Science Co-op Blog

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Benefits of Co-op for Joint Majors

Professional Development

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 221 reads | 0 comments
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Four Tips for Students Thinking of Pursuing International Co-op in Japan

International Co-op

Are you thinking about traveling to Japan for international co-op? Here are some tips that may help you kick start your journey.

 

By: Kiera Warren 477 reads | 0 comments
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Why I took the Leap and Applied to Live and Teach in Korea

Co-op Reflections

Like many others, as a senior student, I was still unsure of what direction I would take towards my future career. Teaching, lab work, and academia were all possibilities. 

By: Joyce Leung 1324 reads | 0 comments
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An Inspiring Co-op Experience

Life Experience

There was a point in my degree when I started to question whether I had chosen the right path. Is this the career I want to spend the rest of my life in? Are these the people I want to surround myself with day-in and day-out? Find out how co-op answered these questions.  

By: Ashly Hill 1648 reads | 0 comments
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Where Are They Now? Profile: Eric Cai

Alumni

SFU alumnus, Eric Cai provides his insights and reflections of the journey to work after graduation, discussing challenges faced and goals reached along the way.

By: Eric Cai 9080 reads | 0 comments
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How to Overcome Your Fear of Getting Involved

Personal Development

Is fear coming in your way of getting involved? Don’t stress, since you live in a world with many others who are in the same boat as you! Here are a couple tips that can help you come out of your shell and interact with your community

By: Navdeep Gill 8302 reads | 0 comments
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Community Engagement Clarifies Career Choice

Indigenous Co-op

Meet Lindsay Wainwright, 32, who has already completed her second year of medical school at UBC even though she is just graduating with her SFU B.Sc. this June. 

By: Diane Mar-Nicolle 14720 reads | 0 comments
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Time invested pays dividends for SFU Co-op student award-winner

Science

Simon Fraser University co-op student Laramie Ferguson is B.C.’s 2014 Co-op Student of the Year in the university category.

By: Justin Wong 2627 reads | 0 comments
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[Part 2]: My Co-op Experience at an Industrial Lab: Networking

Networking

Getting accustomed to a new workplace with new people can be daunting. MBB student Janelle shares her experience working for the fast-paced industrial lab, Maxxam.

By: Janelle Santos 2888 reads | 0 comments
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[Part 1]: My Co-op Experience at an Industrial Lab: Working Together like a Well-Oiled Machine

Science

Getting accustomed to a new workplace with new people can be daunting. MBB student Janelle shares her experience working for the fast-paced industrial lab, Maxxam.

By: Janelle Santos 3553 reads | 0 comments
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How to Make Co-op Work for You

event planning

Seasoned co-op student Courtney McKinnon spent eight months as a Fundraising Coordinator and did a co-op with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.  Find out how you can make the most of your co-op.

By: Courtney McKinnon 1156 reads | 0 comments
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Samantha’s Journey to Japan

Kao Corporation

Samantha went to Japan through the Canada Japan Co-op Program and worked at Kao Corporation as a co-op student.  Find out what it took for Samantha to settle into her life in Japan.

By: Samantha Kuah 4074 reads | 0 comments
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How I Became First Author for a Research Paper During my Co-op

Science

Daniel Paulino expected to be the intern that got coffee for the office.  He surprised everyone, especially himself, when he developed top performing software and wrote a research paper in his eight month co-op at Genome Science Centre.  Find out how he did it.

By: Daniel Paulino 4372 reads | 0 comments
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The Science AL!VE Insider [Part 4]: A Goodbye to Science Shows

Series

From chemical reactions that hit the roof of our lecture halls, to trips to remote regions of Northern BC, this is an account of some anecdotes and experiences of my first co-op term, working for Science AL!VE in the summer of 2014, teaching children about the field of study that I love myself.

By: Lea Sanchez Milde 2954 reads | 0 comments
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The Science AL!VE Insider [Part 3]: Science Here, There, Everywhere

Series

From chemical reactions that hit the roof of our lecture halls, to trips to remote regions of Northern BC, this is an account of some anecdotes and experiences of my first co-op term, working for Science AL!VE in the summer of 2014, teaching children about the field of study that I love myself.

