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Imposter Syndrome and the Benefits of a 16-month Internship at IBM

Insecurity

"So how do you overcome that voice inside your head, telling you that you’re not good enough and that it’s only a matter of time before someone finds out you’re a fake?". Read Josh's story to learn how he overcame the imposter syndrome during his internship as a designer for IBM. 

By: Joshua Fan 254 reads | 0 comments
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What I Didn’t Learn In Design School

Communication, Art and Technology

Earning a co-op internship, especially internationally, can be tough but once you earn the opportunity it can be a wonderful learning experience. Nikita was accepted for a UX design internship in Amsterdam and faced some unforeseeable challenges. Read on to find out some of the key lessons that Nikita took away from her experience.

By: Nikita Tauro 299 reads | 0 comments
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How To Work With Developers (For Designers)

SIAT Co-op

Worried about succeeding in the workplace as a designer and developer? Especially an intense and speedy one? Read on to discover Macguire tips has picked up while working at Visier, an analytics platform.  

By: Macguire Rintoul 230 reads | 0 comments
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From School to Designing for The City of Surrey

OLC Blog

"I am working on creating a single solution for citizens to request information held by the City that will meet the needs of multiple business lines" - read more about Allison's experience working with the City of Surrey.

By: Allison Chen 3730 reads | 0 comments
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I Did a Work Term Extension and So Should You!

Top Tip Lists

Accepting a job with SFU International Co-op, Christy only expected to complete a four-month work term. This all changed when she was offered a work term extension. If you’re considering whether or not you should accept a work term extension, Christy has three big reasons why you should. 

By: Christy Liu 11433 reads | 0 comments
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The Marathon of the Service Desk: A First Nations Health Authority Co-op Experience

Co-operative Education

Do you enjoy working with computers? Do you find the idea of solving puzzles to be exhilarating? Do you want to help people get introduced to the world of computers? If so, perhaps a Service Desk Analyst will be a perfect fit for you. Follow SIAT student, Michael Sandrin, in his first occupational adventure: working as a Service Desk Analyst for the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA). 

By: Michael Sandrin 14071 reads | 0 comments
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A Fish on Land: Adjusting to a Company’s Work Culture

office culture

Nervous heart palpitations, a piercing adrenaline rush, and a case of the stutters; like many Co-op students on their first day at work, I had just been asked to present an introductory speech in front of my colleagues.

By: Fiona Leung 13438 reads | 0 comments
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Dream Internship Follows Less-than-glamorous Co-op Placement

School of Interactive Arts & Technology (SIAT)

Nick Doering was not looking for a co-op job at SFU, but soon discovered that his work at SFU’s SIAT department was a great first step to landing a position at a high profile company.

By: Nick Doering 12248 reads | 0 comments
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Bradley’s interviews with Facebook [Part 3]: App Review

Facebook

Ever wondered what it would be like to be interviewed by Facebook?  Bradley Sutherland, a recent graduate from SFU’s Interactive Arts and Technology and a specialist in interactive design, was selected to be interviewed by the social media giant.  Bradley shared his 3 part interview experience with the OLC.

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Bradley’s interviews with Facebook: [Part 2] Portfolio Review

Interviews

Ever wondered what it would be like to be interviewed by Facebook?  Bradley Sutherland, a recent graduate from SFU’s Interactive Arts and Technology and a specialist in interactive design, was selected to be interviewed by the social media giant.  Bradley shared his 3 part interview experience with the OLC. 

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Bradley’s interviews with Facebook: [Part 1] Recruiter

Phone Interview

Ever wondered what it would be like to be interviewed by Facebook?  Bradley Sutherland, a recent graduate from SFU’s Interactive Arts and Technology and a specialist in interactive design, was selected to be interviewed by the social media giant.  Bradley shared his 3 part interview experience with the OLC.

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Tips on Starting Your Portfolio

Portfolio

“Do you have a portfolio?” When you think about the question itself, it is very simple. In form and construction, the only answer you will ever need is one of two options: yes or no. However, putting it into context changes the entire game.

By: Patricia Pama 16157 reads | 0 comments
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Diana's Creative Messes

SIAT Co-op

SIAT student Diana Luong has been crafting up a storm. Check out her latest work on her Creative Messes blog.

By: Melissa Chungfat 12155 reads | 0 comments
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If I Could Only Offer Three Pieces of Advice . . .

RIM

I would say to never give up, to really spend time tailoring the cover letter to the employer, and to apply for jobs that you may not initially like…because you never know what’s out there until you explore the opportunities!

By: Christie Wong 5539 reads | 0 comments
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Tracy's Co-op Success Story: Implementing WIL's House of Horrors Installation into an Interactive Online Version.

SIAT Co-op

On Wednesday, October 31st, the spooky haunted house returned in SFU Surrey Mezzanine. Spider webs and fiendlike masks took over the booth - what was that all about?

By: Tracy Choi 4024 reads | 0 comments
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Johnson Zhu's video of his Co-op experience in Japan

Japan

Johnson Zhu is doing an 11-month Co-op internship as a 3D Corporate Identity Designer with Fukui Byora. This video shows off some of his wordly experience.

By: Johnson Zhu 8911 reads | 0 comments
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Crafty SIAT resume showed on CTV

SIAT Co-op

Diana Luong is a fourth year SIAT student who's HootSuite resume was shown on CTV.

By: Melissa Chungfat 14199 reads | 0 comments
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Featured projects of a Co-op Marketing & Communications Assistant

Co-op

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 16223 reads | 0 comments
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How to get your SIAT project into an art gallery

Professional Development

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 13955 reads | 0 comments
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Paul’s journey to landing his first Co-op job

SIAT Co-op

Paul Methot worked very hard for two semesters and his efforts paid off when he landed his first Co-op position with Drexel University in Philadelphia in Marketing and Design.

By: Paul Methot 5810 reads | 0 comments
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