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5 Ways to Avoid the Long Distance Travel Blues

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A long bus or plane ride is associated with awkward social situations, a lack of food options, the weird tiny bathroom in the back, and of course, trying not to become mind-numbingly bored.  I’ve investigated past personal experiences to build a survival guide to avoid the long-distance travel blues.

By: Daniel Frolick 5637 reads | 0 comments
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Work at One of the Big Four Accounting Firms: PwC

Audit and Assurance division

Ever wondered what it would be like working for one of the big four accounting firms? Cameron shares his insight into working for PwC and their Audit and Assurance division, including key responsibilities and advice to help you succeed!

By: Cameron Axenty 4842 reads | 0 comments
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Choosing Whether to Extend Your Co-op Placement? 6 Tips to Help You Make the Decision

building skills

A couple months into your Co-op placement and your manager comes up to you and asks you to stay and work with them for another semester? What do you do? If you’re having a hard time deciding, Michelle Raine is here to offer her six tips in helping you decide whether or not to take that extension.

By: Michelle Raine 2153 reads | 0 comments
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Getting the Most Out of Your Work Term: Nine Tips for Success

Top Tip Lists

Jordan began his co-op at TELUS with a limited skillset and a lack of experience. Eight months later, he left TELUS with more than he could have imagined. In this blog post, he shares nine tips that helped him find success during his work term. 

By: Jordan Eng 3443 reads | 0 comments
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Making Wild Ducks Fly: IBM Extreme Blue Internship

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Do you thrive on innovation and creativity? Enjoy developing ground-up software solutions? If so, IBM’s Extreme Blue internship is for you. It is where business, innovation, research, and software development meet to provide solutions to satisfy business needs. Read on to learn about Warunika’s experience as an Extreme Blue intern in software development.

By: Warunika Ranaweera 4643 reads | 0 comments
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The Art of (Not) Having It All Figured Out

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Choosing a career is not about selecting an archetype (like ‘lawyer’, or ‘doctor’, or ‘teacher’), but about exploring who you are, what your skill set is, and what type of career will be a good fit for you. In this blog, I talk about letting go of the pressure to have it all figured out, and to instead embrace different ideas and explore different options to find a career that fits. 

By: Claire Wallace 5933 reads | 0 comments
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An Interview with Alley Theatre

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The Professional Development Coordinator at SFU's School for the Contemporary Arts interviews Daniel Arnold and Marisa Emma Smith from Alley Theatre about the company, their interest in working with students and advice for emerging artists.

By: Chelsea Hunter 3315 reads | 0 comments
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IMS: A Beacon of Light for Petite Prospective Physiotherapists

Co-operative Education

Have you thought about physiotherapy as a career option, or as part of your plan to rid your body of aches or pains? This article focuses on my own personal experiences with Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) at my co-op placement, and how it has affected my back pain as well as my future in physiotherapy. 

By: Sereen Hon 1296 reads | 0 comments
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5 Important Lessons I Learned From My First Co-op

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Nervous about your first co-op job? Don’t be! These five tips will help prepare you for success and boost your confidence levels in no time. Keep calm & read on!

By: Ellen Lu 2556 reads | 0 comments
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6 Reasons Why We Like Research

Co-operative Education

The department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology (BPK) will be hosting its 8th Annual Research Day on Friday, March 31. Twelve BPK undergraduate students were asked a simple question: What do you like about research? After compiling all of their responses, I present to you six reasons why we like research!

By: Olivia Aguiar 1781 reads | 0 comments
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What Does a Student Kinesiologist Do, Anyways?

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Looking through co-op job postings and have no idea what a job as a Student Kinesiologist entails? I didn’t either. Now that I’ve worked as one, I’m here to shine some light on the subject. 

By: Andrea Forer 4239 reads | 0 comments
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10 Tips for Working with Seniors

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For some, seniors can be intimidating and difficult to work with. However, after working as a Student Kinesiologist with 6-8 different clients on a daily basis, I have compiled a list of 10 tips and tricks to help anyone working with seniors in any context, not just kinesiology.  

By: Matthew Butt 3083 reads | 0 comments
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From Retail to Public Servant: a Learning Curve

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The RCMP is a sought out employer for criminology students. If your main experience to date is in the retail sector, then there is a lot to discover about interviewing and working in the Public Service. Danika shares her experience moving from retail to working for the RCMP. 

By: Danika Plante Mahnic 4521 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op Experience as an International Student

Co-operative Education

As an international student Ha Na had the reality of high tuition, no work experience and challenges in finding employment.  She decided co-op was the solution to learn professional work search skills and gain related employment while attending university.  She shares her challenges and successes along the way.

 

By: Ha Na Ryu 1985 reads | 0 comments
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Recruitment & Career Development: What Employers Want

Work Search

Having been involved in recruitment and on-boarding processes, discussions with managers and engineering recruitment teams, I share my experiences in recruitment and career development to give you insight into what employers are looking for. 

By: Paul Vu 4001 reads | 0 comments
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5 Things Learned From Living & Working in Another Country

UX Design

From the highest of highs to the lowest of lows, I share my experiences and lessons learned from when I lived and worked in the heart of Bavaria, Germany at the adidas Group global headquarters.

By: Gary Li 3751 reads | 0 comments
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Videography: From Hobby to Career

Vancouver Coastal Health

Something that first starts out as a hobby may eventually grow into a highly tangible skill that is valued in the eyes of potential employers. For Jessica, she never considered her ability to create stories from videos would be good enough to pursue a career in it. But that all changed when Vancouver Coastal Health called and offered her a position as a videographer.

By: Jessica Fan 3098 reads | 0 comments
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Stop Worrying and Start Living: Using Uncertainties to Discover Yourself

International

Take a deep breath. Look around you. Everyone has uncertainties! However, embracing your uncomfortable and uncertain situation is the first step to discovering yourself.  

By: Richard Han 3762 reads | 0 comments
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Volunteering during your Non-Profit Co-op is Valuable

Non profit

Working for a non-profit organization may not always be on the radar for co-op students. However, the chance to support diverse communities throughout the Lower Mainland can be an extremely rewarding experience. For Rachael, the chance to volunteer with Union Gospel Mission’s Streetlight program, while working for the organization at the same time, was an opportunity she couldn’t pass up. 

 

By: Rachael Allen 2484 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Joins National Conversation on International Learning Experiences for Students

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SFU has joined the Canadian Bureau for International Education’s (CBIE) Learning Beyond Borders (LBB) initiative to inspire more students to take advantage of learning experiences in other countries. Learn more about this initiative and what is means for you! 

By: Justin Wong 2443 reads | 0 comments
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