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Good manners? Who cares?

Leadership

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 36 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

Co-operative Education

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 132 reads | 0 comments
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Your Involvement Matters

Life Balance

Connecting with others is an important part of maintaining your well-being. Get involved with your campus community and explore opportunities at Health & Counselling and SFU.

By: Taisia Lapko 39 reads | 0 comments
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Working hard or hardly working? What Co-op has taught me about education.

Co-operative Education

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 212 reads | 0 comments
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Why is Risk Relevant?

Co-operative Education

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 224 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 432 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 534 reads | 0 comments
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How to Save Money While in Co-op

Co-operative Education

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

Co-op Reflections

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 371 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op Experience as an Introvert

Co-op

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 455 reads | 0 comments
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The 201st Application

Co-operative Education

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 1109 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 1786 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 856 reads | 0 comments
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Me, Myself and I: Confessions from a UX Team of One

Communication, Art and Technology

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 545 reads | 0 comments
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Tips on Coping with a Challenging Co-op Term

tips and guide

"Working in different settings and with various personality types allows you to take in the best and the worst of the workplace" - Diana gives practical tips on coping with workplace challenges.

By: Diana Kabantsov 575 reads | 0 comments
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My Love-Hate Relationship with Accounting

Timothy Lo & Co CPA

"I knew very little about accounting and definitely had no passion for it" - read on to find out how Leana overcame her aversion towards accounting.

By: Leana Li 334 reads | 0 comments
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4 Reasons Why You Should Work for a Non-Profit

Communique

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 3789 reads | 0 comments
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Succeeding in a Start-up 101

Business Development

"This being my first co-op term, I didn’t really know what to expect. I didn’t know what to wear, how welcoming my co-workers would be or what exact tasks I would be assigned" - Joshua talks about his co-op experience.

By: Joshua Juni 569 reads | 0 comments
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Creating Value: The Adventures of an IT Co-op Student

Business

"Now working in the technology field, it is not what I had imagined initially" - Gabriel talks about his co-op with SFU's IT Project Management Office.

By: Gabriel Lim 276 reads | 0 comments
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From School to Designing for The City of Surrey

OLC Blog

"I am working on creating a single solution for citizens to request information held by the City that will meet the needs of multiple business lines" - read more about Allison's experience working with the City of Surrey.

By: Allison Chen 1360 reads | 0 comments
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