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Life as an International Student: The Things We Don't Talk About

Finance

There are a lot of things your international student friends have never told you. From depression to pressure to stereotypes -  life isn't always easy when you are studying abroad. Read an international students take on life overseas. 

By: Jeremy Austin Effendy 149 reads | 0 comments
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How Volunteering Leads to Workplace Success

Communique

"Have you ever asked yourself these questions – Why should I volunteer? Is stepping out of my comfort zone really going to benefit me?  If you have, then you are on the right page!"

By: Cody Chau 64 reads | 0 comments
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How I Made the Most of my International Co-op Position in the Most Expensive City in the World

International

An unexpected offer to extend a stay in San Fransisco for co-op turned into the experience of a lifetime for health sciences student, Yasmin Khalili. Read about her incredible summer in sunny California. 

By: Yasmin Khalili 427 reads | 0 comments
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From Doubtful to Confident: How I Adapted to Working Life

Co-operative Education

Initially unsure if she would be an effective counsellor, Alyssa shares how becoming a Student Academic Advisor at SFU helped her discover hidden strengths. 

By: Alyssa Chan 150 reads | 0 comments
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Providing Free Healthcare to those in Need

Co-op

On placement with Partnership for Sustainable Development in Kathmandu, Nepal, Health Sciences students Isabelle and Elisabeth decided to extend their contribution to a community in need and enrich their learning experience, by raising resources for a Free Health Camp. 

By: Kandice Pardy 221 reads | 0 comments
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Growing Pains: From Classroom to Corporate

Co-operative Education

Being the youngest in the office can be difficult.  Ashley combats those pesky thoughts of self-doubt that we all know too well with words of affirmation.  

By: Ashley Schultheiss 233 reads | 0 comments
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How I Landed a Co-op at Tesla

Co-op

It is not hard to produce a perfect car. The difficulty lies in manufacturing 100,000 cars exactly alike. Read about the challenge of manufacturing modern luxury vehicles at Tesla Inc. 

By: Ryan Fielding 291 reads | 0 comments
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Venturing into the Unknown: A Co-op Story in Eastern Canada

Canada

Venturing out into adulthood can be a challenging experience. At the same time, it can be very eye-opening. For Emily, completing a co-op term in Toronto was the perfect opportunity for independence and adventure. 

By: Emily Cheung 393 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op in Research: The Value of Trying New Things

Co-op

Of the many career paths to try, research is an opportunity to apply lessons learned in the classroom to the real world. Matthew Malinab shares how a co-op with FAISAL opened his eyes to new career possibilities. 

By: Matthew Malinab 346 reads | 0 comments
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Through the Lens of a Patient: A First-Hand Look into Fraser Health’s Model of Patient Care

Workplace Success

Patients across BC should expect to receive excellent care from our health system, and it usually delivers. Rasha Syed shares why the best way to assess the healthcare system is to hear patient experiences. 

By: Rasha Syed 289 reads | 0 comments
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Video: Co-op in a Nutshell

Communique

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 274 reads | 0 comments
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Experiencing what Life has to Offer, in Ottawa Ontario

Co-op

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 298 reads | 0 comments
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This is How Google will Collapse

technology

The way things might turn out for Google if current trends continue—reporting from a very near, post-Google future.

By: admin 200 reads | 0 comments
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Working with a Disability

Diversity & Inclusion

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

By: Gloria Cheung 908 reads | 0 comments
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Lessons from a Co-op Outside of your Field

Career Exploration

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 212 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 547 reads | 0 comments
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Shedding Light on Mental Health in the Workplace

Co-operative Education

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 297 reads | 0 comments
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Things Happen For a Reason: Three Ways to Turn Every Experience Into a Great Opportunity

Communique

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 692 reads | 0 comments
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Building Relationships: 5 Tips for Networking within the Federal Government

Co-op

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 1209 reads | 0 comments
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Leave University with Years of Relevant Experience: Do 3+ Co-op Work Terms

Co-op Reflections

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 478 reads | 0 comments
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