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Finding the Right Fit: A Guide to Job Hunting

Career Exploration

After reaching the end of her first co-op semester, Amanda, a Business co-op student, reflects on her experience and shares tips on how to find a position that is best suited to help you achieve your goals

By: Amanda Dunbar 774 reads | 0 comments
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Top 5 Things I Learned Working With The Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Co-operative Education

The transition from a normal part-time job to a full-time, career-defining position is not always easy. Read on to find out how Hayley faces her challenges as well as providing 5 valuable strategies to make the most of your co-op experience.

By: Hayley Patrus 651 reads | 0 comments
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Is Co-op Worth It?

Co-op

To do or not to do? In this article, Thuy An talks about the pros of the co-op program and how it can benefit your future career. 

By: Thuy An Lam 1062 reads | 0 comments
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My Adventures working with the BC Lottery Corporation

Co-op

Is working in an unfamiliar industry scary to you? Don’t know what to prepare before working in a co-op? Read on to find out more.

By: Cloris Sun 1371 reads | 0 comments
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Moving From Retail to Corporate : Life as an Operational Specialist at Canadian Western Trust

Co-op

For three years I worked part-time at TD Canada Trust as a customer service representative and eventually a personal banking associate.

By: Phuong Mai 937 reads | 0 comments
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Small Firm, Big Opportunities: Insights into Working at a Small Firm

CPA

If you ever wondered what it was like working at a small to mid-size accounting firm, read on for a few insights from my first co-op work term!

By: Kaadambari Ravi 1076 reads | 0 comments
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Gzowski 2019: Intership with CBC

Co-operative Education

"I cried the day I heard that I had won the CBC Radio Peter Gzowski Internship" Sonya shares her story on how she ended up being an intern at CBC Radio and why it's so important to not give up on your dreams. 

By: Sonya Hartwig 1555 reads | 0 comments
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Golden Opportunity: How I Accidentally Ended Up at a Fortune 500 Mining Company

personal development

What many students may not know is that it can be very disheartening to apply for jobs at first. You may not receive many responses. It feels almost as if all the positions you want have already been filled. 

By: Farah Jhumra 1815 reads | 0 comments
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Becoming A $60K Assistant

personal development

When I first started at PCL as an Administrative Student, I was slightly disappointed.

By: Sharon 975 reads | 0 comments
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Social Media 101: 4 Tips to Ace Social Media Management for an Institution out of Your Expertise

Communication

Curious how to run social media for a company out of your expertise? Take a look at Cristyn's article, where she reveals the best approaches to social media management and get ready to work in the field!

By: Cristyn Fung 1213 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op Journey: How I Landed a Co-op working on 3 New Vessels for the Canadian Coast Guard

Canadian Coast Guard

When life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up. Let your reason get you back up” - Les Brown

By: Seraphina Augustus 1067 reads | 0 comments
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Getting Through the First Month of your Co-op

Management Information Systems (MIS)

Getting Through the First Month of Your Co-op: How do you prepare for a new work term? And how do you survive the first month in a new co-op position? Business Major Anca Zgreaban shares five tips for easing smoothly from a study semester into a working term.

By: Anca Zgreaban 1728 reads | 0 comments
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3 Myths About Working in the Technology Industry Out of Town

Co-op

Working in a technological industry as a non-tech student is much more exciting as you might have thought of it. Hilda shares her experience and debunks three myths about this niche.

By: Hilda Martin Kasyanju 1407 reads | 0 comments
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Corporate Environments DO In Fact Contain Interesting People

Co-operative Education

If you think that working for a corporation is incredibly dull in terms of social connections, take a look at Leo's article, where he busts this myth!

By: Leo Schoch-Tougas 1375 reads | 0 comments
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Being Qualified-ish

Co-op Reflections

Have you ever felt that you are not qualified enough for a job you just got? Privilege explains why it is more than alright to be a newbie and what you should understand about your position to take the best from your co-op term.

By: Privilege Rundogo 1555 reads | 0 comments
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Five Essential Skills for Cmns Co-ops

Co-operative Education

Are you wondering what skills you might need for a job in CMNS? Co-op student Amy unpacks five essential skills for your future CMNS career you might want to develop.

