Beedie School of Business Co-op Blog

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

Co-operative Education

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 1549 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 1420 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 643 reads | 0 comments
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Five Easy Hacks to Excel at your Co-op!

Workplace Success

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 852 reads | 0 comments
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Loving the Non-Profit Life

Co-operative Education

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 661 reads | 0 comments
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The Adventures of a Rookie Accountant

Other

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

By: Enoch Cheung 498 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 776 reads | 0 comments
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Insights Into Working with a Global Tech Firm

Co-op

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

WardoWest

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 1636 reads | 0 comments
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Find your Voice: Insights into Designing your Co-op

CDRD

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

Co-op

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 1114 reads | 0 comments
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Your Co-op Journey Starts at the End of Your Comfort Zone

Social Media

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 1756 reads | 0 comments
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Postcards from Hong Kong: Culture and Commerce

Co-operative Education

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 3212 reads | 0 comments
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Step by Step: Building Job Experience as an International Student

Marketing [SRY]

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 1547 reads | 0 comments
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When Once Wasn’t Enough

Elim Village

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 1663 reads | 0 comments
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Grow Beyond Your Job

During the Work Term

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

By: Mikaela Nuval 1758 reads | 0 comments
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Welcome Sessions, Onboarding, and the Handling of Snacks

Co-operative Education

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

By: Linh Nguyen 1687 reads | 0 comments
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From West to East: Why Students Must Push Their Boundaries

Professional Development

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 1237 reads | 0 comments
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My Experience with Introversion and Impostor Syndrome

BCLC

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 2467 reads | 0 comments
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Working for a Start-Up

Working Students

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

By: Claudia Mathieu 1764 reads | 0 comments
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Redefining the Modern Internship: Where Work and Sport Intersect

Fortius Health & Sport

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 4584 reads | 0 comments
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Discovering Myself on The Way to My Dream Job

Health Canada

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 1605 reads | 0 comments
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The First 100 Days of Co-op

Working Students

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 11392 reads | 0 comments
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Finding Delight at Deloitte

Co-op Reflections

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 3489 reads | 0 comments
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Working at BC Housing as a Co-op Student

Business Co-op

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 14112 reads | 0 comments
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How Asking Good Questions Can Advance Your Career

Co-op Reflections

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 3946 reads | 0 comments
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Work at One of the Big Four Accounting Firms: PwC

Opportunities

Ever wondered what it would be like working for one of the big four accounting firms? Cameron shares his insight into working for PwC and their Audit and Assurance division, including key responsibilities and advice to help you succeed!

By: Cameron Axenty 7438 reads | 0 comments
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Getting the Most Out of Your Work Term: Nine Tips for Success

Top Tip Lists

Jordan began his co-op at TELUS with a limited skillset and a lack of experience. Eight months later, he left TELUS with more than he could have imagined. In this blog post, he shares nine tips that helped him find success during his work term. 

By: Jordan Eng 12536 reads | 0 comments
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The Art of (Not) Having It All Figured Out

Learning

Choosing a career is not about selecting an archetype (like ‘lawyer’, or ‘doctor’, or ‘teacher’), but about exploring who you are, what your skill set is, and what type of career will be a good fit for you. In this blog, I talk about letting go of the pressure to have it all figured out, and to instead embrace different ideas and explore different options to find a career that fits. 

By: Claire Wallace 13532 reads | 0 comments
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Decision Support at Vancouver Coastal Health

Co-op Reflections

Ever thought about working in Management Information Systems? Third year business student Vivyn Zhou shares her journey working for System Improvement in the Decision Support department at Vancouver Coastal Health. 

By: Vivyn Zhou 5513 reads | 0 comments
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