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Alumni Profile: Education Opportunities in Environment & Sustainability

Co-operative Education

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 3606 reads | 0 comments
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Fostering Families at Capstone Youth

Criminology

Lesley shares how she worked with youth and families at Capstone Youth and Family Services, and how she developed various skills and saw that she was able to encourage positive development with the people she worked with as a result.

By: Lesley Richards 2521 reads | 0 comments
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Sparking Change Across the Province

Co-operative Education

I spent my summer traveling across the province, and getting paid to do it; that’s a pretty golden opportunity, if you ask me! Read on to discover how Krisandra made a difference during her co-op by bringing awareness to a free recycling option in BC.

By: Krisandra Reid 2402 reads | 0 comments
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Job Search Tips & Tricks

Tips & Tricks

Victoria, student advisor for the Arts co-op program, shares her top four tips to help you become a more competitive candidate for today’s job search as a co-op student.

By: Victoria Cottell 2287 reads | 0 comments
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Building Foundations

Uganda

Stacey was given the unique opportunity to work with Schools Building Schools (SBS) as the Field Coordinator in Mbarara, Uganda.

By: Stacey Bryant 1721 reads | 0 comments
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Spotlight on a Loaned Representative - Averyl Bancroft

Co-operative Education

Averyl Bancroft spent her co-op workterm as a Loaned Representative,as well as one of the United Way's Care-y mascots! As part of the United Way Spotlight series she shares her experience about the Loaned Rep program taking her out of her comfort zone.

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The Office Culture: What School Doesn’t Prepare You For

office culture

There are many things school doesn't teach you about working in a corporate environment. Check out 3 areas Natalie wants you to pay attention to when you are on your job and tips to help you improve your work performance.

By: npope 7028 reads | 0 comments
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Top Ten Tips for Co-op Work Term Success

Co-op

John Grant, an SFU Communication Co-op Alum has five work term experiences in his portfolio and shares his top ten tips for completing a successful and fulfilling Co-op work term.

By: John Grant 28219 reads | 0 comments
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Top Tips for Workplace Transition and Performance

Professionalism

Are you starting your first co-op work term soon? Here are some top tips to help you transition from school to work smoothly and successfully and improve your work performance and professionalism.

By: Dennis Chen 7924 reads | 0 comments
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Top Ten Ways to Wow Your Boss

Co-op

You impressed your boss during your job interview, but now it’s time to really show what you are capable of. A good business relationship with your boss is one of the components of a positive work experience. Here are the top tens ways to dazzle your new employer.

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Natalie's First Day at Allied Vision Technologies

Working Students

Are you starting your first day at work soon? Getting anxious because you don't know what to expect? Read on to learn more about Natalie's experience and her tips on making the most out of your first day.

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What To Do: Your First Week On the Job...

Co-operative Education

You’ve applied for the job, gone through the interview, been selected, and now you’re ready to begin your first week on the job! But are you?

By: John Grant 14189 reads | 0 comments
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Top Ten: Best Ways to Make a GREAT Impression

Top Tip Lists

The Co-op advisors at SFU are in the unique position of hearing from both employers and students about what makes a successful work term. Paulette Johnston has a list of ten simple ways to get off on the right foot.

By: Paulette Johnston 12307 reads | 0 comments
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Featured projects of a Co-op Marketing & Communications Assistant

Co-operative Education

Serge Khomutovskiy produced a video for his Co-op Work Term report highlighting his major projects working as the Marketing & Communications Assistant for eight months for SFU Surrey.

By: Melissa 16470 reads | 0 comments
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Making the Most of Your Work Term

First Weeks on the Job

Make the most of your co-op workterm by reaching out to co-workers and fellow co-op students.  Learn the best ways to connect with the people you work with and maybe make some new friends in the process.  You never know who is going to be a useful contact in the future!

By: Rosie Sidle 13084 reads | 0 comments
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How to get your SIAT project into an art gallery

Contests

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 14353 reads | 0 comments
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Why Volunteer on Campus at SFU?

Co-op Reflections

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 17998 reads | 0 comments
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Mechatronics Co-op Alumni Profile: Chris Stewart

Mechatronic Systems Engineering [SRY]

Chris Stewart is a junior engineer at Brock Solutions. He works in the development of control systems for airport baggage handling systems and has been working with Brock since November 2011. 

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Mechatronics Co-op Student Profile: Armaghan Mogouei

Mechatronics

Mogouei shares with all women that are thinking of Mechatronic Systems Engineering as an ideal fit, because it allows you to explore various engineering disciplines and industry application. Armaghan Mogouei is following her dreams through her work with Ballard Power Systems.

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Mechatronics Co-op Profile: Brendon Sauer

Co-operative Education

Fusing the world of Business and Mechatronics, Brendon Sauer has shown that MSE students really can have the bFusing the world of Business and Mechatronics, Brendon Sauer has shown that MSE students really can have the best of both worlds. Read more about his experience at Discover Energy.

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Mechatronics Co-op Student Profile: Spencer Steel

Student Spotlight

Steele is a well-rounded individual who has no doubt that his strong mechanical aptitude derived from restoring classic cars and fabricating Drydock systems for his family company, MRX Marine, has helped him get his last two co-op jobs. He also believes that it is important for MSE students to get involved and have interests outside of lasses.

 

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Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)

Arts and Social Sciences

This January I started my second co-op worterm as an Informational Management Specialist Assistant with the RCMP.

By: Mihai Beschea 4391 reads | 0 comments
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Working as a Taxpayer Services Agent at CRA

Co-op Reflections

Are you considering or planning to work for the government? Read on to find out more about Doug's co-op experience at the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) as a Taxpayer Services Agent and the surprises he encountered during his work term.

By: Doug Chan 22660 reads | 0 comments
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Toren Barnes: Real Property Branch of Public Works and Government Services Canada

Co-operative Education

Innovation and government might not be two words that one usually expects to find in the same sentence.

By: Toren Barnes 3246 reads | 0 comments
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My Eye-Opening Experience

Arts and Social Sciences

Even before the first month of my one year co-op contract with Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) was over, I knew that my co-op experience was going to be different from what I had ever suspected I was getting myself into.

By: Gregory O’Brien 5218 reads | 0 comments
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Words from Within: A Conversation with SFU Alumnus

Co-operative Education

"I wanted to give students practical tips on 2 different things. How being SFU alumni can help you secure a job. How staying involved with the SFU Alumni Association is a mutually beneficial relationship." - Travis Wong, BBA '09

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What does it take to win the Student Communicator of the Year Award?

Communication

In 2011, Marianna Adamian won the IABC/BC Student Communicator of the Year Award. Her successful communication plan focused on a series of presentations she gave as part of her co-op job. Since winning the SCOY award, Marianna has been presented with fantastic networking opportunities, volunteer positions, and prospective job placements.

By: Claire Woodbridge 6853 reads | 0 comments
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Working with Grace: Professional Attire Edition

Seeking Students

T-shirt? Jeans? Flip-flops? Sneakers? Confused about what you should wear for your job interview, work or to a networking event? No fear! Read on “What Not to Wear: Professional Attire Edition” to find out how to dress to impress and for success…

By: gmc2 4963 reads | 0 comments
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Write for Communiqué!

Communication

Writing for Communiqué is an excellent way to gain published writing samples for your portfolio, share what you’ve learned through your co-op experience and contribute to our co-op program!

By: Editor 4267 reads | 0 comments
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Jesse Faltus: A Co-op Student's Success Story

Computing Science

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 12332 reads | 0 comments
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