By: Lea Sanchez Milde 2489 reads | 0 comments
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The Science AL!VE Insider [Part 2]: Not Raspberry Pie, but Raspberry Pi

Co-op Reflections

From chemical reactions that hit the roof of our lecture halls, to trips to remote regions of Northern BC, this is an account of some anecdotes and experiences of my first co-op term, working for Science AL!VE in the summer of 2014, teaching children about the field of study that I love myself.  This is part 2 of a 4 part series.

By: Lea Sanchez Milde 2500 reads | 0 comments
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The Science AL!VE Insider [Part 1]: “Who here thinks Science is cool?!”

Science AL!VE Insider Series

From chemical reactions that hit the roof of our lecture halls, to trips to remote regions of Northern BC, this is an account of some anecdotes and experiences of my first co-op term, working for Science AL!VE in the summer of 2014, teaching children about the field of study that I love myself.

By: Lea Sanchez Milde 3208 reads | 0 comments
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“I never dreamed about having a job like this!”

Science

I had the pleasure of interviewing Jill Packham, a 2nd year Biology Co-op student, who was working in Nanaimo, BC and finishing her second work term at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

By: seasst 5527 reads | 0 comments
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Getting Ready for Math-related Classes in the New Semester

Career Services

Many university classes require a lot of math and problem-solving. Eric Cai, an SFU alumni currently working in statistics, shares his top tips on how to excel in these challenging courses.  

By: Eric Cai 5503 reads | 0 comments
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How Do Snakes Poop? And Other Curious Questions a Science Facilitator Co-op Student Could Ask You

Arts and Social Sciences

For her first co-op, SFU Biology and English student Kristina Charania headed to the heart of Vancouver to work as a Science Facilitator at Science World for four months. Read all about her co-op adventures and challenges under the dome!

By: Kristina Charania 19084 reads | 0 comments
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Christmas: A Great Time To Accelerate Your Job Search

CSI Blog

It's understandable to look forward to a relaxing break during the winter holidays, one that will be devoid of any intellectual effort. However, I encourage you to reconsider: treat this as an excellent time to jump ahead in your job search! Here's the story of how I made the most of my holiday job search.

By: Eric Cai 6794 reads | 0 comments
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Opening Doors In Your Job Search With Statistics & Data Analysis

CSI Blog

The information economy of the 21st century demands us to adapt to its emphasis on extracting insight from data. Proficiency in basic statistics and data analysis will give you an edge in most fields working with information. 

By: Eric Cai 6657 reads | 0 comments
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Why Volunteer on Campus at SFU?

Indigenous Volunteer Stories

Lindsay enjoys helping people achieve their goals and this experience has allowed her to follow and achieve her passion of improving services available to Indigenous students and potentially their overall academic success. Learn more about her experiences...

By: Lindsay Wainwright 8815 reads | 0 comments
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Mila Lukic: A Co-op Student's Success Story

Business

Mila Lukic, who immigrated to Canada from Serbia with her family at age 16, convocated this June with a B.Sc. in molecular biology, biochemistry and business administration with First Class honours. During her time at SFU, she completed four Co-op work terms including an international placement in Scotland for the Encouraging Global Dynamic Entrepreneurs (EDGE) program. Learn more about her achievements and experiences here.

By: Anu Chouhan 5971 reads | 0 comments
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Josh Pablo, Results System Tester for VANOC

Volunteering

Classroom, volunteer and Co-op experience led SFU Alumus Josh Pablo to an exciting and challenging position with VANOC, preparing for the 2010 Olympic Games. Read on for more about Josh’s road to 2010 and for more on volunteering for VANOC.

By: coopcom 12841 reads | 0 comments
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Alumni Success Story: Heather Mosher

Mathematics

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

By: coopcom 13368 reads | 0 comments
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Student Spotlight: Iris Eom

Research

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 6364 reads | 0 comments
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Student Spotlight: Gagan Sanghera

Spotlight

The OLC talks to Gagan Sanghera, a 3rd year student who had the opportunity to work as a research assistant at the UBC Division of Infectious Control.

By: coopcom 6464 reads | 0 comments
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