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Bank of North Dakota

ENGAGE

Why am I writing about a bank in North Dakota, USA? Because this bank is a publicly owned bank which is the only established one in the US so far. This seemingly business related post is actually a post on civic engagement. How so? The Bank of North Dakota (BND) has a vision to “be helpful to and assist in the development of… financial institutions… within the State.”

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Count to 100: 100 Classrooms in Afghanistan

Volunteering

During the Taliban regime, by law, girls in Afghanistan were not allowed to go to school and it was punishable by death. Even though this law was lifted, there is very limited access to schools and a proper education.

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Fresh Food and Farmers Markets: A Local Alternative

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Fresh berries, delicious jams and honeys, and a variety of vegetables; it’s that time of year again when farmers markets start cropping up all around the city.

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Life as an International Student: The Things We Don't Talk About

multicultural

There are a lot of things your international student friends have never told you. From depression to pressure to stereotypes -  life isn't always easy when you are studying abroad. Read an international students take on life overseas. 

By: Jeremy Austin Effendy 152 reads | 0 comments
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How I Made the Most of my International Co-op Position in the Most Expensive City in the World

Co-operative Education

An unexpected offer to extend a stay in San Fransisco for co-op turned into the experience of a lifetime for health sciences student, Yasmin Khalili. Read about her incredible summer in sunny California. 

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From Doubtful to Confident: How I Adapted to Working Life

Co-operative Education

Initially unsure if she would be an effective counsellor, Alyssa shares how becoming a Student Academic Advisor at SFU helped her discover hidden strengths. 

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Providing Free Healthcare to those in Need

Co-op Reflections

On placement with Partnership for Sustainable Development in Kathmandu, Nepal, Health Sciences students Isabelle and Elisabeth decided to extend their contribution to a community in need and enrich their learning experience, by raising resources for a Free Health Camp. 

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How I Landed a Co-op at Tesla

Co-operative Education

It is not hard to produce a perfect car. The difficulty lies in manufacturing 100,000 cars exactly alike. Read about the challenge of manufacturing modern luxury vehicles at Tesla Inc. 

By: Ryan Fielding 291 reads | 0 comments
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Venturing into the Unknown: A Co-op Story in Eastern Canada

Co-operative Education

Venturing out into adulthood can be a challenging experience. At the same time, it can be very eye-opening. For Emily, completing a co-op term in Toronto was the perfect opportunity for independence and adventure. 

By: Emily Cheung 393 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op in Research: The Value of Trying New Things

FAISAL

Of the many career paths to try, research is an opportunity to apply lessons learned in the classroom to the real world. Matthew Malinab shares how a co-op with FAISAL opened his eyes to new career possibilities. 

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