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Co-op in a Nutshell

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What will you create with co-op? Watch Emily's video for a glimpse into her summer experience working for the Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association.  

By: Emily Sweeney 12 reads | 0 comments
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Shedding Light on Mental Health in the Workplace

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Mental health issues don't just disappear in the workplace.  Nelson urges us to "end the stigma, talk about mental health, form dialogues and accept that we are not alone."

By: Nelson Hang 195 reads | 0 comments
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Things Happen For a Reason: Three Ways to Turn Every Experience Into a Great Opportunity

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Bored already?  Hitting a plateau at work can be discouraging – but it doesn’t have to be.  Follow Lauren’s experience of turning a roadblock into an opportunity for growth.

By: Lauren Brosseau 595 reads | 0 comments
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Five Resources to Access when Seeking Your Co-op Job

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Searching for and adapting to your first co-op work term can be tough and quite unexpected. Jordan reveals five tested practices for boosting your resume and building confidence. 

By: Jordan Sukkau 371 reads | 0 comments
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Four Mistakes You Are Likely to Make During Your First Co-op Work Term – And It’s Okay!

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Mistakes happen, but do you learn to them?  Linda identifies some common mistakes made by Co-op students on their first work term.

By: Linda Nguyen 692 reads | 0 comments
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Three Lessons from Twenty-Four Months on the Job

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"I’d be hard pressed to say I have my life figured out – I really don’t."  Ryan shares what his Co-op journey has taught him and some tips for anyone who is currently doing Co-op.

By: Ryan Lee 3257 reads | 0 comments
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The Art of Not Losing Hope: Scoring A Co-op Position With The Right Tactics For Your Job Interview

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Interviews don't have to be hard if you're prepared.  Nelson provides some tips on what how can prepare yourself for an interview and impress your interviewers.

By: Nelson Hang 988 reads | 0 comments
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One Major and Endless Possibilities: The Wisdom I learned From My First Co-op

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Thinking of changing your career path?  Saniya explains why it's normal for your career path to not be linear and redefines what it will look like for most of us.

By: Saniya Jakupova 3074 reads | 0 comments
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How to Save Money While in Co-op

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"Sounds silly at first, but have you ever received a paycheque on the 15th and by the 20th you have no idea where it went? Here are a few ways to tackle sneaky spending..."

By: Ashley Schultheiss 1264 reads | 0 comments
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The 201st Application

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Are you in your seeking semester for Co-op? Buckle up! Ashlin shares how things can get tough in the process and how persistence is key for success.   

By: Ashlin Roche 1483 reads | 0 comments
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“What Do You Study in Communication?”

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What exactly is the study of communications?  What are the career paths can it can lead to?  Amy attempts to answer these surprisingly common questions (even among communications students!) through Co-op.

By: Amy Chui 1257 reads | 0 comments
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4 Reasons Why You Should Work for a Non-Profit

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Want your career to make a meaningful impact on your community and the world, but don't know how?  Davina shares how working in the non-profit sector may just be the solution.

By: Davina Gounden 4393 reads | 0 comments
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Boy Meets World: Tripping and Falling into the Tech Industry

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Deciding whether to do Co-op or not?  Braedon shares his experience with Co-op and how it can give you a competitive edge.

By: Braedon Lim 2598 reads | 0 comments
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It Starts With A Good Foundation

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Fiona shares how a degree in communication has given her a solid foundation of knowledge that translated directly into her workplace.  

By: Fiona Li 2071 reads | 0 comments
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Phone Confidence

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Is talking on the phone nerve-wracking for you?  You aren't alone.  Katherine offers some tips on how to be a better communicator through the phone.  

By: Katherine Bishop 2247 reads | 0 comments
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Familiar, Yet Not So Familiar

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International Co-ops aren't the only way to submerge yourself in a culture.  Gurleen shares her co-op experience through which she gained a new perspective of her culture right here in Vancouver.  

By: Gurleen Dhessi 1810 reads | 0 comments
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How to be a Newbie: Pro Tips for Non-Pros

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Co-op is a learning experience. Learning experiences aren’t about the “Aha!” moments. They’re about how you get there – and carry yourself through awkward growing pains... 
By: Tyler Miller 3162 reads | 0 comments
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Four Non-CMNS Courses That Have Contributed to My Co-op Success

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Think WQB requirements aren't relevant to your field of study? Think again! Kar Hing shares four non-communications courses that helped her succeed on her Co-op work term.

By: Kar Hing Ng 1604 reads | 0 comments
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I Spent Too Long Deliberating Co-op: Why You Should Hit That Apply Button

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To Co-op or not? Sasha shares her story of how rewarding it can be to break out of the stereotypical career path and going out of your comfort zone.

By: Sasha Zalyvadna 2421 reads | 0 comments
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How to Rock the 9 to 5 Lifestyle

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Transitioning from student life to a 9-5 working lifestyle can take a bit time. Luckily, Jamie has a couple tips to help you quickly adjust and help you make the most of it!

By: Jamie Hill 2407 reads | 0 comments
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