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The Notebook: A Highly Unlikely Love Story

Communique

At the start of her co-op, Sandy expected to work hard and do her best. What she didn't expect is that she would fall in love - and fall hard. What you're about to read is a highly unlikely love story...

By: Sandy Chan 82 reads | 0 comments
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Changing Perspectives: How Co-op Helped Me See the Bigger Picture

Career Exploration

I started university with the intention of going to medical school. However, co-op has helped me see that there are so many more possibilities in the field of healthcare. In my article, I discuss my co-op experience and the lessons I learned along the way.

By: Ornela Polovina 178 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Co-op Leads to Silicon Valley Dream Job with Google

Co-op

Steven Phan's professional journey started long before he got a prize job as an interaction designer at Google. The SFU student’s career success started after he enrolled as a SIAT student and took advantage of the school’s co-op program. 

By: Tyler Gallop 145 reads | 0 comments
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How to Maximize Your Return on University Investment: Part II – Reach Out to People Outside SFU

Professional Development

In Part 2 of this series, Jenny shares about maximizing your university investment through different networking channels such as mentorship programs and professional associations. Jenny highlights her own fears of networking, how she overcame them and ultimately, what she learned from these experiences.

By: Jenny Vo 184 reads | 0 comments
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Finding Purpose Through Volunteering

ENGAGE

Have you ever thought to yourself, What am I doing with my life? You are not alone.

By: Peggy Chen 253 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Students Perform Free Summer Musical for Kids

Co-op

The performance tells a story of broken shoes and finding joy beyond grief

By: Ally Baharoon and Melissa Roach 149 reads | 0 comments
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Making the Most Out of Your University Experience

Co-op Reflections

Anna Dueck, a student in the School for the Contemporary Arts (SCA) working towards a Major in Dance, talks about the importance of getting involved. 

By: Anna Dueck 121 reads | 0 comments
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Why Attend the March for Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women

February 14

The Annual Women's Memorial March is on February 14th. This is why I attend and why you should too. 

By: Christina Coolidge 389 reads | 0 comments
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Taking the Leap: Moving Across the Country for Co-op

Co-op Reflections

Not everyone can say that they’ve had their movie moment. Luckily enough, it happened to Pauline, and it happened in the exact way she dreamt it would. But, what she didn't prepare for is the reality after saying yes. 

By: Pauline Leoncio 494 reads | 0 comments
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British Columbia and International Students

international student

Coming to a new country thousands of miles from where you grew up and from everything you know is no easy journey. In this award-winning story, SFU Business student Ali Najaf reflects on the past four years since arriving in Canada from Pakistan in 2012, sharing both his challenges and truimphs.  

By: anajaf 268 reads | 0 comments
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How to Overcome Your Fear of Getting Involved

Getting Involved

Is fear coming in your way of getting involved? Don’t stress, since you live in a world with many others who are in the same boat as you! Here are a couple tips that can help you come out of your shell and interact with your community

By: Navdeep Gill 324 reads | 0 comments
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Don’t Be Afraid of the Future: Advice for Success Post-Graduation

Professional Development

Whether you’re a first-year or a fourth-year, you likely have thought about what life will be like after you graduate, and you'll likely have heard some scary things. I'm here to tell you, with some hard work and patience, you don't have to be afraid of the future...

By: Rachel Osterman 403 reads | 0 comments
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Planning for Exchange or Study Abroad Trip

Life Experience

Going for exchange or a study abroad trip to a different university and country is a great experience in itself. But to make that experience remarkable, a bit of planning is required.

By: anajaf 907 reads | 0 comments
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How to Maximize Your Return on University Investment: Part I – Get Involved and Utilize On-Campus Resources

Co-operative Education

Have you ever wondered why you should go to university and what you have done to make your university life meaningful? Have you ever been in a situation where you have no clue of what to do with your life and how to start making every penny of your tuition fees worth it? Have you ever felt frightened when thinking about your future career? I was in the same position so I want to share some tips on how to not regret going to school and how to get ready to face your future!

By: Jenny Vo 453 reads | 0 comments
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Dancing for Those Who Cannot, For the Kids #FTK

ENGAGE

I'm sure that you've heard about the SFU Dance Marathon Club, but do you know what it's all about? You might be asking, “Is it another SFU dance team?”, “What is this club’s initiative?”, “How can I get involved?” This article answers those questions and highlights SFU's Dance Marathon’s history on campus.   

By: Amy Gill 448 reads | 0 comments
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Reflecting Back On A Degree In Communication

Convocation Reflections

Shirin has recently graduated from SFU with a major in Communication and a minor in Publishing. She talks about why communication was the right fit for her and provides advice on how to make the most of your degree as an FCAT student.

By: Shirin Escarcha 342 reads | 0 comments
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Internship in the Contemporary Arts

Co-operative Education

Taking the internship course at SFU this semester has turned out to be an interesting and overall invaluable work experience for me as I near the end of my undergraduate career.  Read on to discover what it was like for Lauren to do an internship in the Contemporary Art Gallery.

By: Lauren Lavery 314 reads | 0 comments
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Burrard Arts Foundation Internship

Communication, Art and Technology

The organization that I was fortunate enough to work with this summer was Burrard Arts Foundation.

By: Alexandra Best 484 reads | 0 comments
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Journey to the Centres

Co-op Reflections

I was somewhat apprehensive to join the team  at the adult day centres but my 8 month co-op placement working with seniors  turned out to be one of the most valuable experiences that I have ever had. I was able to get involved with Vancouver Coastal Health's SteadyFeet®, form  friendships with seniors, and even learn some Cantonese! 

By: Evelyn Korompai 398 reads | 0 comments
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Making the most of the Co-op experience: The case for a diversified Co-op portfolio

Arts and Social Sciences

Ever wonder what type of factors you should take into consideration when seeking out Co-op placements? Mark reflects on his rewarding Co-op journey to make some recommendations on how to best take advantage of the Co-op program!

By: Mark Thompson 595 reads | 0 comments
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