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Tax Season at Canada Revenue Agency

federal government

“Professionalism, Cooperation, Respect, and Integrity are not only instilled in the organization, but in myself as well." Read on to find out more about what Paul learned about during his eight months at the Canada Revenue Agency. 

By: Paul Moussalli 2352 reads | 0 comments
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Building Your Wings: Jeannette's Unforgettable Bolivian Experience

Co-op

Jeannette Friesen went to Bolvia with the Students for Development program, where she worked with the Solidarity and Free Trade Movement. While there she learned about the importance of culture and came home more motivated then ever to pursue her goals in international relations.

By: Kiran Dhanoa 6087 reads | 0 comments
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Sean's International Experience in Bolivia

SFU International

SFU's International Co-op department interviewed Sean Sager fresh from his three-month term in Bolvia, where he worked with Students for Development as a Development Intern,  promoting and teaching the fundamentals of community economic development to local community leaders in Bolivia.

By: Kiran Dhanoa 4721 reads | 0 comments
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Fostering Families at Capstone Youth

Co-op Reflections

Lesley shares how she worked with youth and families at Capstone Youth and Family Services, and how she developed various skills and saw that she was able to encourage positive development with the people she worked with as a result.

By: Lesley Richards 1914 reads | 0 comments
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Sparking Change Across the Province

Arts and Social Sciences

I spent my summer traveling across the province, and getting paid to do it; that’s a pretty golden opportunity, if you ask me! Read on to discover how Krisandra made a difference during her co-op by bringing awareness to a free recycling option in BC.

By: Krisandra Reid 1762 reads | 0 comments
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Job Search Tips & Tricks

Job search

Victoria, student advisor for the Arts co-op program, shares her top four tips to help you become a more competitive candidate for today’s job search as a co-op student.

By: Victoria Cottell 1608 reads | 0 comments
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Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)

Arts and Social Sciences

This January I started my second co-op worterm as an Informational Management Specialist Assistant with the RCMP.

By: Mihai Beschea 3044 reads | 0 comments
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Toren Barnes: Real Property Branch of Public Works and Government Services Canada

Co-op Reflections

Innovation and government might not be two words that one usually expects to find in the same sentence.

By: Toren Barnes 2144 reads | 0 comments
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My Eye-Opening Experience

Indigenous Co-op

Even before the first month of my one year co-op contract with Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) was over, I knew that my co-op experience was going to be different from what I had ever suspected I was getting myself into.

By: Gregory O’Brien 4214 reads | 0 comments
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Government Workers, They’re Just Like Us: Joining the team at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Co-op Reflections

My expectations going into my first co-op term with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) were high and, thankfully, the experience has been more than I could have asked for.

By: Alison Tan 1924 reads | 0 comments
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Road Trips with Treaty 8: Part 1 - A Beginning

Co-operative Education

Marilyn Brennan shares her experiences and adventures while working on a Co-op term for Treaty and Aboriginal Rights Research Department (TARR) at Fort St. John. In Part 1 - A Beginning, Marilyn reflects the challenges arriving in a new city to begin her Co-op term.

By: Marilyn Brennan 5096 reads | 0 comments
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Road Trips with Treaty 8: Part 2 - Adventures

Co-op Reflections

Marilyn Brennan shares her experiences and adventures while working on a Co-op term for Treaty and Aboriginal Rights Research Department (TARR) at Fort St. John. In Part 2 - Adventures, Marilyn shares with us her first work-related road trip to Doig River First Nation.

By: Marilyn Brennan 3315 reads | 0 comments
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Road Trips with Treaty 8: Part 3 - Work Excitement

Co-op

Marilyn Brennan shares her experiences and adventures while working on a Co-op term for Treaty and Aboriginal Rights Research Department (TARR) at Fort St. John. In Part 3 - Work Excitement, Marilyn plans the Aboriginal Day Celebrations and gets firsthand experience dealing with goverment policy.

By: Marilyn Brennan 3781 reads | 0 comments
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Road Trips with Treaty 8: Part 4 - Prince George or Bust

Series

Marilyn Brennan shares her experiences and adventures while working on a Co-op term for Treaty and Aboriginal Rights Research Department (TARR) at Fort St. John. In Part 4 - Marilyn reflects on her many unique cross-Canada travelling experiences during her Co-op work term.

By: Marilyn Brennan 4408 reads | 0 comments
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Working For the Feds: An Interview with CIDA’s Executive Vice President, David Moloney

Government Jobs

David Moloney, SFU’s Champion from the Federal Government, has described himself as someone who “…can’t decide what he wants to do when he grows up.” In this post, David provides insight into what governments are looking for when they hire. 

By: Emily Ross 1586 reads | 0 comments
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Flying the Coop: A Change of Pace in Ottawa

Ottawa

Through Arts Co-op, I landed a position which has helped me bridge the gap between education and the workforce, and has also provided me with valuable experience working in the Canadian public service.

By: Ryan Kitching 1665 reads | 0 comments
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Treaty Negotiations with INAC

INAC

If you’d asked me back when I first joined the Co-op program, I wouldn’t have predicted that I’d be working for Indigenous and North Affairs Canada (INAC).

By: Ryan Schmidt 1931 reads | 0 comments
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Alumni Success Story: Heather Mosher

Co-operative Education

SFU alumnus Heather Mosher is applying her SFU Mathematics degree to her career as a teacher.

By: coopcom 24106 reads | 0 comments
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English Alumnus Finds Work in Social Development through SFU Co-op

Co-op
Nicole Skuce, Arts and Social Sciences Co-op alumnus, was able to use her networking skills to turn one of her Co-op work terms into a career. Read on to discover how she effectively used her time at SFU as a stepping stone to her current position.
By: coopcom 4507 reads | 0 comments
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The “SURVIVIAL” Guide to CBSA

Co-op Reflections

CBSA is a government agency by the name of Canada Border Services Agency or in français, Agence des  services frontaliers du Canada. We are the so-called “Customs and Immigration people” or any other derogatory term to your preference. At the border, we are those people who ask you questions such as “where did you go” and “why did you go there”.

By: Penny Chau 24065 reads | 0 comments
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The Co-op Connection Helps Retention

Co-operative Education

Did you know that one out of every four students will not return after their first year of university? What can we do to increase the retention of high risk students?

By: Heather Gerrits 1142 reads | 0 comments
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