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From School to Designing for The City of Surrey

MySurrey

"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 3307 reads | 0 comments
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I Did a Work Term Extension and So Should You!

Work Integrated Learning

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 11236 reads | 0 comments
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The Marathon of the Service Desk: A First Nations Health Authority Co-op Experience

School of Interactive Arts & Technology (SIAT)

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 13747 reads | 0 comments
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A Fish on Land: Adjusting to a Company’s Work Culture

Communication

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 13158 reads | 0 comments
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Dream Internship Follows Less-than-glamorous Co-op Placement

Co-operative Education

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 12103 reads | 0 comments
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Bradley’s interviews with Facebook [Part 3]: App Review

Communication, Art and Technology

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

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 1] Recruiter

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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Tips on Starting Your Portfolio

Communication, Art and Technology

“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 15959 reads | 0 comments
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Diana's Creative Messes

Crafts

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

By: Melissa Chungfat 12035 reads | 0 comments
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If I Could Only Offer Three Pieces of Advice . . .

SIAT Co-op

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 5421 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 3935 reads | 0 comments
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Johnson Zhu's video of his Co-op experience in Japan

Co-op

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 8780 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 14002 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 16106 reads | 0 comments
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How to get your SIAT project into an art gallery

Work Projects

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 13778 reads | 0 comments
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Paul’s journey to landing his first Co-op job

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 5672 reads | 0 comments
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Justin Lim's Co-op Success Story: Working with the Singapore Youth Olympic Games

Singapore

If Justin Lim could describe his international co-op experience in one word, it would be AWESOME! Read on to find out more about his unique opportunity to work with the Singapore Youth Olympic Games in Summer 2010 as a multimedia producer and his eye-opening experience working overseas.

By: Melanie Woo 6862 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op Students Help Showcase Youth Art

Youth Visions

Five students from Simon Fraser University’s School of Interactive Arts and Technology are spending the summer at a Surrey high school, helping turn more than 900 pieces of B.C.’s youth art into a virtual showcase.

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