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Building Relationships: 5 Tips for Networking within the Federal Government

International Studies

Interested in a career with the federal government? Kate McMurchy shares tips on building new connections and making the most of your co-op. 

By: Kate MacMurchy 675 reads | 0 comments
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Leave University with Years of Relevant Experience: Do 3+ Co-op Work Terms

Professional Development

Getting a great job without experience can be tough. Business Co-op Program Manager, Tanya Behrisch explains how to graduate with not just work experience but more than a year of relevant experience, all while completing your degree. 

By: Tanya Behrisch 150 reads | 0 comments
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Five Resources to Access when Seeking Your Co-op Job

Communique

Searching for and adapting to your first co-op work term can be tough and quite unexpected. Jordan reveals five tested practices for boosting your resume and building confidence. 

By: Jordan Sukkau 148 reads | 0 comments
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As a Senior Co-op Student, What Do I Get for My $800 Tuition?

Business

Thinking about joining the co-op program but hesitant at the idea of having to pay tuition?!? Tanya Behrisch explains the costs and benefits of co-op and the advantages of investing in career development while you are a student. 

By: Tanya Behrisch 763 reads | 0 comments
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The Government of Canada: The Digital World of Information Management – PART II

Arts and Social Sciences

In the last part of this two part series, criminology student Julia Apeles shares her experience working as an Information Managment Specialist with the federal government. 

By: Julia Apeles 278 reads | 0 comments
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Three Lessons from Twenty-Four Months on the Job

Co-op Reflections

"I’d be hard pressed to say I have my life figured out – I really don’t."  Ryan shares what his Co-op journey has taught him and some tips for anyone who is currently doing Co-op.

By: Ryan Lee 1478 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op in Clinical Research: Tips for Succeeding in the Workplace

B.C. Children's Hospital

Fahimeh Karimi talks about her research co-op with the BC Children's Hospital.

By: Fahimeh Karimi 188 reads | 0 comments
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Good Manners? Who Cares?

Co-operative Education

Do manners even matter? We think so! Business Co-op Program Manager, Tanya Behrisch shares why manners still count and are the finishing touch for young professionals starting out their careers. 

By: Tanya Behrisch 480 reads | 0 comments
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Why is Risk Relevant?

Beedie Business Co-op

A willingness to take risks is often what separates the successful from the very successful. But why is risk so relevant and how can you build up your tolerance for making the bold decisions that will lead to better careers? SFU's Business Co-op Manager, Tanya Behrisch shares why the ability to take risks matters. 

By: Tanya Behrisch 556 reads | 0 comments
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One Major and Endless Possibilities: The Wisdom I learned From My First Co-op

Co-operative Education

Thinking of changing your career path?  Saniya explains why it's normal for your career path to not be linear and redefines what it will look like for most of us.

By: Saniya Jakupova 1302 reads | 0 comments
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What Does It Mean to Program Engagement?

Co-operative Education

FASS Student, Shina discusses her experiences leading a team on her Co-op experience and how she found success at her role!

By: Shina Kaur 944 reads | 0 comments
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How to Save Money While in Co-op

Co-op

"Sounds silly at first, but have you ever received a paycheque on the 15th and by the 20th you have no idea where it went? Here are a few ways to tackle sneaky spending..."

By: Ashley Schultheiss 1143 reads | 0 comments
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The Government of Canada: The Importance of Information Management – PART I

Arts and Social Sciences

What happens when a Criminology student meets the administration. Learn more about Julia’s experience in the world of Information Management as it transitions away from paperwork and towards technology. 

By: Julia Apeles 625 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op Experience as an Introvert

Workplace Success

Have a difficult time talking to people in the workplace? Are you worried about your upcoming Co-op experience? Jeffrey has some tips for you that will help you find success at your workplace!

By: Jeffrey Au 951 reads | 0 comments
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The 201st Application

Co-operative Education

Are you in your seeking semester for Co-op? Buckle up! Ashlin shares how things can get tough in the process and how persistence is key for success.   

By: Ashlin Roche 1373 reads | 0 comments
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“What Do You Study in Communication?”

