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Transport Canada: Conquering Communication in the Public Sector

Working Students

Working for the Public Sector was always a goal of mine, yet when I was offered a position as the Communications Assistant at Transport Canada, I realized the topic of transportation was completely foreign to me.

By: Lynn Shinto 4693 reads | 0 comments
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Should You Stay or Should You Go? 8 Gifs to Help You Decide!

Co-operative Education

With so many opportunities in different fields, cities and countries, how do you possibly decide whether or not to complete a co-op term close to home, or to go abroad, and test-drive a new career in a new locale?

By: Samantha Grandinetti 11304 reads | 0 comments
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Profile: IABC’s Student Communicator of the Year Award

IABC

The Student Communicator of the Year Award or, SCOY, is a prestigious award given out by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) exclusively to their student members to recognize excellence in communication. 

By: Alex Lowe 4738 reads | 0 comments
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Great Minds Think Tech: Sam Grandinetti @ Blackberry

Communication

It was the beginning of my second year at SFU when I was presented with a golden opportunity: I had 24 hours to decide whether or not I would accept an 8 month Co-op position at Blackberry in Ottawa,  4,300 km away from my family, my friends and my life. I was intimidated – to say the least.

By: Samantha Grandinetti 13140 reads | 0 comments
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Getting Familiar with Adobe Creative Suite

Co-operative Education

Within the first week of my second work term, it became apparent just how much I would be working with Adobe Illustrator. I felt I should be an expert when I was, in fact, still a beginner. How would I rise to the challenge, and become more familiar with the Adobe Suite while on the job?

By: Elizabeth Krump 7255 reads | 0 comments
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How to Shine When Working in a Team

Professional Development

“How in the world will I be able to add value to this team?” This was my initial (and pessimistic) reaction upon hearing that I would be working with 9 other individuals in the Donor Relations & Events team at the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation. 

By: Kevin Truong 8857 reads | 0 comments
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Secrets of a Successful Co-op Interview

Co-operative Education

Interviews: one of the terrifying barriers blocking your path from a great job that your whole academic career has been working towards. When competing for coveted co-op positions, keep these five interview tips in mind to raise the bar!

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Why Work for a Startup Company?

Co-operative Education

ePACT Network changed my perspective on what it takes to be a professional communicator, and enabled me to mature, grow and develop my skills.  What I’m saying above all else is, if you’re interested in pushing the boundaries of your Communication degree; consider working for a start-up company.

By: Karen Ho 6573 reads | 0 comments
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Why Working for SFU Was My Best Decision

FCAT

My impression of co-op was that it was supposed to be a way in which to explore the challenging world outside of school; consequently, working at my school felt comfortable, and limited. At this point, after a rewarding four months, it is impossible for me to think of my experience as limited.

By: Dorcas Yeung 5736 reads | 0 comments
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Prescribing Advice for New Communicators

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Shifting from academic writing to professional writing is a challenge, but it is worth seeing through. To help you master the shift from academic, to corporate writing styles, I have compiled a list of 5 important pieces of advice relevant for any budding communicator.

By: Chelsea Noel 5842 reads | 0 comments
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5 Tips for Staying Healthy Away from Home

Communication

When I first settled into my new scene in Calgary four months ago, I was excited: I had a place to stay, loved my workplace, found the closest Bernard Callebaut chocolatier and even had my grandma set up on Skype. Everything was great. Four weeks later, I developed Shingles.

By: Heather Jang 8757 reads | 0 comments
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Transitioning into a New Co-op Job

Co-operative Education

Transitioning into a new workplace can be a very nerve-racking experience. Being in the customer service industry for over ten years and starting my first Co-op term in an office environment last fall, I found myself nervous and anxious, and overthinking how my first week would go. Would I be able to handle it? Would I be good at it? 

By: Brianne Chinery 4383 reads | 0 comments
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The Triumphant Transition: Tips for the Exciting First Week

Working Students

The first week is often the most stressful for students on their first, second or even sixth work term. Coming from a successful transition into the workplace on his first co-op work term at BCNET, Samuel shares some of his top tips for the first week.

 

By: Samuel Gorski 7118 reads | 0 comments
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Want to Improve your Writing? Start Here

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Want to improve your writing? Remember the 5 W's. Gillian Hobbs is a veteran co-op student studying Communication and shares how she transitioned her academic writing into different types of writing.

By: Gillian Hobbs 5602 reads | 0 comments
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Tips to Conquer the Professional Side of Social Media

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Social Media is an increasingly large part of our everyday lives, even in the workplace. Alex shares her story of how she overcame the challenge of using social media in a professional environment and why including your social media skills on your resume is never a bad thing.

By: Alex Lowe 5306 reads | 0 comments
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Charting the Unknown: Technical Writing

Work Search

Every semester, co-op students have access to a variety of job postings on the co-op job board. Some jobs, such as technical writing, often appear and have you wondering what that really means. Kristine was hired on as a technical writer for her last co-op term and writes about the job and what it entails.

By: Kristine Hur 7919 reads | 0 comments
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Why Co-op?

Professional Development

Being a co-op student was just what Andrea needed- except she didn't know it when she first began her co-op search. Read on to learn about how her co-op experience changed her perspective on seeking practical job experience while still in school and how it helped her application to Semester in Dialouge.

By: Andrea Sanchez 5528 reads | 0 comments
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Spotlight on a Loaned Representative - Averyl Bancroft

Co-operative Education

Averyl Bancroft spent her co-op workterm as a Loaned Representative,as well as one of the United Way's Care-y mascots! As part of the United Way Spotlight series she shares her experience about the Loaned Rep program taking her out of her comfort zone.

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Interview Woes

Communique

So you have been shortlisted for an interview, what do you do next?  Take a deep breath, gather your thoughts and do some research!  Preparation and confidence are key, but what happens when this isn't enough?

By: Stephanie Chow 5819 reads | 0 comments
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Small Town Co-op Experience

Communique

This city girl experienced small town life during her most recent work term.  Whether it was harvesting plants and herbs in the forest or learning the differences between corporate and small business, Yuliya strived to succeed!  Read on to learn more about her brave journey in small town Ontario. 

By: Yuliya Vitsenkova 6055 reads | 0 comments
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