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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 176 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 508 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 649 reads | 0 comments
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One Major and Endless Possibilities: The Wisdom I learned From My First Co-op

Co-op Reflections

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 922 reads | 0 comments
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How to Save Money While in Co-op

Co-operative Education

"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 1013 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 1289 reads | 0 comments
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“What Do You Study in Communication?”

Communication, Art and Technology

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 1038 reads | 0 comments
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4 Reasons Why You Should Work for a Non-Profit

Communication, Art and Technology

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 4069 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 2368 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 1853 reads | 0 comments
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Phone Confidence

Communication

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 2053 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 1700 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 2334 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 1430 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 2060 reads | 0 comments
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How to Rock the 9 to 5 Lifestyle

Personal Development

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 2236 reads | 0 comments
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Tips for non-technical students working in a technical company

Technology & Innovation

With the rise of the digital age, the tech industry has become the hub of all industries. As these companies become more popular, you will want these tips to succeed if you're a non-technical students looking to work in a technical company

By: Brittany Kilpatrick 1649 reads | 0 comments
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8 Reasons Why 8 is Better than 4

Career Exploration

Beginning your journey with SFU Co-op can seem daunting at first, especially if you start with an 8-month Co-op but don't be afraid of it! Check out these benefits you'll get from doing an 8-month Co-op rather than 4-months. 

By: Defne Birol 1570 reads | 0 comments
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How Taking a Research Course Can Open Up Your Career Opportunities

Personal Development

As we all know, Communication classes can be quite heavy on the theory side, and unfortunately it’s probably never the best idea to whoop out your extensive knowledge of semiotics and Marxism in a job interview. So how do you bridge the gap between academia and industry? 

By: Justine Nadia 1680 reads | 0 comments
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It’s Okay to Say “No”

Co-operative Education

Frankly, I am terrible at saying “no.” Maybe it’s a strong work ethic that has been etched into my existence since I was a child. Maybe it’s not wanting to appear incompetent to the people who could potentially hire me back into a full-time role. Whatever it was, it seemed like my plate was packed to the brim. 

By: Ryan Lee 1732 reads | 0 comments
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