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Beyond the BC bubble: My co-op term in Burma (Myanmar)

International Studies

In a country filled with monks, crazy drivers, and frequent power outages, things were different living in Burma. After four months, it started to feel a bit like home. Here’s a glimpse into my unique experience as a political intern for the Embassy of Canada to Burma (Myanmar). 

By: Layla Clarkson 142 reads | 0 comments
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Interviewing Human Resources – How Employers Decide who to Interview

Interviews

Have you ever wondered why you never got a callback for that interview? Or perhaps, you’re wondering how you can make sure that you do get called in the future. Either way, wouldn’t it be nice to know how to increase your chances of getting an interview? I sat down with a Human Resources professional to find out how he evaluates resumes and select who to interview. 

By: Daniel Cooper 85 reads | 0 comments
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Why Being Smart Isn’t Enough

simon fraser university

You meet a lot of intelligent people working in research, but intelligence isn’t going to get you far as a researcher. The ability to communicate with your peers and to external viewers is critical to being successful. Read on as I share my experience working amongst research lab groups and why it’s a valuable skill to be able to communicate to those both in and outside your field.

By: Charlie Bennett 212 reads | 0 comments
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Fun at SAP

SAP

Giselle Li had great experiences doing her co-op at SAP. In this article, she recorded one of her setbacks during work and how she resolved it.  She also shares what it is like to work at SAP and the events and opportunities that are available there. 

By: Giselle Li 395 reads | 0 comments
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Improve Your Writing With Five Simple Steps

Co-operative Education

Whether you’re pursuing a career in writing or not, excellent writing and communication skills are often at the top of the list when it comes to job qualifications. Here are five simple steps you can take in order to drastically improve your writing and set yourself apart from other applicants in a highly competative job market. 

By: Lina Kunina 337 reads | 0 comments
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Volunteering for SFU Relay for Life

SFU Relay For Life

Learn about my experiences volunteering for SFU Relay for Life. As an organizing committee volunteer you develop leadership skills, plan and execute an event, and make a positive difference in the lives of people living with cancer. If you are seeking a leadership role, enjoy event planning, fundraising or promoting, then SFU Relay for Life may be the right fit for you! 

By: Manal Masud 204 reads | 0 comments
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Discovering a new campus

Marketing

Puppy Therapy, Laughter Yoga, and Knitting Clubs - need I say more? After eight months of working as the Marketing and Communications Assistant with SFU Health and Counselling, I’ve been able to help plan and promote all these great programs on campus. 

By: Megan Lo 437 reads | 0 comments
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Time invested pays dividends for SFU Co-op student award-winner

Co-op

Simon Fraser University co-op student Laramie Ferguson is B.C.’s 2014 Co-op Student of the Year in the university category.

By: Justin Wong 329 reads | 0 comments
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Teaching English Abroad: Skill Improvements for Any Career

Spain

Have you ever wanted to live and work abroad but could “never” find something career related?  Well, in my opinion, what you “could not find” might actually be right in front of your eyes.  There are countless opportunities for students to live abroad while teaching English.  You just might be surprised at what occupational skills you might be able to extract from such a position.  Have a read of my article to find out.

By: Nick Crivici 400 reads | 0 comments
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Neurosurgery in Nepal

Co-op

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 1233 reads | 0 comments
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Five Events to Attend While at SFU

ENGAGE

Have you wondered what else you can get out of a university experience, besides an education? Do you want to get out there and have fun, meet new people and learn new things? These are 5 events you don't want to miss.

By: Martha Espinoza 370 reads | 0 comments
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An Infusion of Perspective - My Days At Oracle Labs, Vancouver

Graduate Student

Why working in the industry is really valuable to grad students - my six months at Oracle Labs, Vancouver.

By: Svetozar Miučin 528 reads | 0 comments
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My Fitness Journey

Thompson Community Centre

Kenneth Moy is a Kinesiology student who spent his co-op placement at Thompson Community Centre.  Read on to find out what he learned after four months as a fitness professional.  

By: Kenneth Moy 339 reads | 1 comments
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[Part 2]: My Co-op Experience at an Industrial Lab: Networking

Co-op

Getting accustomed to a new workplace with new people can be daunting. MBB student Janelle shares her experience working for the fast-paced industrial lab, Maxxam.

By: Janelle Santos 203 reads | 0 comments
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[Part 1]: My Co-op Experience at an Industrial Lab: Working Together like a Well-Oiled Machine

Science

Getting accustomed to a new workplace with new people can be daunting. MBB student Janelle shares her experience working for the fast-paced industrial lab, Maxxam.

By: Janelle Santos 421 reads | 0 comments
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Coach Talks: We Are All Humans

References

Asking for a reference is one of the most important parts to develop in your career. In addition, being a reference for a person can be interesting, especially if it is a cold call reference. My experiences getting references and being a reference have been at the extremes. This is an article on reference etiquette.toda

By: Stephen Kaita 336 reads | 0 comments
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[Infographic] Business Co-op in Numbers

Business

Curious to learn more about the Beedie School of Business Co-op Program?  Check out the Business Co-op in Numbers infographic.

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Not Your Average Chiropractic Care

Biomedical Physiology

Are all chiropractors the same? Not at all. This is Kikuko's co-op reflection after doing a practicum at MacKenzie Chiropractic. 

By: Kikuko Araki 546 reads | 0 comments
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2015: A Planning Odyssey

Ping Pong

Robert, a Computing Science student, spent his co-op as a software developer at Visier.  He went above and beyond by volunteering to plan fun social events for the company, which resulted in some great learning experiences.  

By: Robert 337 reads | 0 comments
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CMNSU's Alumni Interview Mashup: Collective Lessons Across the Board II

Alumni Stories

CMNSU's second alumni interview mashup is here! Check it out for the best of our alumni's career-advancing tips and strateges, and gain insight into what it takes to get the kind of job that’s right for you.

By: Aninditha Kamaruddin 3401 reads | 0 comments
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