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Alumni Showcase: CMNSU Interviews Dana Beaton at SFU Residence & Housing

Communique

Now that the first month of the new year is at its close, are things kicking off the way you hoped? Check out the CMNSU's recent alumni interview for advice on confronting your career-related doubts and desires.

By: SFU's Communication Student Union (CMNSU) 27 reads | 0 comments
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5 Reasons to Consider “The Little Guys” for Your Next Co-op Search

Small Business

Have you ever considered working for a small firm?  Nick Pochailo, a fourth year business student spent eight months working in a small firm and realized he reaped many benefits from a small firm that he might not have at a large firm.  Read on to find out why you should consider a small firm for your co-op.

By: Nick Pochailo 77 reads | 0 comments
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Neurosurgery in Nepal

Science

I was lucky enough to complete a Medical Internship with Partnership for Sustainable Development-Nepal as my third co-op work term. As part of the work term I was given the opportunity to follow a Neurosurgeon for two weeks at Model Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal. I witnessed six surgeries, with four of them being spinal fusions, a compound skull fracture, and the removal of a lipoma. I also observed inpatient rounds, and saw the wide scope of patients that a Nepali Neurosurgeon sees. This experience also allowed me to have a firsthand view of how medicine is practiced in Nepal, and the problems faced by health care systems in developing countries.

By: Evan Hutcheon 107 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op Experience at a Chiropractic Office

Co-op

Harpreet is a BPK student who has spent twelve months as a Therapy and Office Assistant at a Chiropractic Office.  She shares about what she has learned on the job including being able to prioritize on the job.

By: Harpreet Kaur Kambo 144 reads | 0 comments
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How I Became First Author for a Research Paper During my Co-op

Genome Sciences Centre

Daniel Paulino expected to be the intern that got coffee for the office.  He surprised everyone, especially himself, when he developed top performing software and wrote a research paper in his eight month co-op at Genome Science Centre.  Find out how he did it.

By: Daniel Paulino 515 reads | 0 comments
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8 Interview Tips For Impressing a Hiring Manager

Co-op Interviews

Did you know that according to some statistics, up to 33% of managers know within the first 90 seconds of an interview whether or not they will hire someone? Learn how to ace your interview from beginning to end with these 8 great tips.

By: Krista Michelle Kandt 374 reads | 0 comments
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Beyond BC: Pushing Yourself Beyond Your Comfort Zone

Co-op

Eric Moreno is a Business student who pushed himself out of his comfort zone when he went outside of B.C. to do his first co-op position.  Read on to find out why he went on to do another co-op position outside of B.C. and the importance of pushing yourself.

By: Eric Moreno 332 reads | 0 comments
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A Look at the SFU Red Cross

Engagement Peers

Are you interested in humanitarian issues both in Canada and around the world? Would you like to get involved? Then check out the SFU Red Cross Club today!

By: William Reid 246 reads | 0 comments
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Living and working abroad in Barcelona, Spain

Spain

Are you looking into working abroad for your co-op?  Business student, Candice Woods shares what she learned in her co-op and how to combat homesickness based on her experience working in Barcelona, Spain for her co-op.

By: Candice Woods 323 reads | 0 comments
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4 Fundamental Tips for Workplace Survival

Vancouver Canucks

Transitioning from being a student to a full-time career professional is challenging, so having a plan in place can really make a difference to your Co-op success. Now halfway through her Co-op with the Vancouver Canucks, Sonya reflects on the top four strategies she uses to make the most of her experience.

By: Sonya Hall 384 reads | 0 comments
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What You Can Do Now to Make Your Resume Stand Out After Graduation

Resumes

If you want to use your degree to kick-start your career, it’s just as important to build up other relevant experiences for your resume. In fact, that’s what can help your resume stand out from the rest! And the best time to start is before you graduate. 

By: Daniel Cooper 392 reads | 0 comments
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6 Soft Skills that Make You More Competitive to Employers

Soft Skills

There is no exam to test you on these skills, no research paper to write or case study to examine – yet these skills are incredibly important to your future role as an employee.  Can you guess what skills we are talking about?

By: Cecylia Anderson 478 reads | 0 comments
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Club of the Week: SFU Dance Marathon

Series

Next in the SFU Club of the Week Spotlight, Emily interviews Jordan and Sandali, co-directors of SFU Dance Marathon. An event to raise money for BC Children's Hospital.

By: Emily Co 331 reads | 0 comments
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Club Spotlight: Campus Cursive at SFU

Club Spotlight

The world needs more love letters, and this club is spreading them around SFU.

By: Bernice Puzon 369 reads | 0 comments
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Discovering What It Takes - Physiotherapy Clinic

Co-op

Joanne is a BPK co-op student who did her placement in a physiotherapy clinic.  In this co-op reflection she shares what her main duties were in the clinic and what she has learned about the position, working in a clinic, and about herself. 

By: Joanne Lau 291 reads | 0 comments
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The Power of Networking

Co-operative Education

My outlook on networking used to be simple—if I was going to get a job, I wanted to know I got it because I proved myself. That I performed excellently during the interview and the company decided I was perfect for the role, not because we had mingled over beers or BBQ chicken.

By: Shauna Mercer 385 reads | 0 comments
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5 Ways to Get Involved on Campus

Personal Development

Learn about various ways to enhance your university experience by getting involved this semester.  This article explores different areas of interest that students can get involved in and resources helpful to those seeking out meaningful volunteer and leadership opportunities.

By: Manal Masud 407 reads | 0 comments
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5 Things I Learned About Myself During My Work Term

Co-op Reflections

Have you ever considered what you would say during an interview when asked the “Tell Us About Yourself” question? Courtney, a Business co-op student learned a lot about herself during her co-op and has figured out her answer.  Read her reflection and re-think your answer to the question.

By: Courtney Adams 731 reads | 0 comments
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Link Round Up: 2014 Co-op Reflection Edition

link round up

The most read co-op reflections were collected here in one convenient place to read.  Enjoy, and get inspired for the new year!

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Sprechen Sie Englisch? (Do you speak English?)

internship

Business Student Dani Deng had to face several challenges abroad before finding the right fit in terms of accommodation, city, and job.  Read on to learn how she faired in Germany doing an independently found internship at a start-up and a co-op position at SAP.

By: Dani Deng 313 reads | 0 comments
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