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Designing in Phases

SIAT Co-op

Shipping a product isn’t as simple as proposing a new idea or a new design. Careful consideration is given to how a project is approached by developers, users, and other key stakeholders. Amanda shares the importance of designing in phases and the considerations she took working as a UX designer.

By: Amanda Poh 1984 reads | 0 comments
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7 Ways Internships are Like All You Can Eat Buffets

Career Exploration

Working in many different Co-op positions can be analogous with sampling everything at an all you can eat buffet. You see some things that really catch your eye, and some things you know you absolutely won’t like. But the fact of the matter is, you probably won’t know exactly what every single dish will taste like until you opt in to trying it. With Co-op, it’s much the same – you probably have an idea of what you want to do, but trying something entirely new might surprise you and pique your interest for future career options.

By: Andrea Ton 2455 reads | 0 comments
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5 Things Learned From Living & Working in Another Country

Co-op Reflections

From the highest of highs to the lowest of lows, I share my experiences and lessons learned from when I lived and worked in the heart of Bavaria, Germany at the adidas Group global headquarters.

By: Gary Li 3541 reads | 0 comments
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Your First Day: Preparation Timeline

Co-operative Education

Congrats! You’ve landed that job you worked so hard to get. Now what? Here's a guide with tips on how to to prepare for your new co-op term!

By: Charmaine Wu 3258 reads | 0 comments
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I Did a Work Term Extension and So Should You!

Top Tip Lists

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 8971 reads | 0 comments
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The Marathon of the Service Desk: A First Nations Health Authority Co-op Experience

Workplace Success

Do you enjoy working with computers? Do you find the idea of solving puzzles to be exhilarating? Do you want to help people get introduced to the world of computers? If so, perhaps a Service Desk Analyst will be a perfect fit for you. Follow SIAT student, Michael Sandrin, in his first occupational adventure: working as a Service Desk Analyst for the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA). 

By: Michael Sandrin 10117 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Co-op Leads to Silicon Valley Dream Job with Google

Co-operative Education

Steven Phan's professional journey started long before he got a prize job as an interaction designer at Google. The SFU student’s career success started after he enrolled as a SIAT student and took advantage of the school’s co-op program. 

By: Tyler Gallop 2631 reads | 0 comments
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Learning to Design

Richmond

Danny shares how he has developed as a result of his UX design co-op experiences.

By: Danny Blackstock 2542 reads | 0 comments
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A Fish on Land: Adjusting to a Company’s Work Culture

office culture

Nervous heart palpitations, a piercing adrenaline rush, and a case of the stutters; like many Co-op students on their first day at work, I had just been asked to present an introductory speech in front of my colleagues.

By: Fiona Leung 9182 reads | 0 comments
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Taste of BlackBerry Fruitful for Co-op Students

Co-operative Education

SFU students involved in Co-op work terms at BlackBerry (one of the program’s biggest employers) are getting more than a hands-on experience. Many are landing plum positions. Last year alone, 263 SFU students completed terms with the high profile company.

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How to get your SIAT project into an art gallery

Communication, Art and Technology

Have you ever dreamed of having your artwork on display in an art gallery? When I decided that this was something I wanted to accomplish a few months ago, I had no idea how soon it would become a reality.

By: Allison Koberstein 11180 reads | 0 comments
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