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Four Leadership Lessons That Are Critical to Your Co-op Success

Top Tip Lists

Follow Gabriel on a journey of self-reflection as he shares with us some of the lessons he's learnt while on a Co-op term at Tranction on Demand.

By: Gabriel Lim 109 reads | 0 comments
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Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting my Marketing Communication Co-op

Communication, Art and Technology

In this article, James details a few things he wishes he knew when he was starting out in his Marketing Communication Co-op placement. Read more to find out what James' top tips for rocking a co-op as a first-timer are. 

By: James Conn 291 reads | 0 comments
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How to Make the Most of a Remote Internship

Co-operative Education

Tiffany was pretty sure her out-of-town co-op term with IBM was going to mean she would move to Toronto. But then the pandemic changed everything and Tiffany saw her design internship being turned into a remote experience. While her work term didn't end up being what she had expected, her time at IBM has been incredibly rewarding. Read on to learn more about how she made the most of her remote internship.

By: Tiffany Chan 421 reads | 0 comments
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Looking for the Silver Linings While Working During the Pandemic

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Being able to keep an optimistic outlook and was the key skill Sandy discovered that would help her weather the changes the pandemic brought earlier this year. As a research assistant promoting physical activity and social connectedness among seniors in BC, she had to figure out how to switch tracks quickly and easily without loosing sight of her team's objectives. Read on to learn how she found the silver linings to her new remote working situation. 

By: Sandy Lau 98 reads | 0 comments
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Finding Your Fit Among Thousands in an Organization

Management Information Systems (MIS)

Working for a large, well-known organization can be both exciting and intimidating. It can raise questions about how you can stand out and forge a unique path, while fitting into the work culture. Jenny shares her top three insights during her work term at RBC as a Business Analyst on their Strategic Initiatives and Change Management.

By: Jenny Lian 110 reads | 0 comments
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Lessons from My First Work Term in the Civil Service… During a Global Pandemic

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Thinking about working remotely for your next co-op term? Maja Lampa, a Political Science student, describes her experience adapting to remote work during her first season with the Federal Government and how she found meaningful work in uncertain times. 

By: Maja Kristine Lampa 146 reads | 0 comments
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Alumni Spotlight: Oscar Wong

Co-operative Education

After applying to 50 jobs and going out to 12 interviews, Oscar Wong wasn’t sure he was going to land his first Co-op. Finally, on the last day of the semester, Oscar was hired at a health tech start-up for a digital marketing role and he has never looked back. Now, as a Communication alumnus working as an Internal Communications and Design Specialist at Electronic Arts, Oscar is happy to share more on how he navigated from Co-op to career. 

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4 Things No One Will Tell You in a Co-op Term

Communication

Co-op is a great learning space for young adults to navigate how to transition from student to work life. After successfully completing a year of co-op education, and with a job lined up after graduation, here is what Katheryna has learned that she will gladly carry over to her professional career.

By: Katheryna Khong 1054 reads | 0 comments
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An Interview with Taylor Gillis, a Varsity Co-op Alumna

Co-operative Education

It's no easy feat being able to stand out from the crowd when job-seeking after graduating. For Taylor, her unique SFU background comes from her combined SFU Athlete and Co-op work experience. Read on to learn more about why she recommends fellow athletes to join the Co-op program.

By: Seerit Hara 163 reads | 0 comments
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WildBrain Co-op Award Kick-Starts 30 SFU Student Careers

Company/Organization Spotlight

Naomi Chao never thought it would be possible to intern at tech giants Microsoft, Adobe and SAP before she even graduated. It was the WildBrain (formerly DHX Media) Co-op Award that made this possible. Read more to learn about how this award is changing Co-op students' lives.

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(Baby) Stepping Into the Real World: How to Implement Overused Clichés into Your Plan to Kill it on a Work Term

Communication

"Okay, so you land a Co-op position after sending out what feels like millions of resumes and sweating through multiple carefully curated interview outfits. The hard part is over! Or is it?" Read Emily's piece on how accurate clichés can be, and how to use them to your advantage when entering the workforce.

By: Emily Prosperi-Porta 849 reads | 0 comments
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Experiencing SFU Beyond the Classroom

Co-operative Education

Classes only make up half of the university experience; the rest is what you make of it.” Join Emily as she depicts her experience outside of the classroom with co-op, study abroad, and semester in dialogue.

By: Emily Sweeney 2016 reads | 0 comments
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A Guide to Becoming Successful in the Accounting Field

Business

A year ago, Yuchen was a full-time student without any work experience. After a long time, she landed my first Co-op position. Here are Yuchen's 5 tips for transitioning from being a student to working in the field as an accountant.

By: Yuchen Ni 1017 reads | 0 comments
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What is It Like to Work at Your Own School?

Co-op Reflections

A lot of Oliver's friends and classmates would talk about wanting to travel away and work in new and novel places. Oliver didn't feel the same way. In this blog post, he shares his reasoning for staying at SFU and why he always wanted to work where he studied.

By: Oliver Taw 744 reads | 0 comments
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Breaking Through Preconceived Assumptions

Co-op Reflections

Deciding which Co-op opportunity to select can be challenging when there’s so many possibilities with different industries. Christina shares what it's like to work in an unexpecting industry and how she learned to pick up new experiences while learning on the job and integrating herself within the workplace.  

