Juliette Halliday's blog


Why Working for SFU Was My Best Decision

FCAT Undergraduate Conference

My impression of co-op was that it was supposed to be a way in which to explore the challenging world outside of school; consequently, working at my school felt comfortable, and limited. At this point, after a rewarding four months, it is impossible for me to think of my experience as limited.

By: Dorcas Yeung 7439 reads | 0 comments

Prescribing Advice for New Communicators


Shifting from academic writing to professional writing is a challenge, but it is worth seeing through. To help you master the shift from academic, to corporate writing styles, I have compiled a list of 5 important pieces of advice relevant for any budding communicator.

By: Chelsea Noel 7126 reads | 0 comments

5 Tips for Staying Healthy Away from Home

life away from home

When I first settled into my new scene in Calgary four months ago, I was excited: I had a place to stay, loved my workplace, found the closest Bernard Callebaut chocolatier and even had my grandma set up on Skype. Everything was great. Four weeks later, I developed Shingles.

By: Heather Jang 10338 reads | 0 comments

The Triumphant Transition: Tips for the Exciting First Week

Co-op Reflections

The first week is often the most stressful for students on their first, second or even sixth work term. Coming from a successful transition into the workplace on his first co-op work term at BCNET, Samuel shares some of his top tips for the first week.


By: Samuel Gorski 8631 reads | 0 comments

Want to Improve your Writing? Start Here


Want to improve your writing? Remember the 5 W's. Gillian Hobbs is a veteran co-op student studying Communication and shares how she transitioned her academic writing into different types of writing.

By: Gillian Hobbs 6806 reads | 0 comments

Tips to Conquer the Professional Side of Social Media

Social Media

Social Media is an increasingly large part of our everyday lives, even in the workplace. Alex shares her story of how she overcame the challenge of using social media in a professional environment and why including your social media skills on your resume is never a bad thing.

By: Alex Lowe 6325 reads | 0 comments

Charting the Unknown: Technical Writing

Career Exploration

Every semester, co-op students have access to a variety of job postings on the co-op job board. Some jobs, such as technical writing, often appear and have you wondering what that really means. Kristine was hired on as a technical writer for her last co-op term and writes about the job and what it entails.

By: Kristine Hur 9565 reads | 0 comments

Why Co-op?

Life Experience

Being a co-op student was just what Andrea needed- except she didn't know it when she first began her co-op search. Read on to learn about how her co-op experience changed her perspective on seeking practical job experience while still in school and how it helped her application to Semester in Dialouge.

By: Andrea Sanchez 6792 reads | 0 comments

Interview Woes

Personal Development

So you have been shortlisted for an interview, what do you do next?  Take a deep breath, gather your thoughts and do some research!  Preparation and confidence are key, but what happens when this isn't enough?

By: Stephanie Chow 7303 reads | 0 comments

Small Town Co-op Experience


This city girl experienced small town life during her most recent work term.  Whether it was harvesting plants and herbs in the forest or learning the differences between corporate and small business, Yuliya strived to succeed!  Read on to learn more about her brave journey in small town Ontario. 

By: Yuliya Vitsenkova 7486 reads | 0 comments
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