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5 Healthy Habits to Combat the 9-5 Office Life

Co-operative Education

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 16166 reads | 0 comments
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Those 106 Unread Messages Aren't Going Anywhere

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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 10297 reads | 0 comments
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4 Tips to Balance Co-op and School

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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 18894 reads | 0 comments
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Should You Do a Co-op Term with the Feds? (The Answer is Yes)

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Emily recounts her co-op term working with the Feds at Service Canada. 

By: Emily Edwards 10960 reads | 0 comments
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3 Reasons Why There's No Rush to Finish Your Degree

Co-operative Education

Matthew enters his fourth year with a newfound perspective on graduation. His time working for SFU Career and Volunteer Services has taught him that when it comes to education, there should be no rush. Here, he shares his top 3 reasons why!

By: Matthew Furtado 17085 reads | 0 comments
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I Hated Networking, Until...

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For Pauline, an invitation to a networking event automatically elicits feelings of anxiety, triggers the sweat glands and generates one glaring thought, “no freakin’ way.” Read as she navigates her way through her networking anxieties.

By: Pauline Leoncio 20199 reads | 0 comments
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5 Signs You Should Work For A Non-Profit

Co-operative Education

Many students enter communications with the hopes of landing a glamorous, high-paying job. In this article, Celine makes a case for why you may want to consider a less glamorous, but highly rewarding career in the non-profit sector.

By: Celine Diaz 7111 reads | 0 comments
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Unlikely Co-op Candidate Switches From Landscaping to Technical Writing

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Accumulating over 80 credits and completing three quarters of a degree usually rules out any potential opportunity for students to be selected for Co-op, unless you ask Mike Lazar how he beat the odds.

By: Mike Lazar 11281 reads | 0 comments
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Engaging the World After Co-op

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After graduation, Melissa took a different path than most. Taking SFU's message of engaging the worlkd quite literally, she quit her jobs to volunteer in Cambodia for six months to see where life would lead her.

By: Melissa Chungfat 10425 reads | 0 comments
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5 Career Moves You Need to Make Before You Graduate

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You can’t cross the stage in four years and expect to receive a degree in one hand and a career in the other; succeeding in in the real world is going to take a heck of a lot more than that. Here are 5 essential moves to make before you graduate. 

 
By: Kelly Furey 7057 reads | 0 comments
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Event Planning 101: Beyond the Chaos

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Behind the glitz and glamour of fancy events, are event planners frantically following their minute-to-minute schedule. In this article, Miranda shares some insight and advice for those entering the sometimes chaotic event planning field.

By: Miranda Lindsay 12227 reads | 0 comments
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Spending the Night With Sheldon the Robot

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What do you get when you add an intense rainstorm, an overnight and out-of-town work event, and a $3000 robot? Calvin Chung shares his experience as an event coordinator for the 2016 #BCTech Summit. 

By: Calvin Chung 3666 reads | 0 comments
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Comic: How Co-op Helped Me Seize the Dreams I'd Left Behind

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Therese believed her interests in art and environmentalism were too daunting to pursue as careers. She locked those dreams away... until co-op unlocked career opportunities that fused her studies with her passions. Check out her comic!

By: Therese Mah 13087 reads | 0 comments
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The Notebook: A Highly Unlikely Love Story

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At the start of her co-op, Sandy expected to work hard and do her best. What she didn't expect is that she would fall in love - and fall hard. What you're about to read is a highly unlikely love story...

By: Sandy Chan 6798 reads | 0 comments
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Taking the Leap: Moving Across the Country for Co-op

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Not everyone can say that they’ve had their movie moment. Luckily enough, it happened to Pauline, and it happened in the exact way she dreamt it would. But, what she didn't prepare for is the reality after saying yes. 

By: Pauline Leoncio 8788 reads | 0 comments
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Reflecting Back On A Degree In Communication

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Shirin has recently graduated from SFU with a major in Communication and a minor in Publishing. She talks about why communication was the right fit for her and provides advice on how to make the most of your degree as an FCAT student.

By: Shirin Escarcha 6063 reads | 0 comments
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Three Tips for Working from Home

Co-operative Education

Richard Ainscough's first co-op semester was different from a lot of the co-op positions students typically apply for. For Richard, his first work term was a self-directed co-op where he worked mainly from home.  

By: Richard Ainscough 11330 reads | 0 comments
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Beyond My Office Desk: The Community I Discovered in the Downtown Eastside

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During her time with Union Gospel Mission, Bernice Puzon spent her 9-5, like most Communication Co-op students, behind a desk. But, it was also her time spent beyond her office desk that provided rich opportunities to grow and to lease a new perspective on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.  

 

By: Bernice Puzon 5679 reads | 0 comments
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Nikki’s Co-op Job Search

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Are you interested in joining Co-op and wondering what the process is like? Are you wondering when exactly you should be starting Co-op? This article provides insight on what the Co-op job search is really like through my own personal journey.

By: Nikki Zayco 8691 reads | 0 comments
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6 Things Communication Students Can Include In Their Portfolio

Co-operative Education

Although important, your resume and cover letter don't do your skills complete justice. So, instead of simply telling a potential employer what you can do, Karen Leung discusses how to show them through selecting specific items to build your portfolio. 

By: Karen Leung 7330 reads | 0 comments
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