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4 Reasons Why You Should Work for a Non-Profit

Communication, Art and Technology

Want your career to make a meaningful impact on your community and the world, but don't know how?  Davina shares how working in the non-profit sector may just be the solution.

By: Davina Gounden 6136 reads | 0 comments
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Getting Started in a Startup: My Co-op at Coral Health

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‘How do I market something that I don’t fully understand?’ - Claire Patterson talks about her marketing co-op experience at Coral Health.

By: Claire Patterson 3627 reads | 0 comments
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Boy Meets World: Tripping and Falling into the Tech Industry

Communication, Art and Technology

Deciding whether to do Co-op or not?  Braedon shares his experience with Co-op and how it can give you a competitive edge.

By: Braedon Lim 3996 reads | 0 comments
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The Pre-Interview Pep-Talk You Never Knew You Needed

staying calm

Ivy Choi gives some insightful and practical tips on dealing with those nasty pre-interview jitters.

By: Ivy Choi 2749 reads | 0 comments
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Organize Yourself: Tips on Managing Your Work

Co-op

Sharon gives useful and practical tips on how to manage your time and work!

By: Sharon Chen 1928 reads | 0 comments
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A Penny in a Sea of Sheldons: My Co-op at TRIUMF

Co-op Reflections

You see a job posting, you read the description, you become interested. You apply for the job, you get interviewed, then you get hired. Now what? Anh Vu, shares how she learned the ropes at TRIUMF. 

By: Thuy Anh (Anne) Vu 3350 reads | 0 comments
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How I Discovered a New Career Path at TELUS

Business

Teodora Mircea's co-op experience offered much more than just work experience. Her co-op with Telus allowed her to create a new career path and learn that there's more to being a Business Analyst  than analyzing data and creating spreadsheets.

By: Teodora Mircea 3662 reads | 0 comments
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Choosing a Start-Up Over a Large Corporation

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Are you uncertain whether to pursue a co-op at a large corporation or a small company? Sharon Huang shares why she chose to launch her career at a start-up. 

By: Sharon Huang 2044 reads | 0 comments
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A Co-op Story

Co-operative Education

The future can seem pretty uncertain when you are an undergraduate. How do you make the leap from university student to employed professional?  Read how co-op allowed four students to create some big things while gaining real-world experience and having a bit of fun along the way. 

By: Jennifer Wibisono 10287 reads | 0 comments
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Five Easy Hacks to Excel at your Co-op!

Co-op Reflections

When it comes to an experience of a lifetime like an internship, the one question we ask ourselves over and over again is “how do I make the most out of this experience?” In this blog, I would like to share with you five game-changing strategies that you can start implementing at work!

By: Pat Chaisang 3538 reads | 0 comments
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Loving the Non-Profit Life

Co-operative Education

Working at non-profit organizations may have a less-than-desirable reputation among students, especially regarding pay and prestige; and while it may not look as glamorous as working in a big corporate firm, it has a few unique perks to help you gain valuable experience. 

By: Mikaela Nuval 2178 reads | 0 comments
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Growing Your Skills by the Hour: Working in a Fast-paced Start-up

Other

"As I am writing this, I am only halfway through my eight-month software development co-op at Clio, but I already can confidently say that these four months might be the most valuable part of my time at SFU so far."

By: Matvei Rudenko 2291 reads | 0 comments
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The Adventures of a Rookie Accountant

Co-op Reflections

Scroll down to read about my co-op experience at an accounting firm.

By: Enoch Cheung 2124 reads | 0 comments
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Familiar, Yet Not So Familiar

Co-operative Education

International Co-ops aren't the only way to submerge yourself in a culture.  Gurleen shares her co-op experience through which she gained a new perspective of her culture right here in Vancouver.  

By: Gurleen Dhessi 3407 reads | 0 comments
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Learning by Doing: How Co-op puts Theory into Practice

Verathon

Puneet Sran shares her experience from her most recent co-op with Verathon: "As someone who never imagined being an engineer, I have been extremely fortunate to work in such a technical field, among highly intelligent individuals". 

By: Puneet Sran 2956 reads | 0 comments
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How to be a Newbie: Pro Tips for Non-Pros

Co-operative Education
Co-op is a learning experience. Learning experiences aren’t about the “Aha!” moments. They’re about how you get there – and carry yourself through awkward growing pains... 
By: Tyler Miller 5670 reads | 0 comments
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New Opportunities in a Changing Canada

Co-op Reflections

A co-op semester at Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC) allowed International Studies student, William Reid, to learn more about Canada's relationship with Indigenous people. Read more, here. 

