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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 47 reads | 0 comments
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How I Became First Author for a Research Paper During my Co-op

Co-op

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 312 reads | 0 comments
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8 Interview Tips For Impressing a Hiring Manager

Communication

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 234 reads | 0 comments
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Beyond BC: Pushing Yourself Beyond Your Comfort Zone

Co-operative Education

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 237 reads | 1 comments
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A Look at the SFU Red Cross

Red Cross

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 161 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 297 reads | 0 comments
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4 Fundamental Tips for Workplace Survival

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 353 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 312 reads | 0 comments
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6 Soft Skills that Make You More Competitive to Employers

CSI Blog

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 425 reads | 0 comments
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Club of the Week: SFU Dance Marathon

ENGAGE

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 308 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 352 reads | 0 comments
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Discovering What It Takes - Physiotherapy Clinic

Kelvin Physiotherapy Clinic

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 272 reads | 0 comments
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The Power of Networking

Work Search

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 360 reads | 0 comments
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5 Ways to Get Involved on Campus

sports

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 389 reads | 0 comments
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5 Things I Learned About Myself During My Work Term

Co-operative Education

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 692 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?)

Co-operative Education

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 266 reads | 0 comments
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Alumni Showcase Special Edition: CMNSU's Brilliant Interview Series Mashup

Career Exploration

As you celebrate the holidays and pick out your New Year's Resolutions, look to the wisdom of our Communication alumni to guide you. Featuring CMNSU's mashup article, which summarizes all the best advice from its Alumni Interview Series.

By: SFU's Communication Student Union (CMNSU) 290 reads | 0 comments
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BPK in Barcelona?

Co-op Reflections

BPK student, Nick Crivici, spent nine months as an English Language Assistant in Barcelona.  Although this co-op was not directly related to the BPK field, he found tremendous educational value in his experience abroad.

By: Nick Crivici 423 reads | 0 comments
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The Lungpacer Experience

Co-op Reflections

My wide variety of responsibilities working with Lungpacer Medical facilitated the development of excellent collaborative skills and versatility as a member of the multidisciplinary team. This demanding work environment was no issue in such relevant, innovative, and hands-on medical research which inspired me to be passionate and enthusiastic.

By: Laura Bruulsema 364 reads | 0 comments
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