Beedie School of Business Co-op Blog

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Discovering my career path in Investment Management

Co-operative Education

My university experience has been a roller coaster to say the least. From moving to a brand-new city without knowing anyone to embarking on multiple co-ops in finance related roles, I discovered who I wanted to become and the path I needed to take to get there.

By: Chris Moric 735 reads | 0 comments
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Banking is not Boring!

Co-op Reflections

When Taylor Nguyen imagined working at a large bank, she pictured cubicles, formal attire, and stacks of documents. What she found instead were opportunities to learn and create in a fun and collaboratve environment. 

By: Taylor Nguyen 1144 reads | 0 comments
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Small Fish in Big Pond: Working for PepsiCo

Co-op

Fahad Faruque discusses highlights from his co-op semester in quality assurance at PepsiCo. 

By: Fahad Faruque 1153 reads | 0 comments
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The Art of Giving (and Receiving) Feedback

Business

Beedie Business student, Christopher Pun shares what he's learned about the art of giving and receiving feedback in the workplace. 

By: Christopher Pun 1269 reads | 0 comments
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A Startup Journey: Addressing Water Scarcity through Tech

Business

From concept to implementation, launching a start-up can be both exhilarating and demanding. Mechatronic System Engineering students, Hitesh and Devpreet share their start-up journey with Venture Connections and TechE@SFU. 

By: Hitesh Advani & Devpreet Bhullar 1286 reads | 0 comments
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Leave University with Years of Relevant Experience: Do 3+ Co-op Work Terms

Beedie Business Co-op

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 1141 reads | 0 comments
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As a Senior Co-op Student, What Do I Get for My $800 Tuition?

Co-op Reflections

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 1798 reads | 0 comments
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The Co-op Balancing Act

Co-op Reflections

Hazel Cheung discusses the importance of creating work-life balance and an awesome office culture while on co-op with the RCMP. 

 

By: Hazel Cheung 1090 reads | 0 comments
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Picking a Community Over a 'Workplace'

Co-op

Shonnah talks about her co-op experience with MTU Maintenance 

By: Shonnah Hoy 935 reads | 0 comments
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Why Your Workplace Environment Matters

Co-op Reflections

There are many things to consider when deciding on your co-op, here are some tips to ensure you have the best co-op experience!

By: Samantha Manalac 984 reads | 0 comments
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Why a Co-op Position Downtown Might be for You

Career Exploration

Considering a Co-op position in downtown Vancouver? Find out the perks and challenges of working in Vancouver’s bustling business district.

By: Nicole Bourne 928 reads | 0 comments
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Is your Employer Doing Enough for the Community?

Workplace Success

Are you curious about what impact your employer has on the larger world? Reading about it is not enough! Get up, get out, contribute and see for yourself!

By: Julie Nguyen 1030 reads | 0 comments
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Pushing Through Rejections: The Co-op Hunt

Co-op

Finding a co-op is no easy feat! Read on to see how Emily managed to find hers. 

By: Emily King 1221 reads | 0 comments
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Good Manners? Who Cares?

Professional Development

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 1125 reads | 0 comments
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Why is Risk Relevant?

Leadership

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 1313 reads | 0 comments
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A Penny in a Sea of Sheldons: My Co-op at TRIUMF

Co-op

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 2625 reads | 0 comments
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How I Discovered a New Career Path at TELUS

Business

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 2906 reads | 0 comments
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Choosing a Start-Up Over a Large Corporation

Marketing

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 1526 reads | 0 comments
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Five Easy Hacks to Excel at your Co-op!

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 2488 reads | 0 comments
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Loving the Non-Profit Life

NGO

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 1587 reads | 0 comments
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The Adventures of a Rookie Accountant

Thomas Chimick

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

By: Enoch Cheung 1622 reads | 0 comments
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Working for Purpose, Not for Profit

Business

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 2124 reads | 0 comments
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Insights Into Working with a Global Tech Firm

SAP

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 1405 reads | 0 comments
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Why Co-op Makes a Difference: Instead of Chasing, I’m Being Chased

Business

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 2695 reads | 0 comments
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Find your Voice: Insights into Designing your Co-op

Centre for Drug and Research Development

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 2015 reads | 0 comments
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More Than Just Marketing: Pursuing my Passion at Telus

Professional Development

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 2710 reads | 0 comments
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Your Co-op Journey Starts at the End of Your Comfort Zone

Business

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 3160 reads | 0 comments
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Postcards from Hong Kong: Culture and Commerce

Marketing [SRY]

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. 

 

By: OLC Admin 4247 reads | 0 comments
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Step by Step: Building Job Experience as an International Student

Work-Study

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 2534 reads | 0 comments
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When Once Wasn’t Enough

Working Students

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 2638 reads | 0 comments
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