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Experiencing SFU Beyond the Classroom

Workplace Success

Classes only make up half of the university experience; the rest is what you make of it.” Join Emily as she depicts her experience outside of the classroom with co-op, study abroad, and semester in dialogue.

By: Emily Sweeney 547 reads | 0 comments
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A Guide to Becoming Successful in the Accounting Field

Co-op Reflections

A year ago, Yuchen was a full-time student without any work experience. After a long time, she landed my first Co-op position. Here are Yuchen's 5 tips for transitioning from being a student to working in the field as an accountant.

By: Yuchen Ni 618 reads | 0 comments
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What is It Like to Work at Your Own School?

Co-op Reflections

A lot of Oliver's friends and classmates would talk about wanting to travel away and work in new and novel places. Oliver didn't feel the same way. In this blog post, he shares his reasoning for staying at SFU and why he always wanted to work where he studied.

By: Oliver Taw 462 reads | 0 comments
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Breaking Through Preconceived Assumptions

Business

Deciding which Co-op opportunity to select can be challenging when there’s so many possibilities with different industries. Christina shares what it's like to work in an unexpecting industry and how she learned to pick up new experiences while learning on the job and integrating herself within the workplace.  

By: Christina Lei 850 reads | 0 comments
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Digital Flourishing: How to Support Your Well-being in a Digital World

Academic Success

Digital technology has become a staple in all aspects of our daily lives. As a result, it is necessary to embed practices and boundaries that promote mindful usages of technology. Check out Health & Counselling Services’ tips on how to support your well-being in this digital world.

By: Health & Counselling Services 611 reads | 0 comments
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Practicing Resilience during the Pandemic

Working Remotely

Sarah, the only design and marketing coordinator at her workplace, found herself in a tough spot when she had to shift to working from home. Here's what she learned on her journey to becoming resilient and adaptable while transitioning. 

By: Sarah Kim 252 reads | 0 comments
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What to Expect while Seeking your First Co-op: An Interview with 3 Co-op Students

Co-op

Saraan interviews Co-op students, So Hyun Park, Roop Gill, and Haoyang Zhang about what it was like applying and seeking for their first co-op work term. They share the challenges they faced during their seeking semesters and their advice for other fellow students who are pursuing their first co-ops. 

By: Saraan Jiwani 445 reads | 0 comments
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The Art of Managing Multiple Roles in One Co-op Term

Communication

The field of communications is very broad, and as a result, you may be asked to manage multiple roles in your Co-op position. In this article Abhinav will take you through the lessons he has learned and his greatest tips for managing a multifaceted position.

By: Abhinav Menon 389 reads | 0 comments
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Adapting in Times of Uncertainty – The Secret to Controlling the Things We Can’t Control

Co-op

Holly thought she knew what was in store for her as she started her second semester work term with the First Nations Health Authority. What she wasn't quite expecting was the abrupt shift to remote working halfway through. Check out Holly's secret tip she discovered about controlling unsteady circumstances. 

By: Holly Kang 184 reads | 0 comments
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A Day in My Life Working from Home

Pandemic

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 1321 reads | 0 comments
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"Why would ever you choose to work in India?”

Co-op Reflections

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 484 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 374 reads | 0 comments
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SPARK Foundation: The Journey to Establishing a Non-Profit Organization with eCoop

Co-operative Education

Rochelle describes what her journey has been as a startup founder for the non-profit organization, SPARK Foundation. Check out what she has to say about where the origins of the social enterprise came from and where they are headed in the future.

By: Rochelle Prasad 240 reads | 0 comments
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Tips on Surviving Your Co-op Work Term

Top Tip Lists

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 181 reads | 0 comments
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Working at a Scale-up Company: Three Things I’ve Learned

Business

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 175 reads | 0 comments
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How to Build a Routine: Choose your Strategy

OLC Blog

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 789 reads | 0 comments
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How to Get Started on a Routine: Recipe for Wellness

Personal Development

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 441 reads | 0 comments
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An Open Letter To My Chronic Pain

SFU Health and Counselling Services

Diana Smith pens a series of poignant and moving letters addressed to her chronic pain. A must-read to better understand from a personal perspective what it is like to live with chronic pain.

By: Diana Smith 270 reads | 0 comments
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Working in the Corporate World as an International student

Co-op Reflections

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 430 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 Rita's co-op reflection. She discusses 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 259 reads | 0 comments
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