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Making Wild Ducks Fly: IBM Extreme Blue Internship

Opportunities

Do you thrive on innovation and creativity? Enjoy developing ground-up software solutions? If so, IBM’s Extreme Blue internship is for you. It is where business, innovation, research, and software development meet to provide solutions to satisfy business needs. Read on to learn about Warunika’s experience as an Extreme Blue intern in software development.

By: Warunika Ranaweera 16664 reads | 0 comments
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The Art of (Not) Having It All Figured Out

changes

Choosing a career is not about selecting an archetype (like ‘lawyer’, or ‘doctor’, or ‘teacher’), but about exploring who you are, what your skill set is, and what type of career will be a good fit for you. In this blog, I talk about letting go of the pressure to have it all figured out, and to instead embrace different ideas and explore different options to find a career that fits. 

By: Claire Wallace 16562 reads | 0 comments
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An Interview with Alley Theatre

Alley Theatre

The Professional Development Coordinator at SFU's School for the Contemporary Arts interviews Daniel Arnold and Marisa Emma Smith from Alley Theatre about the company, their interest in working with students and advice for emerging artists.

By: Chelsea Hunter 13570 reads | 0 comments
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IMS: A Beacon of Light for Petite Prospective Physiotherapists

Lynn Valley Orthopaedic & Sports Physiotherapy Centre

Have you thought about physiotherapy as a career option, or as part of your plan to rid your body of aches or pains? This article focuses on my own personal experiences with Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) at my co-op placement, and how it has affected my back pain as well as my future in physiotherapy. 

By: Sereen Hon 4623 reads | 0 comments
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5 Important Lessons I Learned From My First Co-op

Pedorthics

Nervous about your first co-op job? Don’t be! These five tips will help prepare you for success and boost your confidence levels in no time. Keep calm & read on!

By: Ellen Lu 11593 reads | 0 comments
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6 Reasons Why We Like Research

Co-operative Education

The department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology (BPK) will be hosting its 8th Annual Research Day on Friday, March 31. Twelve BPK undergraduate students were asked a simple question: What do you like about research? After compiling all of their responses, I present to you six reasons why we like research!

By: Olivia Aguiar 19718 reads | 0 comments
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What Does a Student Kinesiologist Do, Anyways?

Workplace Success

Looking through co-op job postings and have no idea what a job as a Student Kinesiologist entails? I didn’t either. Now that I’ve worked as one, I’m here to shine some light on the subject. 

By: Andrea Forer 17182 reads | 0 comments
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10 Tips for Working with Seniors

Seniors

For some, seniors can be intimidating and difficult to work with. However, after working as a Student Kinesiologist with 6-8 different clients on a daily basis, I have compiled a list of 10 tips and tricks to help anyone working with seniors in any context, not just kinesiology.  

By: Matthew Butt 26939 reads | 0 comments
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From Retail to Public Servant: a Learning Curve

public service

The RCMP is a sought out employer for criminology students. If your main experience to date is in the retail sector, then there is a lot to discover about interviewing and working in the Public Service. Danika shares her experience moving from retail to working for the RCMP. 

By: Danika Plante Mahnic 15819 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op Experience as an International Student

Criminology

As an international student Ha Na had the reality of high tuition, no work experience and challenges in finding employment.  She decided co-op was the solution to learn professional work search skills and gain related employment while attending university.  She shares her challenges and successes along the way.

 

By: Ha Na Ryu 8942 reads | 0 comments
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Recruitment & Career Development: What Employers Want

Leadership

Having been involved in recruitment and on-boarding processes, discussions with managers and engineering recruitment teams, I share my experiences in recruitment and career development to give you insight into what employers are looking for. 

By: Paul Vu 15834 reads | 0 comments
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5 Things Learned From Living & Working in Another Country

Co-op

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 6991 reads | 0 comments
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Videography: From Hobby to Career

Communication

Something that first starts out as a hobby may eventually grow into a highly tangible skill that is valued in the eyes of potential employers. For Jessica, she never considered her ability to create stories from videos would be good enough to pursue a career in it. But that all changed when Vancouver Coastal Health called and offered her a position as a videographer.

By: Jessica Fan 7298 reads | 0 comments
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Volunteering during your Non-Profit Co-op is Valuable

Co-operative Education

Working for a non-profit organization may not always be on the radar for co-op students. However, the chance to support diverse communities throughout the Lower Mainland can be an extremely rewarding experience. For Rachael, the chance to volunteer with Union Gospel Mission’s Streetlight program, while working for the organization at the same time, was an opportunity she couldn’t pass up. 

 

By: Rachael Allen 5268 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Joins National Conversation on International Learning Experiences for Students

Co-op

SFU has joined the Canadian Bureau for International Education’s (CBIE) Learning Beyond Borders (LBB) initiative to inspire more students to take advantage of learning experiences in other countries. Learn more about this initiative and what is means for you! 

