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Rising Above the Crowds of Communication Students

Communication

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.

By: Priscilla Sharun 5519 reads | 0 comments
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Don’t Panic: Tips from Industry for Graduating Students

school to work transition

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.

By: Liesl Jurock 7137 reads | 0 comments
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Top Three Tips from “Talk the Walk”

Event Summaries

“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.

By: acproj 5374 reads | 0 comments
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What does it take to win the Student Communicator of the Year Award?

SCOY

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.

By: Claire Woodbridge 6176 reads | 0 comments
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Write for Communiqué!

Portfolios

Writing for Communiqué is an excellent way to gain published writing samples for your portfolio, share what you’ve learned through your co-op experience and contribute to our co-op program!

By: Editor 3953 reads | 0 comments
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Website & Writing Experience as a Communication Student

Co-op

As Communication students, we learn about the history of media and major theorists. Upon graduation, most of the job openings we encounter may require us to have more technical skills, something not necessarily taught in Communication courses. This was my reality when I was accepted into the Web Department at Canucks Sports and Entertainment  for my first work term.

By: Nicole Freeston 6587 reads | 0 comments
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Meet the Faculty: Stuart Poyntz

Communique

Bringing Communication into classrooms across the Lower Mainland. Thinking back to my last year of high school, I can remember looking at all the different programs that SFU has to offer and trying to decide what courses I should take, what university path I should follow.

By: Heather Gerrits 2951 reads | 0 comments
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Shining Bright With BC Hydro

energy sector

Jennifer Maniezzo recalls her supportive and enriching learning environment at BC Hydro. Co-op opportunities at BC Hydro really allow students to spread their wings and get their feet wet in a number of areas.

By: Jennifer Maniezzo 4607 reads | 0 comments
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The Journey From Co-op to Career

Co-operative Education

Heather Sanders takes control of her learning with Citizenship and Immigration Canada. The experience I have gained with CIC has been very worthwhile, and has not only provided me with the opportunity to work in government and apply my education in a professional setting.

By: Heather Sanders 2763 reads | 0 comments
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Volunteer to Enrich Your Co-op Search

Co-operative Education

Offering up your time and skills for a cause you believe in can also benefit your career. There is great value in putting yourself out there, to discover what you love doing, or to expand on your skills doing what you love.

By: Heather Palis 2929 reads | 0 comments
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Meet The Faculty: Dr. Enda Brophy

Communication

Introducing a new assistant professor to the School of Communication. "Get as involved in your department as you can...and get to know the people in your program." Enda enjoys teaching Communication students, especially when they show an active interest in the program and the world around them.

By: Marianna Adamian 4020 reads | 0 comments
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From the Lecture Hall to the Office

Co-operative Education

Ronil Desai’s eye opening journey through his first co-op position with Teekay Shipping Corp. Attending university involves many deadlines and countless interactions with fellow students and professors, not to mention a constant effort to prepare students to succeed in the workforce......

By: Ronil Desai 2846 reads | 0 comments
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Constructive Consultation

Communique

Denise Le recalls her time spent in Stakeholder Relations at BC Hydro. Working for a company that involves a deep level of knowledge about large-scale electricity projects has enhanced my corporate and technical writing skills.

By: Denise Le 2505 reads | 0 comments
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Her Road to Success

Alumni Spotlight

Co-op alumnus,Sheenah Rogers, speaks about her journey from co-op to starting her own business. Through her involvement in the SFU Co-op program, associations and clubs, Sheenah began to grow her portfolio and industry knowledge base.

By: Marianna Adamian 3235 reads | 0 comments
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Public Relations Face-Off

Communique

It was the job I was told I was lucky to get: the PR Intern at Grey Vancouver, and I’m not going to lie, it wasn’t the first time I had applied for it. Yet when it came to my first day, I was absolutely terrified. I had no idea what I was doing, I had no prior public relations experience......

By: Jocelyne Leszczynski & Sarah Allin 2137 reads | 0 comments
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Meet the Faculty: Alison Beale

Communication, Art and Technology

Though she never participated in a formal co-op program, Alison Beale, the new chair of Communication, describes her experience throughout her education as surprisingly similar to that of many Communication Co-op students.

By: Emily Ross 3919 reads | 0 comments
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Media Relations: Dos & Dont's

Communication

One of the most exciting aspects of my co-op position as B.C. Used Oil Management Association (BCUOMA) summer ambassador is the interaction with the media.

By: Katya Kirsch 2381 reads | 0 comments
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On Campus Like?

Research

Working for International Co-op at SFU has provided me with a wide range of experiences to boost my portfolio and resume. As the Communications and Marketing Assistant for SFU International Co-op, I worked......

By: Courtney Novotny 2212 reads | 0 comments
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Past and Current Co-op Students Answer... “What is Working?"

Professional Development

For most undergraduates, a co-op placement is a rare opportunity to escape the lecture hall and start working in the “real” corporate, professional, and managerial world. In the summer, one of the last things a potential co-op student would consider is taking a job on campus.....

By: Tyler Morgenstern 2306 reads | 0 comments
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The Road Behind And Ahead

Communique

Years ago, I was sitting in a lecture for my Communication 200 class listening to two powerhouse women talk (in great partnership and camaraderie) to our class about the benefits of co-operativeedu

By: Trevor Howes 2182 reads | 0 comments
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