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Working in an English-Speaking Environment

Co-operative Education

In today's global labour market, the ability to converse in a second language is an increasingly useful skill. Here, Jessica Tse shares some tips she learned as an international student from Hong Kong working in an English speaking environment. 

By: Jessica Tse 354 reads | 0 comments
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A Summer with Parks Canada

Parks Canada

To be a member of Parks Canada's Toronto Urban Outreach you must first become an expert in the regions incredible national heritage sites. Environmental Science student, Francesca Marquez shares how exploring Canada's heritage sites prepared her to share her knowledge with the public during Canada's 150th anniversary. 

By: Francesca Marquez 172 reads | 0 comments
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Part 2: The Lowdown on Microplastics

Co-operative Education

Graduate student, Stephen Chastain spent two co-op terms conducting research into microscopic pollution in our oceans. Here, he shares what he learned about this pressing issue  and its global implications. 

By: Stephen Chastain 509 reads | 0 comments
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Staying Optimistic Through the Unexpected

Co-operative Education

Bouncing back from hurdles and setbacks is an important part of career building. Environmental Science student, Ria Yao shares how she developed resilience and patience in the face of rejection.

By: Ria Yao 516 reads | 0 comments
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Conservation, Kayaks and Turtles

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For her second co-op, Environmental Science student Tegan Gallilee-Lang ventured out to the Greater Vancouver Zoo to assist the Fraser Valley Wetlands Wildlife Project. Read about her adventures on the job and her new animal friends!

By: Tegan Gallilee-Lang 1972 reads | 0 comments
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Who, What, Where, When and Why? Working for a Non-Profit

Professional Development

To anyone out there considering working for a not for profit organization, I want to share the lessons I learned at Watershed Watch with you. 

By: Mariah Mund 1205 reads | 0 comments
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“No Mom, I Am Not Wasting My Time!”

Working Students

Here I will list three reasons why I still benefited from accepting a position in a work term that was not directly related to my field of study. 

By: Lauren McNeilly 1623 reads | 0 comments
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Part 1: The Proverbial Foot in the Door

Resource and Environmental Management

Feeling stuck on the outside of the job market looking in? Need experience for a job but a job for experience? Read how one Master of Resource Management candidate made his way out of “the trap”.

By: Stephen Chastain 2568 reads | 0 comments
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Things You Learn Journeying (Close to) the Top of the World

Co-op

Nowhere are the dire effects of climate change more apparent than in the Arctic. Join Sarah as she recounts her 3-week expedition at the top of the world and the 3 invaluable life lessons learned along the way. 

By: Sarah Gutzmann 3323 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op Vlog: Day in the Life of Jao Dantes

Co-operative Education

In this Vlog, SFU Communication Co-op student Jao Dantes explains his typical work day working for Simon Fraser University. 

 

By: Jao Dantes 10971 reads | 0 comments
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Alumni Profile: Education Opportunities in Environment & Sustainability

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SFU Faculty of Environment alumni Wes Regan graduated with a BA in Geography and two certificates in Urban Studies and Sustainable Community Development. Since then, he has become a successful contractor/consultant in Community Development and Urban Planning.

By: Leigh McGregor 2076 reads | 0 comments
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In-SHUCK-ch Nation

In-SHUCK-ch Nation

Joey worked for In-SHUCK-ch Nation for his 8 month co-op, and his main project was to help plan the In-Shuck-ch Days Festival.  Read on to learn about the challenges and rewards of his position.

By: Joey Chang 1642 reads | 0 comments