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Surviving the Aftershock of the 9-5: 5 Tips to Transition from Student to Professional Life

Co-operative Education

5 Tips on making the adjustment from the student schedule to that of a budding, young professional

By: Hailey Mathiesen 34210 reads | 0 comments
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Think Co-op Isn't For You? 4 Excuses You Need to Burn Right Now

Co-op Reflections

Reality check: a degree doesn’t guarantee a job. Vancouver communications, marketing and writing jobs aren’t waiting for you in the stands at Convocation. You’ve got to hunt for them, and Co-op is your open door. 

By: Emily Taylor 10552 reads | 0 comments
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What to Do When You "Don't Have Anything to Do"

staying busy

So you've transitioned into your Co-op job, and have been working your butt off when suddenly, you realize you've completed all your weekly tasks - what's your next move? Read on for some great tips for staying busy on the job - no matter the workload.

By: Sonam Swarup 9984 reads | 0 comments
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How to Measure Your Success at a Start Up

Professional Development

I used to think the most exciting part of forging a new career was the prospects of climbing the corporate ladder. The terrifying - yet liberating - truth, is that there are no concrete expectations to exceed. 

By: Emily Taylor 7649 reads | 0 comments
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How to Make the Best of Your Co-op Work Term

Co-operative Education

After the exciting and terrifying process of applying to jobs, landing interviews, and finally accepting a job offer, I started to settle in to my new job in the Communication department of the Canadian Mental Health Association. With a solid goal in mind, each day became a new challenge for me to rise and make myself known. Here are the tips I followed that made my placement meaningful to both my employer and I.

By: Christina Luo 8174 reads | 0 comments
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Transport Canada: Conquering Communication in the Public Sector

Work Term Extension

Working for the Public Sector was always a goal of mine, yet when I was offered a position as the Communications Assistant at Transport Canada, I realized the topic of transportation was completely foreign to me.

By: Lynn Shinto 5102 reads | 0 comments
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Should You Stay or Should You Go? 8 Gifs to Help You Decide!

Communique

With so many opportunities in different fields, cities and countries, how do you possibly decide whether or not to complete a co-op term close to home, or to go abroad, and test-drive a new career in a new locale?

By: Samantha Grandinetti 12705 reads | 0 comments
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Getting Familiar with Adobe Creative Suite

Co-operative Education

Within the first week of my second work term, it became apparent just how much I would be working with Adobe Illustrator. I felt I should be an expert when I was, in fact, still a beginner. How would I rise to the challenge, and become more familiar with the Adobe Suite while on the job?

By: Elizabeth Krump 8379 reads | 0 comments
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How to Shine When Working in a Team

Communication

“How in the world will I be able to add value to this team?” This was my initial (and pessimistic) reaction upon hearing that I would be working with 9 other individuals in the Donor Relations & Events team at the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation. 

By: Kevin Truong 9804 reads | 0 comments
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Why Work for a Startup Company?

Communication, Art and Technology

ePACT Network changed my perspective on what it takes to be a professional communicator, and enabled me to mature, grow and develop my skills.  What I’m saying above all else is, if you’re interested in pushing the boundaries of your Communication degree; consider working for a start-up company.

By: Karen Ho 7385 reads | 0 comments
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