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Leave University with Years of Relevant Experience: Do 3+ Co-op Work Terms

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

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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 762 reads | 0 comments
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Good Manners? Who Cares?

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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 479 reads | 0 comments
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Why is Risk Relevant?

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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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A Penny in a Sea of Sheldons: My Co-op at TRIUMF

Career Exploration

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 1826 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 1724 reads | 0 comments
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Choosing a Start-Up Over a Large Corporation

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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 843 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 1214 reads | 0 comments
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Loving the Non-Profit Life

Workplace Success

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 859 reads | 0 comments
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The Adventures of a Rookie Accountant

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

By: Enoch Cheung 767 reads | 0 comments
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Working for Purpose, Not for Profit

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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 1080 reads | 0 comments
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Insights Into Working with a Global Tech Firm

Co-op Reflections

The tech sector is one of the world's fastest growing industries, making it the perfect place to launch a career. But where does that leave students with non-technical backgrounds? Following a coveted internship with SAP, Beedie student, Kevin Ng, shares his experience of working with a global tech firm. 

By: Kevin Ng 776 reads | 0 comments
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Why Co-op Makes a Difference: Instead of Chasing, I’m Being Chased

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Have you ever wondered if extending gradutation to take part in co-op is really worth it? Find out by checking out Mark's final co-op reflection as he looks back on four co-op terms. 

By: Mark Trendell-Jensen 1943 reads | 0 comments
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Find your Voice: Insights into Designing your Co-op

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Every experience provides the opportunity to go above and beyond. Here, Beedie Business student Jared Chiu shares how he seized the opportunity to grow his role, and how you can too. 

By: Jared Chiu 1037 reads | 0 comments
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More Than Just Marketing: Pursuing my Passion at Telus

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Don’t limit yourself and be active in asking to take on projects beyond the job description. Some insights from Christy’s co-op at TELUS.

By: Christy Liu 1385 reads | 0 comments
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Your Co-op Journey Starts at the End of Your Comfort Zone

Career Exploration

An incredible co-op term with Goldcorp taught Joselyn Hernandez to be open minded when  searching for co-op opportunities. You never know which organization, industry or position you might end up liking until you try. 

By: Joselyn Hernandez 2217 reads | 0 comments
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Postcards from Hong Kong: Culture and Commerce

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Derek Woo traveled to Hong Kong for co-op with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. To keep in touch, he sent postcards home, sharing each leg of his journey as he traversed one of the world's most bustling cities. 

 

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Step by Step: Building Job Experience as an International Student

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It isn’t always easy to get your first local job as an international student. However, there may be some short-cuts that you didn’t know about. Siyu Liu, a fourth year business student, has  advice for fellow international students on how to build local work experience

By: Siyu Liu 1807 reads | 0 comments
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When Once Wasn’t Enough

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If you are about to start applying for co-ops or trying to decide if another co-op term at the same organization is right for you, read about my experience of how a surprising situation can lead to a positive experience.

By: Kaylie Wong 1911 reads | 0 comments
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Grow Beyond Your Job

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If you want to extract every opportunity from your co-op term, take these proactive steps to grow professionally beyond your job title. 

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Welcome Sessions, Onboarding, and the Handling of Snacks

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Linh shares her experience working in the HR department of a biotech firm.

By: Linh Nguyen 1990 reads | 0 comments
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From West to East: Why Students Must Push Their Boundaries

Working Students

When opportunities in Vancouver were slim, I took the chance of embracing an experience on the other side of Canada, and in the process gained experience, networks, and memories that defined my final summer of university.

By: Mark Trendell-Jensen 1425 reads | 0 comments
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My Experience with Introversion and Impostor Syndrome

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Keep on reading below to learn how I succeeded in my co-op term as an introvert and overcame my impostor syndrome.

By: Sarah Saghah 2819 reads | 0 comments
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Working for a Start-Up

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See how I faced my fears and worked for a company I never would have imagined working for.

By: Claudia Mathieu 2035 reads | 0 comments
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Redefining the Modern Internship: Where Work and Sport Intersect

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My first Co-op was an invaluable experience as I dabbled in the world of social media marketing, blog writing, events management and much more!

By: Ashleen Bandesha 4903 reads | 0 comments
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Discovering Myself on The Way to My Dream Job

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Do you find yourself worrying about not knowing what kind of co-op jobs you should look for? Maybe you know what you want, but you were unable to get a position at your dream company? That’s okay. Take advantage of the opportunities that present themselves and know that there is something greater ahead! 

By: Sithumini Ranamukhaarachchi 1861 reads | 0 comments
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The First 100 Days of Co-op

First Weeks on the Job

Congratulations! You got the job offer, but now what? The first 100 days of a new job are critical for your future success --  whether that means leading a project or simply showing your team that you are an eager learner. This blog will show you how to make the most of your first 100 days on the job. 

By: Susan Nguyen 11599 reads | 0 comments
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Finding Delight at Deloitte

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Endless mountains of food? Check. Colleagues to play Pokemon Go with? Check. A pile of daunting audit work to get through? Check. Was it worth it? 

By: Wee Nie Tham 3778 reads | 0 comments
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Working at BC Housing as a Co-op Student

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Ever wonder what it’s like to work for a crown corporation? Read on to see what it has been like for 4th year Business student, Kathy Lee, who is completing an 8-month co-op term as an Engagement Assistant with BC Housing.

By: Kathy Lee 14424 reads | 0 comments
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How Asking Good Questions Can Advance Your Career

Professional Development

As a co-op student with little experience, it sometimes seems like all you are doing is asking questions. That is why it is important to make sure you are asking good questions. What are good questions? They are evidence of your thought process, ability to think outside of the box, and knack for problem solving. Read this article to learn more about what makes a question good, and how to make questions your competitive advantage.

By: Nathan Boey 4166 reads | 0 comments
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