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Good manners? Who cares?

Beedie Business

Do manners even matter? We think so! Business Co-op Program Manager, Tanya Behrisch shares why manners still count and are the finishing touch for young professionals starting out their careers. 

By: Tanya Behrisch 35 reads | 0 comments
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Why is Risk Relevant?

International Experience

A willingness to take risks is often what seperates the successful from the very successful. But why is risk so relevant and how can you build up your tolerance for making the bold decisions that will lead to better careers? SFU's Business Co-op Manaager, Tanya Behrisch shares why the ability to take risks matters. 

By: Tanya Behrisch 223 reads | 0 comments
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Me, Myself and I: Confessions from a UX Team of One

Mental Health

When you are the only designer on a project, let alone the entire company, you are bound to face trials and tribulations. Be that as it may, there are also rewarding opportunities in store and lessons to be learned for designers on a lonely path of mastery. 

By: Sofia Bautista 544 reads | 0 comments
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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

Afghanistan

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

ENGAGE

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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Working hard or hardly working? What Co-op has taught me about education.

Co-op

I think we can all agree that work is more fun when it doesn’t feel like work. In this blog post, Lauren reflects on working with Parks Canada’s Learn-to-Camp team and discusses what it takes to be a good educator. Namely, how you can use your knowledge, experience and passion to successfully transfer information to people and ensure that they remember it for years to come!

By: Lauren McNeilly 210 reads | 0 comments
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What Does It Mean to Program Engagement?

Co-operative Education

FASS Student, Shina discusses her experiences leading a team on her Co-Op experience and how she found success at her role!

By: Shina Kaur 533 reads | 0 comments
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The Government of Canada: The Importance of Information Management – PART I

Arts and Social Sciences

What happens when a Criminology student meets the administrative side of a policing agency? Learn more about Julia’s experience in the world of Information Management as it transitions away from its traditional paperwork and moves forward with technology. 

By: Julia Apeles 371 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op Experience as an Introvert

Arts and Social Sciences

Have a difficult time talking to people in the workplace? Are you worried about your upcoming Co-op experience? Jeffrey has some tips for you that will help you find success at your workplace!

By: Jeffrey Au 455 reads | 0 comments
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