By: William Reid 2185 reads | 0 comments
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Four Non-CMNS Courses That Have Contributed to My Co-op Success

Communique

Think WQB requirements aren't relevant to your field of study? Think again! Kar Hing shares four non-communications courses that helped her succeed on her Co-op work term.

By: Kar Hing Ng 2613 reads | 0 comments
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Working in an English-Speaking Environment

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In today's global labour market, the ability to converse in a second language is an increasingly useful skill. Here, Jessica Tse shares some tips she learned as an international student from Hong Kong working in an English speaking environment. 

By: Jessica Tse 5656 reads | 0 comments
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Working for Purpose, Not for Profit

Co-operative Education

Applying for his first co-op placement, Business student, Jeffery Choi wanted a job that would be exciting and challenging, but more than anything, fulfilling. Looking for work with purpose, Jeff spent his first co-op as a Campaign Associate for the United Way of the Lower Mainland.  

By: Jeffery Choi 2607 reads | 0 comments
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Thinking Outside the Box: How Volunteering Translates to Work Skills

Parent Support Services Society of BC

Criminology student, Rachel Tong shares how her volunteer experience helped her develop the marketing and community engagement skills neccesary for a co-op position with Parent Support Services of BC

By: Rachel Tong 3762 reads | 0 comments
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I Spent Too Long Deliberating Co-op: Why You Should Hit That Apply Button

Life Experience

To Co-op or not? Sasha shares her story of how rewarding it can be to break out of the stereotypical career path and going out of your comfort zone.

By: Sasha Zalyvadna 4722 reads | 0 comments
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A Short Guide to Finding your Passion

Mechatronic Systems Engineering [SRY]

Veteran co-op student, Mouataz Kaddoura, shares valuable lessons learned from co-op terms with Avigilon, MENRVA, Biomedical Research Lab, and Shield-X Technology. 

By: Mouataz Kaddoura 2811 reads | 0 comments
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How to Rock the 9 to 5 Lifestyle

Career Exploration

Transitioning from student life to a 9-5 working lifestyle can take a bit time. Luckily, Jamie has a couple tips to help you quickly adjust and help you make the most of it!

By: Jamie Hill 4062 reads | 0 comments
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Five Things the Average Science Co-op Applicant Doesn’t Know

Co-op

"It’s normal to not hear back from interviewers." Wait, what?! Science student, Richard Hsia has some sage advice to ease your mind and sharpen your competitive edge in your co-op job search. 

By: Richard Hsia 1768 reads | 0 comments
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A Summer with Parks Canada

Co-operative Education

To be a member of Parks Canada's Toronto Urban Outreach you must first become an expert in the regions incredible national heritage sites. Environmental Science student, Francesca Marquez shares how exploring Canada's heritage sites prepared her to share her knowledge with the public during Canada's 150th anniversary. 

By: Francesca Marquez 2131 reads | 0 comments
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Insights Into Working with a Global Tech Firm

Co-operative Education

The tech sector is one of the world's fastest growing industries, making it the perfect place to launch a career. But where does that leave students with non-technical backgrounds? Following a coveted internship with SAP, Beedie student, Kevin Ng, shares his experience of working with a global tech firm. 

By: Kevin Ng 1859 reads | 0 comments
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Saving the Environment - One Co-op at a Time!

Workplace Success

Soroush Jafaryvahed set out to learn something new every day on his co-op with Ballard Power. The experience taught him that just because you are only with a company a short time, as as student, doesn’t mean that you can’t make a lasting impact. 

 

By: Soroush M. Jafaryvahed 1707 reads | 0 comments
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5 Reasons why you Should Move for that Co-op Position

International Co-op

Ever spotted your dream co-op position on MyExperience but found out it was on the other side of the country? Or worse overseas! Srijani Datta, is here to tell you about why you should, in fact, relocate for co-op. 

By: Srijani Datta 3091 reads | 0 comments
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Part 2: The Lowdown on Microplastics

Resource and Environmental Management

Graduate student, Stephen Chastain spent two co-op terms conducting research into microscopic pollution in our oceans. Here, he shares what he learned about this pressing issue  and its global implications. 

By: Stephen Chastain 2932 reads | 0 comments
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