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Why Co-op?

Personal 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 5817 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

Personal Development

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 6155 reads | 0 comments
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Small Town Co-op Experience

Personal Development

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 6433 reads | 0 comments
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Communication Portfolios

Portfolios

Hear what this co-op student had to say about the Communication Co-op's annual "Get the Edge" event.  This years focus was all about portfolios!  Read on to see what communication professionals have to say about the importance of having a portfolio and creating a personal brand.

By: Caitlin Dawson 13463 reads | 0 comments
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Surviving Your First Co-op

Co-op Reflections

Some of our co-op experiences will prove more challenging than others.  Facing challenges and overcoming difficulties is all part of learning, read some helpful tips from this co-op student who faced it all.

By: Megan Heesterman 7725 reads | 0 comments
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Being a Space Man is Something I Have to Do

Co-op Reflections

Fear, anxiety, intimidation, excitement and doubt.  This is exactly how most student feel when they secure their first work term!  Starting a new job is hard even at the best of times, but learning how to cope and make friends makes things a lot easier.  Stay friendly, smile and read on for more.

By: Stephanie Ngo 5606 reads | 0 comments
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Conquering my fears of the Adobe Creative Suite

Personal Development

Finding it hard to find a co-op job that doesn't require any web or design skills?  Read on if you're interested in learning how this co-op student conquered her fears and learned how to make the most of her work term using the design skills she learned in just a few short weeks! 

By: Kaylee Leitch 5664 reads | 0 comments
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Making the Most of Your Work Term

Working Students

Make the most of your co-op workterm by reaching out to co-workers and fellow co-op students.  Learn the best ways to connect with the people you work with and maybe make some new friends in the process.  You never know who is going to be a useful contact in the future!

By: Rosie Sidle 11233 reads | 0 comments
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Breaking the Boundaries of Communication

Professional Development

Dreams of becoming a magazine editor turned upside down after a workterm at St. Paul's Hospital.  See how this co-op student used her background in communication to link the fields of science and medicine, as she worked alongside some of the greatest minds of our time.

By: Chloe Scott 10603 reads | 0 comments
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Using LinkedIn to Optimize your Online Profile

Social Media

Let's face it, it's not uncommon nowadays to Google or Facebook search someone the second after you meet them.  Why not show employers all you have to offer through your LinkedIn profile using these four easy steps!

By: Kristine Hur 7789 reads | 0 comments
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Blogging: A Gateway to your Dream Job

Opportunities

Want to add to your portfolio but don't know where to start?  Why not try starting your own blog?  See how this recent Communication graduate landed his dream job while writing about his favourite sports team, the Canucks!  

By: Larissa Hildebrandt 6415 reads | 0 comments
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Rising Above the Crowds of Communication Students

Communication, Art and Technology

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 5341 reads | 0 comments
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Don’t Panic: Tips from Industry for Graduating Students

internship

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 6765 reads | 0 comments
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Top Three Tips from “Talk the Walk”

Communique

“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.

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What does it take to win the Student Communicator of the Year Award?

Opportunities

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 5964 reads | 0 comments
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Write for Communiqué!

Communique

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!

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Website & Writing Experience as a Communication Student

Communique

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 6403 reads | 0 comments
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Meet the Faculty: Stuart Poyntz

SFU Staff Spotlight

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 2754 reads | 0 comments
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Shining Bright With BC Hydro

BC Hydro

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 4349 reads | 0 comments
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