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When Once Wasn’t Enough

Co-op

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 340 reads | 0 comments
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Grow Beyond Your Job

Co-operative Education

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 352 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 186 reads | 0 comments
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From West to East: Why Students Must Push Their Boundaries

During the Work Term

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 298 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 993 reads | 0 comments
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Working for a Start-Up

Co-operative Education

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

By: Claudia Mathieu 257 reads | 0 comments
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Redefining the Modern Internship: Where Work and Sport Intersect

Co-op

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 1376 reads | 0 comments
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Discovering Myself on The Way to My Dream Job

Ottawa

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

Co-operative Education

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 995 reads | 0 comments
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Benefits of Co-op for Joint Majors

Joint Major

When Tarnjeet Thandi would tell others about her joint major, they tended to wonder how Molecular Biology and Biochemistry could be related to Business Administration. Prior to joining co-op, Tarnjeet sometimes wondered the same. Read her story about clarifying career options through co-op. 

By: Tarnjeet Thandi 547 reads | 0 comments
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Finding Delight at Deloitte

International

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 2054 reads | 0 comments
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Working at BC Housing as a Co-op Student

event planning

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 2675 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 2529 reads | 0 comments
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Work at One of the Big Four Accounting Firms: PwC

Audit and Assurance division

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 4343 reads | 0 comments
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Getting the Most Out of Your Work Term: Nine Tips for Success

Business

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 2449 reads | 0 comments
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The Art of (Not) Having It All Figured Out

Career Services

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. 

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Decision Support at Vancouver Coastal Health

Management Information Systems

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 3813 reads | 0 comments
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Fishing for Experience

Co-op

Spend your summer in one of the most vibrant and popular tourist destinations in BC! Make a difference in the operation and performance of a small company, and grow your entrepreneurial skillset in a meaningful way by working for WardoWest in Tofino. 

By: Mark Trendell-Jensen 1928 reads | 0 comments
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Working for Your Passions Part I: An Idea and a Hope

International Co-op

I used to think success depended on the separation of personal and professional passions. That was until I did a self-directed co-op term in Brazil researching some of the most successful soccer clubs. Follow me as I prepare to embark on my journey to Brazil. 

By: Christopher Maringka 5211 reads | 0 comments
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Working for Your Passions Part II: Arrival and Research in Brazil

soccer

In part two of my Brazillian co-op story, I arrive in São Paulo feeling overwhelmed. This all changes as I carry out my research, realizing something very powerful about the connection many Brazilians have to the sport of soccer.  

By: Christopher Maringka 1197 reads | 0 comments
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The EnLIGHTening Experience of Working for a Small Business

Business

Chelsea did her co-op at a relatively small lighting agency, Inter-Lite Sales, in greater Vancouver; but she learned about much more than lighting. Read why Chelsea believes every student should work for at least one small business to round out their co-op experience.

By: Chelsea Schmidt 12227 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op Story: Working at Beedie’s Career Management Centre

Co-op

Starting my co-op working at the Career Management Centre in the Beedie School of Business, I was worried my lack of design skills would be a big challenge to my success. See how I was proven wrong.  

By: Jessica Tsai 7028 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op in Toronto: My Experience Working for the Ontario Public Service

Policy

Are you a student who, like me, has struggled deciding what career path best suits you? Have you ever wondered what it was like to work in Toronto? Are you considering a career in public service? If you answered yes to any of these, read my post! 

By: Kory Szostak 8266 reads | 0 comments
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How I Left My Comfort Zone and Realized Self Growth

Co-operative Education

Being shy and not much of a risk-taker, I was shocked at having been asked to interview people. Read on to find out how my co-op with Beedie School of Business helped me step outside my comfort zone and gain a newfound confidence. 

By: Christopher Penner 8385 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op Staff Stories: Making the Most of the Unexpected

Co-op Reflections

Business Co-op Coordinator Caroline Wakelin shares 5 tips and can-do's for career progression and tells her own story about how reluctantly saying "yes" to a first job that wasn't her "dream job" actually ended up getting her to where she wanted. 

By: Caroline Wakelin 7586 reads | 0 comments
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Life in Ontario: My Co-op at BlackBerry

Working Students

Living in a new city while taking on a new job serves as both a challenge and reward. In this blog post, I share the rewarding experiences I’ve had during my co-op in Ontario and explain why doing co-op outside of BC is worth it. 

By: Nathan Lee 7093 reads | 0 comments
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I Did a Work Term Extension and So Should You!

Communication, Art and Technology

Accepting a job with SFU International Co-op, Christy only expected to complete a four-month work term. This all changed when she was offered a work term extension. If you’re considering whether or not you should accept a work term extension, Christy has three big reasons why you should. 

By: Christy Liu 8645 reads | 0 comments
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My Experience as a Web and Data Services Developer at Beedie School of Business

Technology & Innovation

I have had previous experience working with web-based technologies, but mostly in the academic context. Working as a co-op student at the SFU Beedie School of Business, I had the opportunity to work in development, but to also work with business analysts and clients directly, to understand their requirements and implement them. In this post, I explain how this co-op exceeded my expectations.  

By: Amit Mandal 2027 reads | 0 comments
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Top 3 Reasons to Consider an Extension and Job Rotation

Co-operative Education

Kim began her co-op work term at BlackBerry despite having never applied for the position. This opportunity sparked her interest in tech, which resulted in an extension and job rotation. In this article, Kim presents 3 reasons why you too should accept a co-op extension and job rotation.

By: Kim Leung 10667 reads | 0 comments
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From Classroom to Cubicle: How My Student Skills Led to Co-op Success

Co-operative Education

Once you land a job, the skills you’ve learned in your classes make surprising appearances in the workforce. Discover how Rebecca’s ability to navigate university helped her attain co-op success!

By: Rebecca Chong 9952 reads | 0 comments
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