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

Professional Development

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 12754 reads | 0 comments
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3 Tips for a Successful Internship Away from Home

Communique

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 12631 reads | 0 comments
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Making the Cut

Communication, Art and Technology

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 8029 reads | 0 comments
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How to Research a Company: What to Look For

Social Media

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 14208 reads | 0 comments
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Do You Have What it Takes to Work for Multiple People?

Co-operative Education

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 8825 reads | 0 comments
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Avoid Sucking During Your Work Term

Co-operative Education

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 7154 reads | 0 comments
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Success in Failure

Personal Development

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 10104 reads | 0 comments
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3 Ways to Kill Writer’s Block and Clarify Your Message

Writing

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

By: Kerstin Butzelaar 9748 reads | 0 comments
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Be Social! 5 Tips on using Social Media for Business

Professional Development

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

By: Ashley Gregerson 9593 reads | 0 comments
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The Other Side: What Employers Want to Hear During an Interview

Communique

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 14594 reads | 0 comments
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