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A Career Path to City Hall: Conversations with my Co-op Colleague

Government

Touring city hall with Darryl McCarron, it was clear just how passionate he is about his work with the City of Surrey. Despite his prominent role in communications now, however, his career path began quite differently.

By: Alexis Tyller 12211 reads | 0 comments
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3 Tips for a Successful Internship Away from Home

Networking

The beauty of working in a city away from home is that as much as it provides you with opportunities to advance your career, it provides you with even more opportunities for personal growth.

By: Charisse Trinidad 12003 reads | 0 comments
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Making the Cut

Failure

Let me walk you through my first Co-op experience: Joined the program. Attended workshops and gained a newfound vigor and drive. Explored job postings with enthusiasm. Started writing cover letters and applying – a force to be reckoned with! And then… Rejected.

By: Rachel Carrier 7713 reads | 0 comments
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How to Research a Company: What to Look For

Co-op

Have an interview coming up? Remember to research the company first. Co-op student Katya delivers key tips on how to sharpen your focus and know exactly where to look for the information you need.

By: Katya Pokrovskaya 13450 reads | 0 comments
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Do You Have What it Takes to Work for Multiple People?

Working for SFU

Working for multiple people may sound daunting, but the experience has taught me some very valuable skills. Here are the three I found were the most important to utilize when working for many people at once.

By: Kristine Wu 8302 reads | 0 comments
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Avoid Sucking During Your Work Term

Communique

When trying to get hired, I hardly considered the prospect of actually working. I was more concerned with building professional resumes and appearing impressive at interviews. Upon landing my first co-op, however, I suddenly realized that I would need to perform in a strange, new environment – one I knew nothing about!

By: Miranda Lindsay 6802 reads | 0 comments
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Success in Failure

Surrey Marathon Society

Working for the Surrey Marathon Society during my second co-op work term was one of the most challenging experiences of my life so far. Although I worked on the organization’s inaugural event, I had no idea what fate had in store for me this time around.

By: Janilaine Tsui 9533 reads | 0 comments
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3 Ways to Kill Writer’s Block and Clarify Your Message

Workplace Success

Struggling with writer’s block? Clear the hurdle by clarifying your message with these helpful tips.

By: Kerstin Butzelaar 9223 reads | 0 comments
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Be Social! 5 Tips on using Social Media for Business

Communication

Will your workplace require you to tweet? Ashley explains how to run social media accounts for a business.

By: Ashley Gregerson 9031 reads | 0 comments
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The Other Side: What Employers Want to Hear During an Interview

Co-operative Education

While completing her co-op with posAbilities, Jordana Fridman had the opportunity to observe the other side of the interview process. Here's her insight into what employers are really looking for.

By: Jordana Fridman 13895 reads | 0 comments
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