By: Justin Wong 4914 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op Preventing Seniors from Falling

Co-operative Education

Every 10 minutes a senior is hospitalized from a fall—a preventable cause of injury and death among seniors. I joined the Fraser Health Patient Safety and Injury Prevention team as part of their multidisciplinary program to prevent seniors from falling. Continue reading to learn more about my co-op experience! 

By: Megan Widmer 6106 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op in Japan: Traversing Cultures

Co-op Reflections

After finishing two co-op semesters in Canada, Health Sciences student Samantha Lui wanted to take things farther and ventured off to Japan for eight months as a Research Assistant with the Kao Corporation. Find out how she successfully transitioned into a new environment whilst exploring every part of this exciting country.     

By: Samantha Lui 5604 reads | 0 comments
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5 Tips to Manage an Obsession with Emails

Personal Development

The distinct ping of a notification at work often leads to a reflexive action in many of us. Do it, check the email. Sasha Zalyvadna shares her experience on how to combat the need to check work emails more often than one probably should.

By: Sasha Zalyvadna 6585 reads | 0 comments
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Decision Support at Vancouver Coastal Health

Business

Ever thought about working in Management Information Systems? Third year business student Vivyn Zhou shares her journey working for System Improvement in the Decision Support department at Vancouver Coastal Health. 

By: Vivyn Zhou 8702 reads | 0 comments
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Reasons to Apply to Companies You Have Never Heard Of

Communique

The job application process can be overwhelming, especially you are sifting through an extensive list of companies that you may have never heard of. Amy explains why you should take a chance with a smaller organization and the rewarding experiences that may come with it.

By: Amy Han 4750 reads | 0 comments
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Back Pain Myth Busters and Spine Hygiene

Spine Hygiene

Do you do sit-ups and crunches to to either get or maintain that six-pack? This article sheds light on why learned habits such as this are detrimental for your back health. In addition, I discuss “Spine Hygiene”, which refers to the daily maintenance of the spine as necessary to prevent back issues.  

By: Karen Gitau 14823 reads | 0 comments
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SFU’s Big Secret: A Look into My Summer Working for the University

SFU

Find out more about my co-op job as a Research Assistant for SFU and discover how I learned to navigate the data, politics and presentations to appreciate a side of the university students don’t normally get to experience. 

By: Lauren Rietchel 18688 reads | 0 comments
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A Date With Myself: How I’m Surviving Burnout

employee well-being

Striking a balance between work and life is a difficult task for anyone regardless of their profession. Katerina explains how her desire to work overtook her personal life and she has some tips for making sure burn out doesn’t creep up on you.

 

By: Katerina Cookson 12135 reads | 0 comments
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It’s Part of My DNA: An Interview with Amber Funk Barton

Co-op Reflections

An interview with the artistic director of a contemporary dance company. Brittany speaks to Amber about her upcoming solo work, past work and background in dance, thoughts on opportunities for emerging dancers, and more!  

By: Brittany Angus 9643 reads | 0 comments
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The Unconventional Job Hunt: Creating Your Own Co-op Opportunities

Engineering

In five years at SFU, engineering physics undergrad Scott Beaupré landed three co-op job positions and four research projects without ever dropping off a résumé. Find out how! 

By: Taylor McKinney 14963 reads | 0 comments
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Reflecting on My Internship & Interviewing a Professional Dancer

Co-operative Education

Interning with a contemporary dance company was one of the best choices I made in my degree. After participating in a performance/installation, I met with one of the professional dancers in the production to talk career, personal strategies, and the ins and outs of the dance community in Vancouver.

By: Rachel Silver 4782 reads | 0 comments
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My Transition to Toronto: A Guide for Students Going Away for Co-op

Going away for co-op

Planning upfront saves you from last minute hustles. This article will prepare you for co-op in a city outside Vancouver where new opportunities and variable threats are waiting.

By: Akbar Samani 7827 reads | 0 comments
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Fishing for Experience

Co-op Reflections

Spend your summer in one of the most vibrant and popular tourist destinations in BC! Make a difference in the operation and performance of a small company, and grow your entrepreneurial skillset in a meaningful way by working for WardoWest in Tofino. 

By: Mark Trendell-Jensen 4597 reads | 0 comments
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How to Capitalize on the Capital: My Insight into Ottawa

Top Tip Lists

Moving to Ottawa enabled me to grow in new ways, make lasting memories and provide insight into my career and life goals. This article provides steps to make your experience in Ottawa meaningful and will (hopefully) inspire you to make the move. 

By: Melissa Talbot 6342 reads | 0 comments
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The Introvert’s Struggle: Conveying Your Ideas

SFU’s Injury Prevention and Mobility Lab

You have ideas to share, but you can’t bring yourself to interject. Sound familiar? It might be a confidence issue, fear of being wrong, or an unwillingness to seem impolite. Even though conveying your ideas can seem like a daunting task, I learned that it doesn’t have to be. 

By: Chantel Galang 4349 reads | 0 comments
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