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The 201st Application

Communication, Art and Technology

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 80 reads | 0 comments
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Back to School 101: 5 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Consent

Sexual Violence Support and Prevention Office

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

By: Caitlin Doherty 102 reads | 0 comments
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“What Do You Study in Communication?”

Co-operative Education

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

Career Exploration

"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 165 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 94 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 2727 reads | 0 comments
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Succeeding in a Start-up 101

Career Exploration

"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 255 reads | 0 comments
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Creating Value: The Adventures of an IT Co-op Student

SFU IT Project Management

"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 78 reads | 0 comments
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From School to Designing for The City of Surrey

School of Interactive Arts & Technology (SIAT)

"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 885 reads | 0 comments
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6 Interview Tips from the Other Side of the Table: an Interviewer’s Perspective

ENGAGE

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 3017 reads | 0 comments
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How I Became a Manager at Nineteen

Business

Read on to find about how Crystal became a manager at just nineteen! 

By: Crystal Fung 81 reads | 0 comments
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Getting Started in a Startup: My Co-op at Coral Health

Co-operative Education

‘How do I market something that I don’t fully understand?’ - Claire Patterson talks about her marketing co-op experience at Coral Health.

By: Claire Patterson 859 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 1723 reads | 0 comments
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The Pre-Interview Pep-Talk You Never Knew You Needed

Co-op Reflections

Ivy Choi gives some insightful and practical tips on dealing with those nasty pre-interview jitters.

By: Ivy Choi 217 reads | 0 comments
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Exchange Experience: Discovering Myself Through Travelling

Co-op

What does it mean to be alone but not lonely? Grace Chang talks about self-discovery, studying abroad and her adventures in Australia.

By: Grace Chang 323 reads | 0 comments
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Organize Yourself: Tips on Managing Your Work

Sharon gives useful and practical tips on how to manage your time and work!

By: Sharon Chen 423 reads | 0 comments
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How I Faced and Overcame My Fears

Mentoring

Relax! Yes, you may have made a mistake, but it is how you handle the consequences that count. Carina talks about how she made mistakes, faced her fears and learned from them.

By: Carina Yuen 231 reads | 0 comments
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A Penny in a Sea of Sheldons: My Co-op at TRIUMF

Co-op

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 1223 reads | 0 comments
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How I Discovered a New Career Path at TELUS

Co-op

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 1065 reads | 0 comments
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Choosing a Start-Up Over a Large Corporation

Co-operative Education

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 364 reads | 0 comments
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