By: Christina Lei 1089 reads | 0 comments
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Practicing Resilience during the Pandemic

Co-op Reflections

Sarah, the only design and marketing coordinator at her workplace, found herself in a tough spot when she had to shift to working from home. Here's what she learned on her journey to becoming resilient and adaptable while transitioning. 

By: Sarah Kim 611 reads | 0 comments
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What to Expect while Seeking your First Co-op: An Interview with 3 Co-op Students

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Saraan interviews Co-op students, So Hyun Park, Roop Gill, and Haoyang Zhang about what it was like applying and seeking for their first co-op work term. They share the challenges they faced during their seeking semesters and their advice for other fellow students who are pursuing their first co-ops. 

By: Saraan Jiwani 721 reads | 0 comments
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The Art of Managing Multiple Roles in One Co-op Term

Communication, Art and Technology

The field of communications is very broad, and as a result, you may be asked to manage multiple roles in your Co-op position. In this article Abhinav will take you through the lessons he has learned and his greatest tips for managing a multifaceted position.

By: Abhinav Menon 635 reads | 0 comments
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Adapting in Times of Uncertainty – The Secret to Controlling the Things We Can’t Control

Co-op Reflections

Holly thought she knew what was in store for her as she started her second semester work term with the First Nations Health Authority. What she wasn't quite expecting was the abrupt shift to remote working halfway through. Check out Holly's secret tip she discovered about controlling unsteady circumstances. 

By: Holly Kang 405 reads | 0 comments
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A Day in My Life Working from Home

Working Remotely

Yin Teng Ho shares what a typical day in the life looks like as a coop student working in the Information Technical Solutions department at home. She gives a brief overview of what her day looks like now since starting remote working, some of the challenges she personally faced, and how she is dealing with them.

By: Yin Teng Ho 1494 reads | 0 comments
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"Why would ever you choose to work in India?”

Communique

Despite the warnings and worries of her friends and family, Serena set off on an adventure, accepting a co-op position on the other side of the world, in India, and she has no regrets. Sometimes in order to grow we need to challenge ourselves, and Serena did just that.

By: Serena Bonneville 748 reads | 0 comments
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From Dishwashing to Project Management – Why I Did Five Co-op Work Terms

Co-operative Education

In his first job, Graham worked as a dishwasher. Now, he just completed his fifth co-op work term as a Project Coordinator for Translation at SAP. Graham describes what his co-op journey has been and what he's learned along the way.

By: Graham Morrison 656 reads | 0 comments
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Tips on Surviving Your Co-op Work Term

Business

Embarking on 8 month work term with Fraser Health, Karman came across valuable life lessons from working as a HR Representative. Read on to learn more about what you should keep in mind when settling into your new workplace environment.

By: Karman Badesha 336 reads | 0 comments
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Working in the Corporate World as an International student

Co-operative Education

Still not sure if co-op is for you? Chetachi explains why co-op was such a valuable experience for her and what it was like to work in the corporate world during her Economics co-op work term.

By: Chetachi Ekezie 642 reads | 0 comments
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Museums and Archives at the Grassroots: My Summer as a Collections Assistant at the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre

Co-operative Education

Ever wondered what’s on the other side of a museum? Take a “behind the scenes” look at working in collections and archives through Rita's co-op reflection. She discusses how the field is being transformed through engaging directly with local histories, and what it means for an institution to be run by a community that seeks to tell its own story. 

By: Rita Rahmati 437 reads | 0 comments
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Making The Best Out Of Your Work-From-Home Experience

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Going into a co-op term, every co-op student aims to utilize this opportunity to learn and gain real work experience. However, amid the coronavirus pandemic, many businesses’ working schedules have been affected. As a result, co-op students are challenged with the transition to working from home which affects both productivity and personal well-being and consequently the overall work experience. Linh Tran, a business co-op student, shares her experience on how to overcome this challenge.

By: Linh Tran 736 reads | 0 comments
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How I Survived Working from Home

Co-op Reflections

Do you dread the thought of working from home or feel like sitting at your computer all day has left you with no energy for anything else? Oderah shares how she learned to survive when her home suddenly became her workplace.

By: Oderah Rhodes 362 reads | 0 comments
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My Summer at Technical Safety BC

Co-operative Education

Zahid shares what it takes to work for an government-adjacent organization and how his academic experience as a Masters of Public Policy student helped him out last summer during his graduate co-op work term.

By: Zahid Dossa 622 reads | 0 comments
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From Advising in Person to Advising at Home – My First Co-op Work Term

Business

JenJen was not quite expecting to be advising fellow SFU students as a Student Academic Advisor from the comfort of her home as her very first co-op experience. Read on to learn more on how she found her stride in getting used to a new work environment as a new co-op student in unusual circumstances.

By: JenJen Chen 457 reads | 0 comments
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Taking on the Fashion Industry as a Co-op Student

Communique

Movies like “The Devil Wears Prada” make the fashion industry seem extremely cool and unreachable for the everyday student to work in, but positions are out there for students to grab up. In this article Haoyang will take us through her experience working in the fashion industry and give her biggest takeaways from working with a high fashion, conceptual brand, Leisure Centre.

By: Haoyang Zhang 1265 reads | 0 comments
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