Computing Science Co-op Blog

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Taking on a Second Degree: [Part 1] From Teaching to Computing Science

Career Exploration

Patrick started his career as an elementary school teacher and now he is completing SFU’s Computing Science Second degree program.  He shares how he got there and how co-op has been a great help!

By: Patrick Underwood 9387 reads | 0 comments
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The Unexpected Co-op Position in the Computer Mining Industry

Co-operative Education

Christopher didn't expect to ever find work for a mining company, but that's exactly where his Co-op journey led him. As a software systems student, he imagined working for IBM or Microsoft, but instead a work term with Geovia turned out to be a career changing experience.

By: Christopher Kwong 13605 reads | 0 comments
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The 3-Minute Co-op Competition: Day Two

Arts and Social Sciences

On October 7th and 8th WIL hosted SFU's first Three Minute Co-op Competition. 31 students presented on their Co-op experience, competing for cash prizes. Read a recap of the final 15 presenters.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 21490 reads | 0 comments
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How Co-op Adds Value to Any Degree

Work Term Extension

Parminder Benipal looks back at what he learned about himself and his career path at his first Co-op job, and how that lead to landing his third Co-op work term with IBM.

By: Parminder Benipal 13785 reads | 0 comments
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Jesse Faltus: A Co-op Student's Success Story

Technology & Innovation

Meet Jesse Faltus, a Computing Science student convocating this June. He has successfully completed three co-op work terms, and had a blast doing so! Read all about his experiences and why he recommends joining the co-op program.

By: Jesse Faltus 12596 reads | 0 comments
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Leif Stroman's High-Tech Co-op Experience

Computing Science

Leif Stroman shares his amazing  high-tech co-op experience, working in Whistler for Recon Instruments. As the only software engineer for Recon's new Transcent goggles, he was able to influence major product decisions from start to finish (which included plenty of mid-air and mountain-top testing!)

By: Chloe Smith 7228 reads | 0 comments
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Ly's International Co-op Story

Computing Science

Ly Viet Vu recently completed his undergraduate degree in the field of Computing Science.  Ly shares how his term with Co-op Japan altered his career path, providing him with the confidence to relocate to Viet Nam and establish his own business.

By: Ly Viet Vu 5991 reads | 0 comments
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Alumni Success Story: Heather Mosher

Applied Sciences

SFU alumnus Heather Mosher is applying her SFU Mathematics degree to her career as a teacher.

By: coopcom 26177 reads | 0 comments
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Computing Science: Co-op Student Profile: Vanessa Wong

Co-op

Learn about CS Co-op student Vanessa Wong’s exciting experiences at ArtStarts and IBM, her second and third Co-op work terms. Currently in her fourth year of studies, Vanessa is working towards completing a joint major in Computing Science and Business Administration.

By: coopcom 25536 reads | 0 comments
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Student Spotlight: Iris Eom

Science & Environment

The OLC talks to Iris Eom, 3rd year MBB, Computing Science joint major. Keep reading to learn about her experience at the UBC James Hogg iCAPTURE Centre at St. Paul's Hospital.

By: coopcom 10039 reads | 0 comments
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