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Reasons to Apply to Companies You Have Never Heard Of

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The job application process can be overwhelming, especially you are sifting through an extensive list of companies that you may have never heard of. Amy explains why you should take a chance with a smaller organization and the rewarding experiences that may come with it.

By: Amy Han 4132 reads | 0 comments
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A Date With Myself: How I’m Surviving Burnout

During the Work Term

Striking a balance between work and life is a difficult task for anyone regardless of their profession. Katerina explains how her desire to work overtook her personal life and she has some tips for making sure burn out doesn’t creep up on you.

 

By: Katerina Cookson 11113 reads | 0 comments
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Working in the Public Service - 3 Key Realizations

Co-operative Education

Curious about what it's like working in public service? Joseph breaks down his role as the Web Communications Assistant for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Read on to learn about his experience. 

By: Joseph Hilario 4027 reads | 0 comments
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Exploring the Realities of Startup Life

Communication, Art and Technology

When you think of a startup, does the HBO series, Silicon Valley come to mind? While the computers, parked bottoms, and long hours don’t stray too far from the truth, Melissa clears up some misconceptions about the startup life.

By: Melissa Ong 14261 reads | 0 comments
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Alumni Spotlight: Almira Bardai, the Globetrotting Communicator

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A globetrotting communicator, Almira Bardai is a PR and communications professional with over 17 years of experience in the field working all over the globe from Vancouver to Australia. Read on to learn more about her journey!

By: Pauline Leoncio 12456 reads | 0 comments
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The Road Less Traveled: Taking a Chance in Co-op

Occupational Health and Safety Unit

With co-op, are we better off sticking to our field of study, or should we take a chance at something entirely different? In this article, Rachel reflects on her work term with the RCMP, what she learned about the industry as well as herself in a field that she would have never considered if it wasn’t for co-op.

By: Rachel Wong 10985 reads | 0 comments
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How References Can Make or Break Your Job Offer

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Most people don’t maintain solid relationships with their references. Don’t be one of those job seekers scrambling to put together a list of references before an interview. Follow these basic practices to maintain connections and maximize your chances of landing the job. 

By: Melissa Chungfat 5798 reads | 0 comments
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Afraid to Network Alone at an Event? Here's How I Did It

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Have you ever gone to a networking event alone? Learn how to make quality connections with these tips on attending networking events on your own and some conversation openers you can use to initiate those connections!  

By: Melissa Chungfat 6881 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op Reflection: A Summer at CBC

Personal Development

As Mack's internship comes to an end, he reflects on his journey into journalism through CBC's Peter Gzowski Internship program. 

By: Mack Stannard 12195 reads | 0 comments
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A Beginner's Guide to Hootsuite

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Hootsuite is a great tool for managing social media platforms and can be incredibly helpful on the job! Cheryl shares a few tips on using the program for Hootsuite beginners.

By: Cheryl Chang 14524 reads | 0 comments
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The Do's and Don'ts of Working in Sports

Professional Development

If you’re considering a job in sports for your co-op term and, like Justine, you skipped gym in high school to go read in the library, this article is for you.

By: Justine Nadia 11099 reads | 0 comments
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4 Tell-Tale Signs That Technical Writing Has Changed You

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Whether you come off as a grammar snob or constantly obsess over minor details, it is inevitable that a position in technical writing will leave its mark.

By: Mike Lazar 16040 reads | 0 comments
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Alumni Spotlight: Laurie Dawkins

Co-op Reflections

Like a modern day Goldilocks, Laurie Dawkins, a Communication Co-op alumna, spent many years trying out various roles to find the one that was just right. Now, as an award-winning, senior communications professional, Laurie shared how her experience with SFU Co-op shaped how she approached her career.

By: Pauline Leoncio 14748 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op Vlog: Day in the Life of Jao Dantes

Communication

In this Vlog, SFU Communication Co-op student Jao Dantes explains his typical work day working for Simon Fraser University. 

 

By: Jao Dantes 13962 reads | 0 comments
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How to Succeed as a Social Media Coordinator

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Imagine you get paid to create multiple *twooshes* a day, curate funny gifs, browse Instagram, post awesome pictures and share on Facebook. Yes, being a Social Media Coordinator is very fun, but one must not neglect these four important points to be one.

By: Jessica Christina Hardi 14327 reads | 0 comments
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5 LinkedIn Tips to Make Your Profile Pop!

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In the digital age, you never know who’s looking and what opportunities can arise. When you’re putting together your online presence, you want to go beyond cutting and pasting your resume, and get your LinkedIn profile in tip-top shape! Kass shares 5 tips to make your profile POP!

By: Kassandra Mihaly 20410 reads | 0 comments
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5 Ways to Stay Motivated During An Extended Work Term

Work Term Extension

Congratulations, your work term has been extended! Now what? As routine sets in and one gets comfortable, the initial vigor for success in a work term starts to fade. In this article, Charmaine shares practical tips to stay motivated and make the most of the extension.

By: Charmaine Wu 19195 reads | 0 comments
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5 Healthy Habits to Combat the 9-5 Office Life

Communication

During his co-op job, William realized that he needed to build healthy life-long habits for his long career ahead. Below is a short list of small things he does combat body deterioration for the 9 to 5 office-life.

By: William Soemargo 17348 reads | 0 comments
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Those 106 Unread Messages Aren't Going Anywhere

Working Students

Remember the flood of emails you ignored as a student? Well, turning a blind eye doesn't fly in the office place. Miranda shares useful tips on how to avoid being overwhelmed by reading and deleting!

By: Miranda Lindsay 11503 reads | 0 comments
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4 Tips to Balance Co-op and School

Communication, Art and Technology

We millennials aren't lazy! We actually want it all– good grades, a life and experience to get us job market ready. Although those things seem mutually exclusive, Aninditha shares tips on successfully juggling a part-time co-op and school.

By: Aninditha Kamaruddin 20010 reads | 0 comments
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