Beedie School of Business Co-op Blog

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As a Senior Co-op Student, What Do I Get for My $800 Tuition?

Co-operative Education

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 2379 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 1655 reads | 0 comments
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Picking a Community Over a 'Workplace'

Business

Shonnah talks about her co-op experience with MTU Maintenance 

By: Shonnah Hoy 1394 reads | 0 comments
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Why Your Workplace Environment Matters

Workplace Success

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 1636 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 1465 reads | 0 comments
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Is your Employer Doing Enough for the Community?

Co-operative Education

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 1714 reads | 0 comments
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Pushing Through Rejections: The Co-op Hunt

Teck Resources

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

By: Emily King 1717 reads | 0 comments
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Good Manners? Who Cares?

Co-operative Education

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 1565 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 1802 reads | 0 comments
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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 3335 reads | 0 comments
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How I Discovered a New Career Path at TELUS

Human Resource Management

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 3643 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 2033 reads | 0 comments
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Five Easy Hacks to Excel at your Co-op!

Career Exploration

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 3521 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 2167 reads | 0 comments
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The Adventures of a Rookie Accountant

Business

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

By: Enoch Cheung 2115 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 2602 reads | 0 comments
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Insights Into Working with a Global Tech Firm

Business

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 1848 reads | 0 comments
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Why Co-op Makes a Difference: Instead of Chasing, I’m Being Chased

Royal Bank of Canada

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 3098 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 2730 reads | 0 comments
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More Than Just Marketing: Pursuing my Passion at Telus

Co-op Reflections

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 3486 reads | 0 comments
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Your Co-op Journey Starts at the End of Your Comfort Zone

Marketing [SRY]

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 3923 reads | 0 comments
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Postcards from Hong Kong: Culture and Commerce

Co-op Reflections

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 4616 reads | 0 comments
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Step by Step: Building Job Experience as an International Student

Personal Development

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 3013 reads | 0 comments
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When Once Wasn’t Enough

Business

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 3272 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 3385 reads | 0 comments
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Welcome Sessions, Onboarding, and the Handling of Snacks

Human Resources

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

By: Linh Nguyen 3143 reads | 0 comments
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From West to East: Why Students Must Push Their Boundaries

Co-operative Education

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 2625 reads | 0 comments
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My Experience with Introversion and Impostor Syndrome

Co-op Reflections

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 5439 reads | 0 comments
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Working for a Start-Up

Business

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

By: Claudia Mathieu 3951 reads | 0 comments
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Redefining the Modern Internship: Where Work and Sport Intersect

Co-operative Education

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 6081 reads | 0 comments
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