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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 359 reads | 0 comments
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The 201st Application

Co-operative Education

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 918 reads | 0 comments
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“What Do You Study in Communication?”

Co-operative Education

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

Co-operative Education

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 3367 reads | 0 comments
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Boy Meets World: Tripping and Falling into the Tech Industry

Co-operative Education

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 1880 reads | 0 comments
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It Starts With A Good Foundation

Communication, Art and Technology

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

By: Fiona Li 1283 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 1621 reads | 0 comments
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Familiar, Yet Not So Familiar

Co-operative Education

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 1491 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 1381 reads | 0 comments
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Four Non-CMNS Courses That Have Contributed to My Co-op Success

Communication

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 1073 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 1617 reads | 0 comments
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How to Rock the 9 to 5 Lifestyle

Co-op Reflections

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 1872 reads | 0 comments
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Tips for non-technical students working in a technical company

Career Exploration

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 1282 reads | 0 comments
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8 Reasons Why 8 is Better than 4

Personal Development

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 1022 reads | 0 comments
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How Taking a Research Course Can Open Up Your Career Opportunities

Communication

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 1300 reads | 0 comments
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It’s Okay to Say “No”

Workplace Transition

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 1311 reads | 0 comments
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How to Deal with Being the Smartest One in the Office

Work Search

“What?!” you must be thinking, “who the heck does she think she is?” Don’t worry – I don’t actually believe I’m the smartest one in my office; far from it in fact. But, it was an inside joke during my time working in SFU’s Career and Volunteer Services that lead me to understand the type of workplace culture that suited me best.

By: Taylor Wagner 2197 reads | 0 comments
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Want to Work in Design? Here are Five Things to Consider Before you do

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For a lot of us who are natural creatives, what more of a dream would it be to do what we love? Working in design might seem like the best of both worlds, but the reality of combining work and play isn’t exactly a walk in the park.

By: Chantelle Lui 1321 reads | 0 comments
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Working for the CBC, My Favourite Moments, and Some Tips for Aspiring Journalists

Career Exploration

From a young age, Ashley Fraser loved telling stories.  While studying communications at SFU she began to realise that journalism might be her future career and the CBC Peter Gzwoski internship opportunity was the perfect way to get her start. 

By: Ashley Fraser 1899 reads | 0 comments
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Into the Wilderness: My Co-op experience with Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, Yukon Region

Career Exploration

The Yukon was always a mystery to me; something I didn’t know very much about. I was born and raised in Vancouver, BC and have never been up North before. I was unsure what to expect for my four month long co-op term with INAC, let alone what Whitehorse had in store for me. But a place that held beautiful blue lakes and rivers, and breathtaking mountaintop views, I could not have asked for a better place to spend my fifth co-op term.

By: Kathryn Norada 1594 reads | 0 comments
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