By: Amy Chui 1199 reads | 0 comments
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How to Mess Up at Work and not Get Fired

Co-op

Is messing up at work one of your greatest fears that keeps you up at night? Taylor talks about how to deal with mistakes in the workplace. The end of the world can eventually turn into a valuable experience worthy of mentioning in your resume.

By: Taylor Wagner 1877 reads | 0 comments
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Fake It Till You Make It

Co-op Reflections

“Business courses helped me with workplace etiquette, while Communication courses allowed me to develop different perspectives.” Human Resources student Tabraiz reveals the hidden benefits of applying to jobs outside of your major and gaining a unique, mix-matched skillset.

By: Tabraiz Sanaullah 1446 reads | 0 comments
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What Happens When You "Don't Want to Bother Your Boss" with Questions?

Communique

“Should I ask my boss what to do, or am I being annoying and asking them too many questions?” Leo emphasizes the importance of establishing a clear line of communication with your supervisor and not being afraid to ask for clarification.

By: Leo Schoch-Tougas 1683 reads | 0 comments
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A View from the Other Side of the Table: Interviewing from a Co-op Student's Perspective

Communique

Ever wondered what your interviewers were thinking? Amanda takes us behind the scenes of an interview process and shares how to prepare for trick questions, ways to leave a strong first impression and techniques for highlighting skills and experience. 

By: Amanda Pataky 1823 reads | 0 comments
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Learning to Thrive in Discomfort

Co-operative Education

"Discomfort isn't bad - it's just stepping outside of your comfort zone." From embracing once-in-a-lifetime opportunities, to seeking out constructive feedback, Magali offers ways to survive and succeed in a new work environment.  

By: Magali Bureau 2102 reads | 0 comments
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Read Beyond the Job Description

Co-op

"When you work at a start-up, literally anything can happen." Anmol takes us into a world where content is born out of chaos, and the landscape is dynamic, creative and challenging.  Becoming an integral part of a new company and seeing your creations make an impact can be one of the most rewarding experiences.  

By: Anmol Boparai 1577 reads | 0 comments
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Five Tips to Make Your Long Commute to Work a Little Easier

Co-op Reflections

Mysteries, money management and meditation: how do you spend your commute? Sarah recommends ways to make that daily bus ride feel a little shorter and add extra pep to your work morning. 

By: Sarah Lachance 1906 reads | 0 comments
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Struggles of an Extrovert: Tips for Embracing your Work Environment Preferences

Communique

"Can an office be "too quiet"? Is that even a thing?" Certified extrovert Sonya shares advice for adjusting to a new workplace and explains how to conduct a thorough 'me-search'.  

By: Sonya Hartwig 2130 reads | 0 comments
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Discovering my career path in Investment Management

Investment Management

My university experience has been a roller coaster to say the least. From moving to a brand-new city without knowing anyone to embarking on multiple co-ops in finance related roles, I discovered who I wanted to become and the path I needed to take to get there.

By: Chris Moric 1401 reads | 0 comments
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When You Don't Get 'The ONE'

Communique

So maybe you did not land your dream co-op job.  Don't despair - Rutendo explains how an unexpected position might just be a huge blessing in disguise.  

By: Rutendo Munatsirei 1796 reads | 0 comments
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A Series of Fortunate Events

Co-operative Education

Mechatronic Systems Engineering student Guninder Malhi, shares how experience gained  through an SFU research position allowed him to build the skills necessary to kick start a career. 

By: Guninder Malhi 1595 reads | 0 comments
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Preparing for End of Life Care: An Interview with Shannon Ediger

Geriatric Care

How do you want to live at the end of your life? Seerit Hara shares her interview with her co-op supervisor at Langley Memorial Hospital about the importance of advance care planning. 

By: Seerit Hara 1595 reads | 0 comments
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Paving the Way for Community Engagement

Co-operative Education

Engaging with our communities provides opportunities to connect, grow, and give back. Jasleen shares how her co-op with the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue lived up to SFU's reputation as Canada's most engaged university. 

By: Jasleen Bains 1670 reads | 0 comments
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When it Comes to Your Career, Try Everything

Co-operative Education

Do you look into the future and see a thousand different paths after graduation? Juliette reflects on her time at Careers in Communications and reveals the benefits of figuring out what you hate before deciding what you love.  

By: Juliette Halliday 2160 reads | 0 comments
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