Co-operative Education

What exactly is the study of communications?  What are the career paths can it can lead to?  Amy attempts to answer these surprisingly common questions (even among communications students!) through Co-op.

By: Amy Chui 1149 reads | 0 comments
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4 Reasons Why You Should Work for a Non-Profit

Communique

Want your career to make a meaningful impact on your community and the world, but don't know how?  Davina shares how working in the non-profit sector may just be the solution.

By: Davina Gounden 4229 reads | 0 comments
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Getting Started in a Startup: My Co-op at Coral Health

Communication, Art and Technology

‘How do I market something that I don’t fully understand?’ - Claire Patterson talks about her marketing co-op experience at Coral Health.

By: Claire Patterson 1851 reads | 0 comments
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Boy Meets World: Tripping and Falling into the Tech Industry

Communication, Art and Technology

Deciding whether to do Co-op or not?  Braedon shares his experience with Co-op and how it can give you a competitive edge.

By: Braedon Lim 2482 reads | 0 comments
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The Pre-Interview Pep-Talk You Never Knew You Needed

anxiety

Ivy Choi gives some insightful and practical tips on dealing with those nasty pre-interview jitters.

By: Ivy Choi 789 reads | 0 comments
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Organize Yourself: Tips on Managing Your Work

Co-operative Education

Sharon gives useful and practical tips on how to manage your time and work!

By: Sharon Chen 876 reads | 0 comments
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A Penny in a Sea of Sheldons: My Co-op at TRIUMF

Business

You see a job posting, you read the description, you become interested. You apply for the job, you get interviewed, then you get hired. Now what? Anh Vu, shares how she learned the ropes at TRIUMF. 

By: Thuy Anh (Anne) Vu 1827 reads | 0 comments
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How I Discovered a New Career Path at TELUS

Co-op

Teodora Mircea's co-op experience offered much more than just work experience. Her co-op with Telus allowed her to create a new career path and learn that there's more to being a Business Analyst  than analyzing data and creating spreadsheets.

By: Teodora Mircea 1725 reads | 0 comments
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Choosing a Start-Up Over a Large Corporation

Career Exploration

Are you uncertain whether to pursue a co-op at a large corporation or a small company? Sharon Huang shares why she chose to launch her career at a start-up. 

By: Sharon Huang 844 reads | 0 comments
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A Co-op Story

Co-op

The future can seem pretty uncertain when you are an undergraduate. How do you make the leap from university student to employed professional?  Read how co-op allowed four students to create some big things while gaining real-world experience and having a bit of fun along the way. 

By: Jennifer Wibisono 6337 reads | 0 comments
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Adams Insurance Group: What it Means to Become an Autoplan Agent

Adam's Insurance Group

Working as an autoplan agent involves excellent administrative and interpersonal skills to ensure the best possible coverage for clients. In this article, Amy Deng describes her co-op experience as an autoplan agent with Adams Insurance Group. 

By: Amy Deng 1347 reads | 0 comments
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Five Easy Hacks to Excel at your Co-op!

digital marketing

When it comes to an experience of a lifetime like an internship, the one question we ask ourselves over and over again is “how do I make the most out of this experience?” In this blog, I would like to share with you five game-changing strategies that you can start implementing at work!

By: Pat Chaisang 1218 reads | 0 comments
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Loving the Non-Profit Life

Co-op

Working at non-profit organizations may have a less-than-desirable reputation among students, especially regarding pay and prestige; and while it may not look as glamorous as working in a big corporate firm, it has a few unique perks to help you gain valuable experience. 

By: Mikaela Nuval 861 reads | 0 comments
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Growing Your Skills by the Hour: Working in a Fast-paced Start-up

Career Exploration

"As I am writing this, I am only halfway through my eight-month software development co-op at Clio, but I already can confidently say that these four months might be the most valuable part of my time at SFU so far."

By: Matvei Rudenko 898 reads | 0 comments
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The Adventures of a Rookie Accountant

Co-op Reflections

Scroll down to read about my co-op experience at an accounting firm.

By: Enoch Cheung 768 reads | 0 comments
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