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Moldovan Memories Part 4: My Care Placement in the Village

Diversity & Inclusion

Moving from the city into a village in Moldova, Kerri Jang finds herself surrounded by animals and fruit trees as she lives with a host family, while organizing wheelchair basketball and tennis through The Motivatie Association.

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Working For the Feds: An Interview with CIDA’s Executive Vice President, David Moloney

federal government

David Moloney, SFU’s Champion from the Federal Government, has described himself as someone who “…can’t decide what he wants to do when he grows up.” In this post, David provides insight into what governments are looking for when they hire. 

By: Emily Ross 1959 reads | 0 comments
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Mila Lukic: A Co-op Student's Success Story

Co-operative Education

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 8846 reads | 0 comments
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Flying the Coop: A Change of Pace in Ottawa

Co-operative Education

Through Arts Co-op, I landed a position which has helped me bridge the gap between education and the workforce, and has also provided me with valuable experience working in the Canadian public service.

By: Ryan Kitching 2187 reads | 0 comments
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Treaty Negotiations with INAC

International Studies

If you’d asked me back when I first joined the Co-op program, I wouldn’t have predicted that I’d be working for Indigenous and North Affairs Canada (INAC).

By: Ryan Schmidt 2532 reads | 0 comments
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Josh Pablo, Results System Tester for VANOC

Career Exploration

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.

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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.

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English Alumnus Finds Work in Social Development through SFU Co-op

English
Nicole Skuce, Arts and Social Sciences Co-op alumnus, was able to use her networking skills to turn one of her Co-op work terms into a career. Read on to discover how she effectively used her time at SFU as a stepping stone to her current position.
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Computing Science: Co-op Student Profile: Vanessa Wong

IBM

Learn about CS Co-op student Vanessa Wong’s exciting experiences at ArtStarts and IBM, her second and third Co-op work terms. Currently in her fourth year of studies, Vanessa is working towards completing a joint major in Computing Science and Business Administration.

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What Learning Objectives can do for you

Professional Development

A successful Co-op work term can involve many factors, one of which is developing and working towards meeting your learning objectives. Developing a learning objective helps you to think about what you want to accomplish during your upcoming work term and begin developing a plan for how you’ll achieve success.

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Student Spotlight: Iris Eom

Science & Environment

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.

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A Co-op Experience: A New Journey

Science

SFU is proud to announce that Mona Jalili from BPK, earlier this year becoming the CAFCE Student of the Year, has now won ACE Student of the Year. CAFCE and ACE are Canadian co-op associations dedicated to the fostering and advancement of post-secondary co-operative education in Canada. Read on for her story

By: Mona Jalili 5446 reads | 0 comments
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Public Relations Face-Off

Communication

It was the job I was told I was lucky to get: the PR Intern at Grey Vancouver, and I’m not going to lie, it wasn’t the first time I had applied for it. Yet when it came to my first day, I was absolutely terrified. I had no idea what I was doing, I had no prior public relations experience......

By: Jocelyne Leszczynski & Sarah Allin 2262 reads | 0 comments
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Media Relations: Dos & Dont's

Co-op Reflections

One of the most exciting aspects of my co-op position as B.C. Used Oil Management Association (BCUOMA) summer ambassador is the interaction with the media.

By: Katya Kirsch 2498 reads | 0 comments
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On Campus Like?

Communication, Art and Technology

Working for International Co-op at SFU has provided me with a wide range of experiences to boost my portfolio and resume. As the Communications and Marketing Assistant for SFU International Co-op, I worked......

By: Courtney Novotny 2347 reads | 0 comments
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Past and Current Co-op Students Answer... “What is Working?"

Co-op Reflections

For most undergraduates, a co-op placement is a rare opportunity to escape the lecture hall and start working in the “real” corporate, professional, and managerial world. In the summer, one of the last things a potential co-op student would consider is taking a job on campus.....

By: Tyler Morgenstern 2398 reads | 0 comments
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The Road Behind And Ahead

Communique

Years ago, I was sitting in a lecture for my Communication 200 class listening to two powerhouse women talk (in great partnership and camaraderie) to our class about the benefits of co-operativeedu

By: Trevor Howes 2287 reads | 0 comments
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The “SURVIVIAL” Guide to CBSA

Co-op Reflections

CBSA is a government agency by the name of Canada Border Services Agency or in français, Agence des  services frontaliers du Canada. We are the so-called “Customs and Immigration people” or any other derogatory term to your preference. At the border, we are those people who ask you questions such as “where did you go” and “why did you go there”.

By: Penny Chau 27785 reads | 0 comments
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A Second Term in Government: More of the Same?

Government

Having completed my first work term for Health Canada as a Communications Officer Intern, I was eager to try something new, and the government was not where I believed that was going to happen. That is until I was offered a position at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada...

By: Courtney Novotny 2691 reads | 0 comments
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The Co-op Connection Helps Retention

Psychology

Did you know that one out of every four students will not return after their first year of university? What can we do to increase the retention of high risk students?

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