Beedie School of Business Co-op Blog

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My Adventures working with the BC Lottery Corporation

Co-operative Education

Is working in an unfamiliar industry scary to you? Don’t know what to prepare before working in a co-op? Read on to find out more.

By: Cloris Sun 520 reads | 0 comments
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Moving From Retail to Corporate : Life as an Operational Specialist at Canadian Western Trust

Co-operative Education

For three years I worked part-time at TD Canada Trust as a customer service representative and eventually a personal banking associate.

By: Phuong Mai 272 reads | 0 comments
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Small Firm, Big Opportunities: Insights into Working at a Small Firm

Co-op Reflections

If you ever wondered what it was like working at a small to mid-size accounting firm, read on for a few insights from my first co-op work term!

By: Kaadambari Ravi 374 reads | 0 comments
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Golden Opportunity: How I Accidentally Ended Up at a Fortune 500 Mining Company

professional development

What many students may not know is that it can be very disheartening to apply for jobs at first. You may not receive many responses. It feels almost as if all the positions you want have already been filled. 

By: Farah Jhumra 1054 reads | 0 comments
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Becoming A $60K Assistant

personal development

When I first started at PCL as an Administrative Student, I was slightly disappointed.

By: Sharon 415 reads | 0 comments
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Getting Through the First Month of your Co-op

Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)

Getting Through the First Month of Your Co-op: How do you prepare for a new work term? And how do you survive the first month in a new co-op position? Business Major Anca Zgreaban shares five tips for easing smoothly from a study semester into a working term.

By: Anca Zgreaban 743 reads | 0 comments
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Discovering my career path in Investment Management

OLC Blog

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 976 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 1374 reads | 0 comments
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Small Fish in Big Pond: Working for PepsiCo

PepsiCo

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

By: Fahad Faruque 1396 reads | 0 comments
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The Art of Giving (and Receiving) Feedback

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

By: Christopher Pun 1495 reads | 0 comments
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A Startup Journey: Addressing Water Scarcity through Tech

Co-operative Education

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 1460 reads | 0 comments
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Leave University with Years of Relevant Experience: Do 3+ Co-op Work Terms

Co-operative Education

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 1332 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 1984 reads | 0 comments
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The Co-op Balancing Act

Career Exploration

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 1270 reads | 0 comments
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Picking a Community Over a 'Workplace'

Workplace Success

Shonnah talks about her co-op experience with MTU Maintenance 

By: Shonnah Hoy 1072 reads | 0 comments
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Why Your Workplace Environment Matters

Business

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 1203 reads | 0 comments
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Why a Co-op Position Downtown Might be for You

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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 1091 reads | 0 comments
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Is your Employer Doing Enough for the Community?

Career Exploration

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 1243 reads | 0 comments
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Pushing Through Rejections: The Co-op Hunt

Career Exploration

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

By: Emily King 1387 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 1275 reads | 0 comments
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Why is Risk Relevant?

International Experience

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 1472 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 2828 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 3107 reads | 0 comments
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Choosing a Start-Up Over a Large Corporation

Sales

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 1668 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 2819 reads | 0 comments
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Loving the Non-Profit Life

Human Resource Management

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 1771 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 1810 reads | 0 comments
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Working for Purpose, Not for Profit

United Way

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 2288 reads | 0 comments
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Insights Into Working with a Global Tech Firm

Career Exploration

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 1547 reads | 0 comments
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Why Co-op Makes a Difference: Instead of Chasing, I’m Being Chased

Co-op

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 2821 reads | 0 comments
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