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My Adventures working with the BC Lottery Corporation

career exploration

Is working in an unfamiliar industry scary to you? Don’t know what to prepare before working in a co-op? Read on to find out more.

By: Cloris Sun 506 reads | 0 comments
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Moving From Retail to Corporate : Life as an Operational Specialist at Canadian Western Trust

Business

For three years I worked part-time at TD Canada Trust as a customer service representative and eventually a personal banking associate.

By: Phuong Mai 265 reads | 0 comments
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Small Firm, Big Opportunities: Insights into Working at a Small Firm

Co-operative Education

If you ever wondered what it was like working at a small to mid-size accounting firm, read on for a few insights from my first co-op work term!

By: Kaadambari Ravi 368 reads | 0 comments
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Gzowski 2019: Intership with CBC

Co-operative Education

"I cried the day I heard that I had won the CBC Radio Peter Gzowski Internship" Sonya shares her story on how she ended up being an intern at CBC Radio and why it's so important to not give up on your dreams. 

By: Sonya Hartwig 778 reads | 0 comments
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5 Ways to Avoid the Mid-Day Crash

Communique

 "It's two hours past lunchtime, and you're starting to feel it - you slowly start to doze off."  read 5 tips from Bessie that will help you to avoid the mid-day crush.

By: Bessie Wong 611 reads | 0 comments
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Golden Opportunity: How I Accidentally Ended Up at a Fortune 500 Mining Company

Career Exploration

What many students may not know is that it can be very disheartening to apply for jobs at first. You may not receive many responses. It feels almost as if all the positions you want have already been filled. 

By: Farah Jhumra 1042 reads | 0 comments
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Becoming A $60K Assistant

Co-operative Education

When I first started at PCL as an Administrative Student, I was slightly disappointed.

By: Sharon 404 reads | 0 comments
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Building Routines to Build Productivity

professional development

Procrastination became a close friend of mine and by the end of the semester, I was burnt out but relieved that it was all over. Then the cycle would repeat itself for another four months.

By: Holly Kang 376 reads | 0 comments
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Social Media 101: 4 Tips to Ace Social Media Management for an Institution out of Your Expertise

Co-op Reflections

Curious how to run social media for a company out of your expertise? Take a look at Cristyn's article, where she reveals the best approaches to social media management and get ready to work in the field!

By: Cristyn Fung 651 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op Journey: How I Landed a Co-op working on 3 New Vessels for the Canadian Coast Guard

Mechatronic Systems Engineering [SRY]

When life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up. Let your reason get you back up” - Les Brown

By: Seraphina Augustus 403 reads | 0 comments
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Getting Through the First Month of your Co-op

FI.SPAN

Getting Through the First Month of Your Co-op: How do you prepare for a new work term? And how do you survive the first month in a new co-op position? Business Major Anca Zgreaban shares five tips for easing smoothly from a study semester into a working term.

By: Anca Zgreaban 732 reads | 0 comments
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3 Myths About Working in the Technology Industry Out of Town

Communication, Art and Technology

Working in a technological industry as a non-tech student is much more exciting as you might have thought of it. Hilda shares her experience and debunks three myths about this niche.

By: Hilda Martin Kasyanju 803 reads | 0 comments
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Corporate Environments DO In Fact Contain Interesting People

Co-op

If you think that working for a corporation is incredibly dull in terms of social connections, take a look at Leo's article, where he busts this myth!

By: Leo Schoch-Tougas 762 reads | 0 comments
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Being Qualified-ish

Co-operative Education

Have you ever felt that you are not qualified enough for a job you just got? Privilege explains why it is more than alright to be a newbie and what you should understand about your position to take the best from your co-op term.

By: Privilege Rundogo 1001 reads | 0 comments
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Five Essential Skills for Cmns Co-ops

Communication, Art and Technology

Are you wondering what skills you might need for a job in CMNS? Co-op student Amy unpacks five essential skills for your future CMNS career you might want to develop.

By: Amy Chui 624 reads | 0 comments
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Dear younger self: Never give away your power.

Mental Health

Taking steps to prioritize your financial wellness can set you up for better overall wellness.

By: Lily Zhao 613 reads | 0 comments
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How to Mess Up at Work and not Get Fired

Communique

Is messing up at work one of your greatest fears that keeps you up at night? Taylor talks about how to deal with mistakes in the workplace. The end of the world can eventually turn into a valuable experience worthy of mentioning in your resume.

By: Taylor Wagner 1195 reads | 0 comments
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First-of-its-kind engineering program readies SFU students for emerging green industries

Sustainable Energy Engineering

Second-year engineering student Danielle Arciaga faces a tough decision once she graduates from Simon Fraser University—which emerging green industry should she choose: clean tech or smart cities?

By: Justin Wong 568 reads | 0 comments
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Fake It Till You Make It

Co-op

“Business courses helped me with workplace etiquette, while Communication courses allowed me to develop different perspectives.” Human Resources student Tabraiz reveals the hidden benefits of applying to jobs outside of your major and gaining a unique, mix-matched skillset.

By: Tabraiz Sanaullah 968 reads | 0 comments
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What Happens When You "Don't Want to Bother Your Boss" with Questions?

Co-op Reflections

“Should I ask my boss what to do, or am I being annoying and asking them too many questions?” Leo emphasizes the importance of establishing a clear line of communication with your supervisor and not being afraid to ask for clarification.

By: Leo Schoch-Tougas 1012 reads | 0 comments
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