalonia: Lessons from International Co-op

A student desperately wanting to have class outside suggested we put the decision to a vote. An overwhelming amount of hands went up for having class in the sun and I paused to think about how I could adjust my lesson plan without a chalkboard. The students saw my hesitation and said, “but Claire, don’t you believe in our right to have a democracy?”. This was when I knew I would learn a lot more than just how to teach, from my international co-op term in Catalonia.

By: Claire Patterson 127 reads | 0 comments
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5 Differences Between Non-Profit and For-Profit Communication Work Terms

Co-operative Education

What does it mean to work at a Non-Profit versus For-Profit company? What setting would you enjoy most? In this article, Quentin will explain the differences between the two in culture, work environment, and expectations, based on his own experience working in varied co-op positions.

By: Quentin Benetti 3380 reads | 0 comments
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An Extrovert’s Guide to Introverts

Mental Health

Being in quarantine has amplified the differences in actions and effort between extroverts and introverts with regards to social connections. Read Connie Jigs’ article about her top tips on how extroverts can support their introverted friends.

By: Connie Jigs 8294 reads | 0 comments
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Handling an International Co-op during a Pandemic

International Co-op

Two months into your international co-op placement, a global pandemic hits. What do you do? Read Victoria’s article for tips on keeping a cool head in tough circumstances, and how to make the best of a precarious situation.

By: Victoria Kremer 1228 reads | 0 comments
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My Mindset Graduating in a Pandemic

COVID 19

Be it if you’re graduating or getting ready to start a new semester at SFU, there’s a lot of uncertainty around what will happen next. Earth Sciences student Klaus McCloud shares his top three tips of how he maintains a positive mindset while getting ready to graduate from SFU.

By: Klaus McCloud 2138 reads | 0 comments
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The Role of a Social Media Project Manager

Co-operative Education

Many of us have heard of a project manager, but few of us know what this role actually entails. In this article, Bethany details what an average day might look like as a project manager, and the many steps it takes to pull a project together.

By: Bethany Ma 1958 reads | 0 comments
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10 Tips for Essential Work Search

Work Search

You deserve to have a successful work search. With these tips, it won’t take long for an employer to notice your amazing efforts. Read on to feel prepared!

By: Francis Mercurio | Career Peer 1123 reads | 0 comments
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Exiting my Comfort Zone While Entering a Global Business Team

Co-operative Education

Creating a comfort zone is a healthy adaptation for much of our lives. But so is stepping out of our comfort zone when it's time to transition, grow, and transform. Anna shares her story and reassures that despite the process being difficult at the beginning, it's worthy of gained skills and self-confidence.

By: Anna Khomich 581 reads | 0 comments
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No More Counting Sheep

Peer Education

Many people struggle to fall asleep. Oftentimes, most of us find ourselves lying in bed, unable to sleep because of thoughts racing through our heads. In this article Elvina shares five ways she clears her mind to ensure that she is going to bed feeling calm.

By: Elvina Prasad 8675 reads | 0 comments
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Reflecting on a New Kind of Uncertainty: a Note of Encouragement to Fellow Co-op Students

Co-operative Education

"Losing your job in a pandemic is of no individual fault. COVID-19 has been one heck of a less-than-gentle reminder that each and every one of us has a stake in what sort of collective future it is that we shape through and after this difficult time. And that, is hopeful." - Read Sicellia’s reflection on the situation with our future and the future of a job market affected by the pandemic.

By: Sicellia Tsui 911 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op During the Pandemic: Navigating Science and Uncertainty

Communique

Read Thuy's story and learn about what you might find yourself doing as a Communication Co-op student working in a STEM organization during the global pandemic.

By: Thuy Tran 841 reads | 0 comments
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Working for an Essential Service During a Global Pandemic

COVID-19
"When you work at a non-profit, you will notice one extraordinary and unanimous thing; everyone’s heart is in their work. And during a pandemic, when so many of those we serve are in desperate need, this dedication is clearer than ever." -- Communication Co-op student, Juliette Halliday, highlights working for a non-profit organization as it responds in the face of a pandemic. 
By: Juliette Halliday 1285 reads | 0 comments
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Leave Work Where It Belongs

SFU Health & Counselling

It's hard finding a balance between work and life in the wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Like many others, Eleanor experienced a shift in her routine, from maintaining a work life balance to that of an unstructured mess.  However, she also knows it's important to take care of your mental health, especially during this time. Read more to find out some tips Eleanor have been using to ensure her professional and personal life stays distinguished.  

By: Eleanor Wong 693 reads | 0 comments
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How to Keep Yourself Busy, but Not Too Busy

Personal Development

Everyday, you’re bombarded with content from others on social media on ways to be productive during quarantine. The reality is that you don’t have to make the most of a pandemic. Alan provides helpful tips on keeping yourself busy, but not too busy.

By: Alan Bradaric 600 reads | 0 comments
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Summer Volunteer Opportunities for SFU Students During COVID

Communication, Art and Technology

COVID has made it tougher to find jobs this summer, but there are still some good opportunities to expand your skillset through volunteering – even if you are stuck at home. Whether you are looking for remote opportunities or want to support front line workers, here are some ideas to navigate your search.

By: Sara Rahnama 4230 reads | 0 comments
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Looking for Summer Work During COVID? Here’s Where to Find Jobs

Workplace Transition

If your summer job was cancelled, you’re not alone. Students are facing tough summer job prospects due to COVID, but there are opportunities out there. Here are the industries and companies hiring. 

By: Jill Eddy 5750 reads | 0 comments
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