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Things move fast in a Co-op. One day you could be working with your favorite application, completely comfortable, and the next, you'll be tasked with learning an entirely new application. This is what happened to Vanessa in her Co-op, and here's how her first placement went, as well as her favorite things about both Wordpress and Weebly - two applications you may also find yourself using in a Communication Co-op.

By: Vanessa Clarke 207 reads | 0 comments
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Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting my Marketing Communication Co-op

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In this article, James details a few things he wishes he knew when he was starting out in his Marketing Communication Co-op placement. Read more to find out what James' top tips for rocking a co-op as a first-timer are. 

By: James Conn 335 reads | 0 comments
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Alumni Spotlight: Oscar Wong

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After applying to 50 jobs and going out to 12 interviews, Oscar Wong wasn’t sure he was going to land his first Co-op. Finally, on the last day of the semester, Oscar was hired at a health tech start-up for a digital marketing role and he has never looked back. Now, as a Communication alumnus working as an Internal Communications and Design Specialist at Electronic Arts, Oscar is happy to share more on how he navigated from Co-op to career. 

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4 Things No One Will Tell You in a Co-op Term

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Co-op is a great learning space for young adults to navigate how to transition from student to work life. After successfully completing a year of co-op education, and with a job lined up after graduation, here is what Katheryna has learned that she will gladly carry over to her professional career.

By: Katheryna Khong 1082 reads | 0 comments
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(Baby) Stepping Into the Real World: How to Implement Overused Clichés into Your Plan to Kill it on a Work Term

Co-op Reflections

"Okay, so you land a Co-op position after sending out what feels like millions of resumes and sweating through multiple carefully curated interview outfits. The hard part is over! Or is it?" Read Emily's piece on how accurate clichés can be, and how to use them to your advantage when entering the workforce.

By: Emily Prosperi-Porta 876 reads | 0 comments
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Experiencing SFU Beyond the Classroom

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Classes only make up half of the university experience; the rest is what you make of it.” Join Emily as she depicts her experience outside of the classroom with co-op, study abroad, and semester in dialogue.

By: Emily Sweeney 2026 reads | 0 comments
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The Art of Managing Multiple Roles in One Co-op Term

Communication

The field of communications is very broad, and as a result, you may be asked to manage multiple roles in your Co-op position. In this article Abhinav will take you through the lessons he has learned and his greatest tips for managing a multifaceted position.

By: Abhinav Menon 652 reads | 0 comments
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"Why would ever you choose to work in India?”

India

Despite the warnings and worries of her friends and family, Serena set off on an adventure, accepting a co-op position on the other side of the world, in India, and she has no regrets. Sometimes in order to grow we need to challenge ourselves, and Serena did just that.

By: Serena Bonneville 771 reads | 0 comments
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Taking on the Fashion Industry as a Co-op Student

Fashion

Movies like “The Devil Wears Prada” make the fashion industry seem extremely cool and unreachable for the everyday student to work in, but positions are out there for students to grab up. In this article Haoyang will take us through her experience working in the fashion industry and give her biggest takeaways from working with a high fashion, conceptual brand, Leisure Centre.

By: Haoyang Zhang 1276 reads | 0 comments
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5 Differences Between Non-Profit and For-Profit Communication Work Terms

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What does it mean to work at a Non-Profit versus For-Profit company? What setting would you enjoy most? In this article, Quentin will explain the differences between the two in culture, work environment, and expectations, based on his own experience working in varied co-op positions.

By: Quentin Benetti 3825 reads | 0 comments
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Handling an International Co-op during a Pandemic

Communication, Art and Technology

Two months into your international co-op placement, a global pandemic hits. What do you do? Read Victoria’s article for tips on keeping a cool head in tough circumstances, and how to make the best of a precarious situation.

By: Victoria Kremer 1646 reads | 0 comments
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The Role of a Social Media Project Manager

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Many of us have heard of a project manager, but few of us know what this role actually entails. In this article, Bethany details what an average day might look like as a project manager, and the many steps it takes to pull a project together.

By: Bethany Ma 2267 reads | 0 comments
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Exiting my Comfort Zone While Entering a Global Business Team

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Creating a comfort zone is a healthy adaptation for much of our lives. But so is stepping out of our comfort zone when it's time to transition, grow, and transform. Anna shares her story and reassures that despite the process being difficult at the beginning, it's worthy of gained skills and self-confidence.

By: Anna Khomich 844 reads | 0 comments
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Reflecting on a New Kind of Uncertainty: a Note of Encouragement to Fellow Co-op Students

COVID-19

"Losing your job in a pandemic is of no individual fault. COVID-19 has been one heck of a less-than-gentle reminder that each and every one of us has a stake in what sort of collective future it is that we shape through and after this difficult time. And that, is hopeful." - Read Sicellia’s reflection on the situation with our future and the future of a job market affected by the pandemic.

By: Sicellia Tsui 1216 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op During the Pandemic: Navigating Science and Uncertainty

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Read Thuy's story and learn about what you might find yourself doing as a Communication Co-op student working in a STEM organization during the global pandemic.

By: Thuy Tran 1115 reads | 0 comments
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Working for an Essential Service During a Global Pandemic

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"When you work at a non-profit, you will notice one extraordinary and unanimous thing; everyone’s heart is in their work. And during a pandemic, when so many of those we serve are in desperate need, this dedication is clearer than ever." -- Communication Co-op student, Juliette Halliday, highlights working for a non-profit organization as it responds in the face of a pandemic. 
By: Juliette Halliday 1571 reads | 0 comments
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How to “Buckle up your Elbows” and Thrive at your Co-op: Tips from an Israeli in her First Co-op

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"There's a phrase in Israel, "buckle up your elbows" which means that it's time to hustle. This is exactly what brought me to the place where I'm writing to you right now." -- read Kim's story and learn how you can achieve anything with enough courage and motivation.

By: Kim Bassan 1869 reads | 0 comments
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5 Ways to Avoid the Mid-Day Crash

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 "It's two hours past lunchtime, and you're starting to feel it - you slowly start to doze off."  read 5 tips from Bessie that will help you to avoid the mid-day crush.

By: Bessie Wong 1893 reads | 0 comments
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Why Work At a Start-Up? My Co-op Term at Tradable Bits

Co-op

After doing her co-op for a start-up, Margaret Leong shares 6 reasons why you should do it too! Read the article and find out why working at a start-up can be so rewarding. 

By: Margaret Leong 746 reads | 0 comments
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Is Co-op Worth It?

Co-op

To do or not to do? In this article, Thuy An talks about the pros of the co-op program and how it can benefit your future career. 

By: Thuy An Lam 1214 reads | 0 comments
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