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Teaching English Abroad? Top 5 Tips for Success

France

Adrian Quiroz is a fourth year student of French, Linguistics, and Speech Sciences at Simon Fraser University. He taught English in France for eight months and shares his tips for success.

By: Adrian Quiroz 118 reads | 0 comments
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The Summer Internship of a Lifetime: Meet Christina Guan

International

What’s your dream job? 

Like many students, Christina Guan has some big dreams.  But her dreams actually became a reality this summer.  Find out how this SFU student was able to utilize her skillset and land an internship of a lifetime. 

By: Natalie Pope 293 reads | 0 comments
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You Get Out What You Put In: Portfolio, Contacts, Resume

Networking

Moving through your work term, it is valuable to consider what you will take from your co-op experience that will benefit your future career. Kimberly Blair recommends keeping three things in mind: portfolio, contacts, and resume.

By: KLC Blair 196 reads | 0 comments
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How to Write an Awesome Cover Letter

Management Information Systems (MIS)

Applying for jobs can seem tedious and through my experiences, I have compiled six tips that can help you improve your results and get noticed!

By: Clair Lam 524 reads | 0 comments
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My Tech Journey Started After The www.

Marketing

I am a Lefty, a techy, and as my coffee mug says, a “hawt geek”. This is what I can proudly say after finding myself through my first co-op placement. On day one, I thought I signed up for work, but what I really signed up for was a second family at Left of the Dot Media Inc. 

By: Moni Manhas 1257 reads | 0 comments
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Clan wrestler collects BA on way to 2015 Pan Am Games

Wrestle

Justina Di Stasio is an English student at SFU who also is a member of Canada’s national senior women’s wrestling team competing at the 2015 Pan Am games in Toronto.

By: Justin Wong 413 reads | 0 comments
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Community engagement clarifies career choice

First Nations Student Association

Meet Lindsay Wainwright, 32, who has already completed her second year of medical school at UBC even though she is just graduating with her SFU B.Sc. this June. 

By: Diane Mar-Nicolle 300 reads | 0 comments
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New Co-op. New City. – Tips for Those Moving Away for the First Time

Co-op

Moving away from home is a life changing experience. It is a combination of exciting and scary, happy and sad, and everything in between. Throw in a new city and a new job and everything just intensifies. One of the first questions that come to mind are what do you do and where do you start?

By: Ronald Yeung 331 reads | 0 comments
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CMNSU Alumni Feature: Alumni Interview – Jeff Scheffel

Co-operative Education

Jeff Scheffel, Community Developer at Volunteer Burnaby, discusses the diversity of a job in the not-for-profit sector, the importance of collaboration, volunteering, and encourages Communication students not to underestimate their skillset. 

By: Kasia Cookson 542 reads | 0 comments
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5 Ways to Bring Confidence to the Job Interview

Interviews

Ever feel like interviews do not go your way, or they feel out of your control?  Find the one thing you can control: your confidence! Natalie reflects on some of her old co-op interview experiences, and shares some strategies she has learned to bring confidence to your next interview. 

By: Natalie Pope 794 reads | 0 comments
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Develop your career in Hong Kong

Communication, Art and Technology

 

Consider going abroad for your co-op.  When Alan did his co-op in Hong Kong, he not only got first hand experience with a new culture but he also developed new skills.

By: Alan Pang 902 reads | 1 comments
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Fight the Struggle of Finding Your First Placement: Being Open to Opportunities When Seeking Your First Co-op Work Term

Co-op Reflections

Before finding his first co-op placement, Shem Navalta found himself frustrated that his “ideal” job wasn’t available to him. In this post, Shem talks about his experience with searching for his first co-op job and provides advice on how to be open to opportunities that will help you grow. 

By: Shem Navalta 628 reads | 0 comments
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5 Career Lessons I Learned From Stepping Outside my Comfort Zone

Communique

Kelly shares how her experience with SFU YWIB helped her in her career.  Find out what 5 lessons she learned, and what lessons you should know!

By: Kelly Furey 1737 reads | 0 comments
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How to Land a Co-op When You’ve Only Flipped Burgers

Co-op

…or only possess experience in an entry level position. Madison lists 5 helpful tips that she learned from the process of applying to co-op positions with little to no true professional experience.  While it’s definitely harder, what’s life without a little challenge?

By: Madison Edge 549 reads | 0 comments
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How I Stepped Out of my Comfort Zone and Embraced Life Abroad

Co-operative Education

Looking to maximize your time abroad and integrate with locals, but nervous to take the first few steps? Read on to learn how I broke through my personal barriers, and the advice I have for future travellers to make the most of their work term overseas.

By: Kendra Lodewyke 480 reads | 0 comments
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Student Success Story: Karen Johnson

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By: Karen Johnson 96 reads | 0 comments
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Student Success Story: Kayla Mitchell

Indigenous Career Stories

Kayla Mitchell Student Success Story  "Just do it! If you get invested in your education you want to continue, and the rewards are extraordinary! Even when it is hard, you continue to do it. I’ve learned so much since starting, it’s phenomenal.".

By: Lforsythe 299 reads | 0 comments
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Student Success Story: Sheryl Thompson

Indigenous Journey Stories

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By: Sheryl Thompson 206 reads | 0 comments
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Connections, Connections, Connections: The Keys to Getting the Most Out of Your Co-op

Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology

For me, co-op is about learning what I can’t learn in school. After three co-op terms, I firmly believe everyone in your workplace can – and should – be viewed as a valuable resource. Each person has something to teach you – life skills, career tips, something – you just have to figure out what it is! 

By: Carlie Penner 677 reads | 1 comments
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What I Learned From Going Back to Kindergarten

Co-op Reflections

I spent a year working in a special needs kindergarten classroom and learned endless career and life skills to help me work towards my goal of becoming an Occupational Therapist.

By: Erin O’Neil 927 reads | 1 comments
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