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Leave University with Years of Relevant Experience: Do 3+ Co-op Work Terms

Professional Development

Getting a great job without experience can be tough. Business Co-op Program Manager, Tanya Behrisch explains how to graduate with not just work experience but more than a year of relevant experience, all while completing your degree. 

By: Tanya Behrisch 2081 reads | 0 comments
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Five Resources to Access when Seeking Your Co-op Job

Co-op Reflections

Searching for and adapting to your first co-op work term can be tough and quite unexpected. Jordan reveals five tested practices for boosting your resume and building confidence. 

By: Jordan Sukkau 1885 reads | 0 comments
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As a Senior Co-op Student, What Do I Get for My $800 Tuition?

Business

Thinking about joining the co-op program but hesitant at the idea of having to pay tuition?!? Tanya Behrisch explains the costs and benefits of co-op and the advantages of investing in career development while you are a student. 

By: Tanya Behrisch 2794 reads | 0 comments
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The Government of Canada: The Digital World of Information Management – PART II

Workplace Success

In the last part of this two part series, criminology student Julia Apeles shares her experience working as an Information Managment Specialist with the federal government. 

By: Julia Apeles 2082 reads | 0 comments
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The Co-op Balancing Act

Co-op

Hazel Cheung discusses the importance of creating work-life balance and an awesome office culture while on co-op with the RCMP. 

 

By: Hazel Cheung 2111 reads | 0 comments
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Picking a Community Over a 'Workplace'

Career Exploration

Shonnah talks about her co-op experience with MTU Maintenance 

By: Shonnah Hoy 1756 reads | 0 comments
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Why Your Workplace Environment Matters

Co-operative Education

There are many things to consider when deciding on your co-op, here are some tips to ensure you have the best co-op experience!

By: Samantha Manalac 2178 reads | 0 comments
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Why a Co-op Position Downtown Might be for You

english bay

Considering a Co-op position in downtown Vancouver? Find out the perks and challenges of working in Vancouver’s bustling business district.

By: Nicole Bourne 1834 reads | 0 comments
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Is your Employer Doing Enough for the Community?

Teck Resources Ltd.

Are you curious about what impact your employer has on the larger world? Reading about it is not enough! Get up, get out, contribute and see for yourself!

By: Julie Nguyen 2321 reads | 0 comments
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Three Lessons from Twenty-Four Months on the Job

Co-op Reflections

"I’d be hard pressed to say I have my life figured out – I really don’t."  Ryan shares what his Co-op journey has taught him and some tips for anyone who is currently doing Co-op.

By: Ryan Lee 26794 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op in Clinical Research: Tips for Succeeding in the Workplace

B.C. Children's Hospital

Fahimeh Karimi talks about her research co-op with the BC Children's Hospital.

By: Fahimeh Karimi 2434 reads | 0 comments
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Career Paths Are Never a Straight Line

Applied Sciences

Mechatronic Systems Engineering student Sheldon Maciel shares his story of braving rejection and uncertainty before finding his path. 

By: Sheldon Maciel 1557 reads | 0 comments
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Pushing Through Rejections: The Co-op Hunt

Business

Finding a co-op is no easy feat! Read on to see how Emily managed to find hers. 

By: Emily King 2103 reads | 0 comments
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Good Manners? Who Cares?

Leadership

Do manners even matter? We think so! Business Co-op Program Manager, Tanya Behrisch shares why manners still count and are the finishing touch for young professionals starting out their careers. 

By: Tanya Behrisch 1904 reads | 0 comments
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Why is Risk Relevant?

Leadership

A willingness to take risks is often what separates the successful from the very successful. But why is risk so relevant and how can you build up your tolerance for making the bold decisions that will lead to better careers? SFU's Business Co-op Manager, Tanya Behrisch shares why the ability to take risks matters. 

By: Tanya Behrisch 2132 reads | 0 comments
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One Major and Endless Possibilities: The Wisdom I learned From My First Co-op

Co-operative Education

Thinking of changing your career path?  Saniya explains why it's normal for your career path to not be linear and redefines what it will look like for most of us.

By: Saniya Jakupova 10198 reads | 0 comments
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What Does It Mean to Program Engagement?

Co-operative Education

FASS Student, Shina discusses her experiences leading a team on her Co-op experience and how she found success at her role!

By: Shina Kaur 4579 reads | 0 comments
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How to Save Money While in Co-op

Co-operative Education

"Sounds silly at first, but have you ever received a paycheque on the 15th and by the 20th you have no idea where it went? Here are a few ways to tackle sneaky spending..."

By: Ashley Schultheiss 3097 reads | 0 comments
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The Government of Canada: The Importance of Information Management – PART I

Criminology

What happens when a Criminology student meets the administration. Learn more about Julia’s experience in the world of Information Management as it transitions away from paperwork and towards technology. 

By: Julia Apeles 2390 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op Experience as an Introvert

Introvert

Have a difficult time talking to people in the workplace? Are you worried about your upcoming Co-op experience? Jeffrey has some tips for you that will help you find success at your workplace!

By: Jeffrey Au 3658 reads | 0 comments
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The 201st Application

Co-operative Education

Are you in your seeking semester for Co-op? Buckle up! Ashlin shares how things can get tough in the process and how persistence is key for success.   

By: Ashlin Roche 3341 reads | 0 comments
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“What Do You Study in Communication?”

Communication, Art and Technology

What exactly is the study of communications?  What are the career paths can it can lead to?  Amy attempts to answer these surprisingly common questions (even among communications students!) through Co-op.

By: Amy Chui 2784 reads | 0 comments
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4 Reasons Why You Should Work for a Non-Profit

Co-operative Education

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 6662 reads | 0 comments
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Getting Started in a Startup: My Co-op at Coral Health

Co-operative Education

‘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 4211 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 4591 reads | 0 comments
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The Pre-Interview Pep-Talk You Never Knew You Needed

Co-operative Education

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

By: Ivy Choi 3467 reads | 0 comments
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Organize Yourself: Tips on Managing Your Work

Co-operative Education

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

By: Sharon Chen 2292 reads | 0 comments
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A Penny in a Sea of Sheldons: My Co-op at TRIUMF

Co-op

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 3821 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 4371 reads | 0 comments
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Choosing a Start-Up Over a Large Corporation

Business

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 2528 reads | 0 comments
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