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Why is Risk Relevant?

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A willingness to take risks is often what seperates 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 Manaager, Tanya Behrisch shares why the ability to take risks matters. 

By: Tanya Behrisch 184 reads | 0 comments
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One Major and Endless Possibilities: The Wisdom I learned From My First Co-op

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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 357 reads | 0 comments
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What Does It Mean to Program Engagement?

Co-op Reflections

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 473 reads | 0 comments
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How to Save Money While in Co-op

Communique

"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 739 reads | 0 comments
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The Government of Canada: The Importance of Information Management – PART I

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What happens when a Criminology student meets the administrative side of a policing agency? Learn more about Julia’s experience in the world of Information Management as it transitions away from its traditional paperwork and moves forward with technology. 

By: Julia Apeles 351 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op Experience as an Introvert

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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 407 reads | 0 comments
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The 201st Application

Communique

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 1082 reads | 0 comments
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“What Do You Study in Communication?”

Communication, Art and Technology

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 839 reads | 0 comments
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4 Reasons Why You Should Work for a Non-Profit

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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 3752 reads | 0 comments
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Getting Started in a Startup: My Co-op at Coral Health

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‘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 1354 reads | 0 comments
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Boy Meets World: Tripping and Falling into the Tech Industry

Co-operative Education

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 2090 reads | 0 comments
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The Pre-Interview Pep-Talk You Never Knew You Needed

Co-op Reflections

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

By: Ivy Choi 452 reads | 0 comments
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A Penny in a Sea of Sheldons: My Co-op at TRIUMF

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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 1530 reads | 0 comments
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How I Discovered a New Career Path at TELUS

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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 1409 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 629 reads | 0 comments
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A Co-op Story

Co-operative Education

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 2761 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 1089 reads | 0 comments
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Five Easy Hacks to Excel at your Co-op!

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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 837 reads | 0 comments
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Loving the Non-Profit Life

Not-for-profit

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 649 reads | 0 comments
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Growing Your Skills by the Hour: Working in a Fast-paced Start-up

Co-op Reflections

"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 661 reads | 0 comments
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The Adventures of a Rookie Accountant

Career Exploration

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

By: Enoch Cheung 480 reads | 0 comments
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Familiar, Yet Not So Familiar

Co-op

International Co-ops aren't the only way to submerge yourself in a culture.  Gurleen shares her co-op experience through which she gained a new perspective of her culture right here in Vancouver.  

By: Gurleen Dhessi 1581 reads | 0 comments
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Learning by Doing: How Co-op puts Theory into Practice

Mechatronic Systems Engineering [SRY]

Puneet Sran shares her experience from her most recent co-op with Verathon: "As someone who never imagined being an engineer, I have been extremely fortunate to work in such a technical field, among highly intelligent individuals". 

By: Puneet Sran 1395 reads | 0 comments
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How to be a Newbie: Pro Tips for Non-Pros

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Co-op is a learning experience. Learning experiences aren’t about the “Aha!” moments. They’re about how you get there – and carry yourself through awkward growing pains... 
By: Tyler Miller 1789 reads | 0 comments
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New Opportunities in a Changing Canada

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A co-op semester at Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC) allowed International Studies student, William Reid, to learn more about Canada's relationship with Indigenous people. Read more, here. 

By: William Reid 720 reads | 0 comments
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Four Non-CMNS Courses That Have Contributed to My Co-op Success

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Think WQB requirements aren't relevant to your field of study? Think again! Kar Hing shares four non-communications courses that helped her succeed on her Co-op work term.

By: Kar Hing Ng 1253 reads | 0 comments
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Working in an English-Speaking Environment

Co-op

In today's global labour market, the ability to converse in a second language is an increasingly useful skill. Here, Jessica Tse shares some tips she learned as an international student from Hong Kong working in an English speaking environment. 

By: Jessica Tse 1024 reads | 0 comments
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Working for Purpose, Not for Profit

Co-op Reflections

Applying for his first co-op placement, Business student, Jeffery Choi wanted a job that would be exciting and challenging, but more than anything, fulfilling. Looking for work with purpose, Jeff spent his first co-op as a Campaign Associate for the United Way of the Lower Mainland.  

By: Jeffery Choi 765 reads | 0 comments
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Thinking Outside the Box: How Volunteering Translates to Work Skills

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Criminology student, Rachel Tong shares how her volunteer experience helped her develop the marketing and community engagement skills neccesary for a co-op position with Parent Support Services of BC

By: Rachel Tong 930 reads | 0 comments
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I Spent Too Long Deliberating Co-op: Why You Should Hit That Apply Button

Communication

To Co-op or not? Sasha shares her story of how rewarding it can be to break out of the stereotypical career path and going out of your comfort zone.

By: Sasha Zalyvadna 1787 reads | 0 comments
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