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Worth It.

Arts and Social Sciences

Natasha shares why she found waiting for the ‘right’ co-op was worth it for her.  After a lot of determination and persistence she was able to land a job that was worth all the hard work and spent an amazing summer at Options. 

By: Natasha Jackson 1096 reads | 0 comments
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Taking on the Challenge of Design

Co-operative Education

For Samit Bariana, design was always the most challenging aspect of working in communications. That was until he completed a design-related project during his co-op work term with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

By: Samit Bariana 1485 reads | 0 comments
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Life as a Co-op Student at Sage

Engineering

In this article, Software Systems student, Ligang shares about doing a co-op at Sage in an interview style post. 

By: Ligang Guo 1153 reads | 0 comments
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Get Ahead in the Race to Graduate Studies

Professional Development

Even though fall, 2016, is more than a year away, now is a great time – if not a necessary time – to get ahead in applying for professional programs, graduate studies and graduate scholarships. Eric Cai highlights some of these major pursuits and their fast-approaching deadlines.

By: Eric Cai 1328 reads | 0 comments
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My Life Among Birkenstocks

Retail

Walking into my first day of work for my co-op term at The Right Shoe, all I expected was just another retail job. But upon arriving at work, I quickly realized how much more informative and applicable to my degree the experience would be. What I thought would be just another retail experience turned out to be one of the most interesting, informative and relevant experiences of my life.

By: Biomedical Footwear Assessor 1237 reads | 0 comments
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Getting out of my Rut: How Co-op Changed my Life

Mechatronic Systems Engineering [SRY]

Jason shares how co-op has helped him develop personally and professionally.  He takes us back in time and back as he shares his life before co-op and contrasts it to where he is now. 

By: Jason Wallace 1326 reads | 0 comments
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5 Reasons To Accept a Co-op Work Term Extension

creating connections

Communication Co-op student Kit Crowe gives you 5 good reasons why you should accept that co-op work term extension. 

By: Kit Crowe 2245 reads | 0 comments
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University Bocconi campus abroad class

Business

Clair shares her experience with Campus Abroad through SFU Beedie, and how Italy was brought to her! 

By: Clair Lam 1023 reads | 0 comments
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Student Success Story: Carmen van Soest

Student Spotlight

"I hope to be someone that other Indigenous youth can look up to, and a person that others can count on in my everyday life. And hopefully I can get into Law school so I can help Indigenous peoples fight for their rights." 

By: Carmen van Soest 1293 reads | 0 comments
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Student Success Story: Kayla Mitchell

Indigenous Career

"Just do it! If you get invested in your education you want to continue, and the rewards are extraordinary! Even when it is hard, you continue to do it. I’ve learned so much since starting, it’s phenomenal."

By: Kayla Mitchell 1522 reads | 0 comments
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Student Success Story: Tracy Ned

Indigenous

"I will continue to encourage students out there to dream and that its okay to be scared but don’t’ let that fear hold you back."

By: Tracy Ned 1199 reads | 0 comments
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Files of Uncertainty #1

Indigenous

FILES OF UNCERTAINTY #1: To Bear witness, the open musings of a Metis Student trying to understand her rage when Brian Bowman only half admitted his culture. 

By: Lforsythe 1637 reads | 0 comments
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Student Success Story: Trina Setah

Co-operative Education

"In all of my years, I worked to be well known, respected and network with many people.  Those networks proved to be worth-while as I worked my way up the ladder.  It pays to make good connections that has strategically helped me out when I needed them." 

By: Trina Setah 1361 reads | 0 comments
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A Celebration with 1,000 BC Tech Stars

events

In my work term with BC Technology Industry Association (BCTIA), I had the opportunity to help plan and organize the company’s biggest event of the year, and it just so happened to be BC’s biggest and longest running technology awards celebration. 

By: Robbie Sebullen 1263 reads | 0 comments
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5 Keys to “Ramping Up” and Quickly Adjusting to a New Co-op

Co-operative Education

Noah did his co-op at PMC-Sierra. In this article he introduces the engineering term “ramp up” and identifies five ways to get up to speed when you start a co-op.

By: Noah Balzer 1462 reads | 0 comments
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Student Success Story: Malcom Key

Student Success Story

I currently hold a diploma from College; however, I have just enrolled into University to acquire a degree. My mom received her Master’s at 52 and so I’m now 48 and it’s my turn to go back to school!

By: Malcom Key 840 reads | 0 comments
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Invitation: FNSA Hosts 2nd Annual SFU Indigenous Day

Indigenous SFU Community Stories

 Performers, artists and educators come from across Canada to share their knowledge expressing their cultural diversity. All at SFU for one day and you're invited! 

By: Lforsythe 2878 reads | 0 comments
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The Skills You Can’t Learn in Class

Science

I knew that co-op work terms would greatly enhance my education and I would gain skills and experience that I could never get from a classroom, but the type of knowledge that I am walking away with is not what I expected.  

By: Tessa Leyland 2246 reads | 0 comments
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It’s Not What Your Communication Degree Can Do for You; It’s What You Can Do For Your Communication Degree

Communication, Art and Technology

For some employers today, a degree has become the minimum requirement for most entry-level jobs. Having spoke with this year's winner of the SCOY Award of Merit, Terence Chu, the solution to this conundrum, for me, became apparent.  

By: Chris McCluskie 2007 reads | 0 comments
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Tips from the Editor: Blogging 101

OLC

Not sure how to write a blog post or where to get started? Natalie, an Editor for the SFU OLC, shares a step by step guide to write a blog post and she shares some top student examples.  

By: npope 1986 reads | 0 comments
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