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How Should We and Our Employers Prepare for Remote Working?

Co-operative Education

In a highly uncertain pandemic, working from home has become the new normal. Read about Emily's co-op experience with Sierra Wireless and find out what we can do to better our experience with remote working, both as an employer and an employee.

By: ZhiTong Zeng (Emily Zeng) 170 reads | 0 comments
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Having the Best Co-op Work Experiences Even During Uncertain Times

Co-op Reflections

When the COVID-19 hit, Kevin had to transition from working in person to working from home. Read on to find out what this experience was like and how Kevin was able to readjust to new working conditions. 

By: Kevin Kunimoto 168 reads | 0 comments
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What I Wish I Knew Before Starting a Business — Things That Went Wrong for Us | Part Three

Co-operative Education

Sometimes, things don't go as well as expected when launching a start-up business. David explains in Part Three of his blog series just what went wrong and what fellow peers should look out for if you're also interested in developing a business.

By: David Waizel 38 reads | 0 comments
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What I Wish I Knew Before Starting a Business — Advice for Upcoming SFU Entrepreneurs | Part Two

Co-operative Education

Interested in starting a business but don’t know where to start? David explains in Part Two of his blog series what worked for him during his time establishing a start-up business. Read on to learn what tips he shares about the process of beginning your entrepreneurial journey. 

By: David Waizel 55 reads | 0 comments
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What I Wish I Knew Before Starting a Business — How It All Started | Part One

SFU Venture Connection

Interested in starting a business but don’t know where to start? Don’t know if you can handle it because you’re a student? David has gone through it and succeeded in some ways while failing in others. Learn from his experience in this blog post so you can avoid making the same mistakes. 

By: David Waizel 86 reads | 0 comments
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The Pros & Cons of Working for a Small Non-profit

Non profit

Ever wondered what working for a non-profit is like? Further, have you ever wondered what working for an extremely small non-profit is like?In her article, Marisa describes what it was like to work at a youth sports-oriented non-profit where she collaborated with a small team of only three, and lists both the pros and cons of non-profit work. 

By: Marissa Raposo 378 reads | 0 comments
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A New Experience as a Co-op Student in Alberta

Workplace Success

After a tiring semester of remote learning, Lillian decided to trade classes for work experience and adventure - in Alberta as a door-to-door salesperson.

By: Lillian Chen 197 reads | 0 comments
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How to Stay Productive During a Global Pandemic

Professional Development

Nikolina was one of the many co-op students who had to learn how to adjust to new working conditions during COVID-19. In this article, Bikolina shares with us some tips for finding productivity during a global pandemic. 

By: Nikolina Lalic 68 reads | 0 comments
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My Experience Starting a Co-op During a Global Pandemic

Marketing

As Elena enters her first co-op work term in the midst of an ongoing pandemic, she is faced with the challenges of working remotely. Read on to find out how she is able to overcome these obstacles as she shares her advice on working from home. 

By: Elena Pantazopoulos 169 reads | 0 comments
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How to Succeed at a Small CPA Firm

Thomas Chimick

If you’re thinking about running your own CPA firm, then working at Thomas Chimick Ltd. is the perfect job for you. You get hands on experience by working directly with clients and helping them with their needs. It teaches you the basic skills that every accountant should have, such as, time management, attention to detail, and being able to take quality notes.

By: Simran Jassal 120 reads | 0 comments
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You Design, They Hold Stakes, We Make Cool Things: Becoming a Great Designer Is Simple, Right?

Communication, Art and Technology

As Karen points out, students of the Interactive Arts and Technology program have been through years of design school! Designers know how to use Adobe Suite like a pro, and know to bring their A-game to the table every day, proposing fascinating new directions and brand-new visionary ideas. While designers are hired to learn and bring some ‘fresh perspectives’ to their co-op workplace, read on to learn how they can overlook some key parts of the everyday designer.

By: Karen Lim 649 reads | 0 comments
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Choosing a Co-op Offer Over Permanent Employment: How I Did It

Career Exploration

Vicky Leung is a Business Co-op student who found herself having to choose between the allure of a permanent position at a start-up company, which did not match the job description, and a Co-op position that was everything she imagined. Read Vicky’s 3 pieces of advice when making difficult decisions in the co-op program. 

By: Vicky Leung 130 reads | 0 comments
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Staying Productive While Working Remotely for a Health Authority

Co-op

Working from home is a common reality for many Co-op students in the past year. Working from home while working for a Health Authority in the thick of the pandemic is a tremendous experience Kaylla went through last year. Take a look at how she learned to stay productive in these uncertain times.

By: Kaylla Paran 562 reads | 0 comments
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Can Ya Use Canva During a Communication Co-op Term?

Co-operative Education

In today's world of social media and aesthetics, the ability to create eye-catching and attractive content can be essential to a communication student's success in their co-op position. The problem is, programs like Photoshop and Indesign can be daunting to learn, and expensive to own. In his blog, Fareed explores whether Canva can be used as a more accessible platform for graphic design.  

By: Fareed Yaqub 750 reads | 0 comments
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Building a Community Online: My Experience with FASS

Co-operative Education

Shahvir Sarkary is a Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) Co-op Student who had the opportunity to work as an Events Assistant for FASS, the largest faculty on campus. Shahvir recruited & managed over 48 students for a mentorship role that supported and helped the transition of new incoming students in Fall 2020 term.

By: Shahvir Sarkary 284 reads | 0 comments
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15 Amazing Perks of Being an SFU Student

Career Peers

Not many people know about all the perks of being an SFU student, such as huge discounts, free access to normally paid services, and cheaper subscriptions to popular products. Here is a list of everything you can take advantage of as an SFU student!

 

By: Emily Feng 1190 reads | 0 comments
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10 Tips on How to Navigate the Hiring Process: An Insider's Perspective

Co-op

Nisha’s second work term as a curriculum and programming assistant on a hiring committee for Career and Volunteer Services made her realize that with so many qualified candidates, decisions are sometimes based on the tiniest details. Here are Nisha’s 10 tips for how to stand out from other candidates and the reasons why employer’s value them.

By: Nisha Manhas 406 reads | 0 comments
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BAKHTIAR’S DECLASSIFIED CO-OP SURVIVAL GUIDE

Communication, Art and Technology

I, Bakhtiar Yaqub, have decided to formally appoint myself as the designated Ned Bigby of Simon Fraser University. Read for tips on surviving your work term from my Declassified Co-op Survival Guide

By: Bakhtiar Yaqub 1108 reads | 0 comments
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Changemakers: How Much Impact Can You Actually Have as a Co-op Student?

Climate Change

The climate is changing, global health is threatened, injustices are prevalent, and you want to do something about it. Well, how much impact can you actually have as a co-op student? Here’s what Brennan found out during his work term at the BC Council for International Cooperation.

By: Brennan Strandberg-Salmon 1288 reads | 0 comments
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Advice on Adulting your Co-op Term

Co-op Reflections

Working a new 9-to-5 can come with a pretty steep learning curve, especially if you hold on to your university-student habits. In his article, Gryfin tells us his tips for adjusting to his co-op placement (and adulthood). 

By: Grifyn McErlean 790 reads | 0 comments
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