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.
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.
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.
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.
Averyl Bancroft spent her co-op workterm as a Loaned Representative,as well as one of the United Way's Care-y mascots! As part of the United Way Spotlight series she shares her experience about the Loaned Rep program taking her out of her comfort zone.
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?
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.
Hear what this co-op student had to say about the Communication Co-op's annual "Get the Edge" event. This years focus was all about portfolios! Read on to see what communication professionals have to say about the importance of having a portfolio and creating a personal brand.
Some of our co-op experiences will prove more challenging than others. Facing challenges and overcoming difficulties is all part of learning, read some helpful tips from this co-op student who faced it all.
Fear, anxiety, intimidation, excitement and doubt. This is exactly how most student feel when they secure their first work term! Starting a new job is hard even at the best of times, but learning how to cope and make friends makes things a lot easier. Stay friendly, smile and read on for more.
Finding it hard to find a co-op job that doesn't require any web or design skills? Read on if you're interested in learning how this co-op student conquered her fears and learned how to make the most of her work term using the design skills she learned in just a few short weeks!
Make the most of your co-op workterm by reaching out to co-workers and fellow co-op students. Learn the best ways to connect with the people you work with and maybe make some new friends in the process. You never know who is going to be a useful contact in the future!
Dreams of becoming a magazine editor turned upside down after a workterm at St. Paul's Hospital. See how this co-op student used her background in communication to link the fields of science and medicine, as she worked alongside some of the greatest minds of our time.
Let's face it, it's not uncommon nowadays to Google or Facebook search someone the second after you meet them. Why not show employers all you have to offer through your LinkedIn profile using these four easy steps!
Want to add to your portfolio but don't know where to start? Why not try starting your own blog? See how this recent Communication graduate landed his dream job while writing about his favourite sports team, the Canucks!
Think you have what it takes to work for a large communication firm? Grab some pointers and learn how this brave co-op student made a name for herself, while working for Teekay Corporation and Communication, with a few basic computer skills.
Are you graduating soon and are panicking about job searching in the “real world”? If so, read on to find out what some successful SFU alumni and co-op employers are saying about what grads can do to stand out.
“Talk the Walk.” This medley of action and words represent what communication professionals do, so it was a perfect name for this strategic communication-focused SFU student event that I had the opportunity to attend.
In 2011, Marianna Adamian won the IABC/BC Student Communicator of the Year Award. Her successful communication plan focused on a series of presentations she gave as part of her co-op job. Since winning the SCOY award, Marianna has been presented with fantastic networking opportunities, volunteer positions, and prospective job placements.