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A Typical Day at Racing Readers

Leadership

Learn what it is like to volunteer for Racing Readers.  Celina shares her typical day volunteering for the program.

By: Celina Wang 1234 reads | 0 comments
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My TaLK Life

Psychology

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to, not only live in a foreign country, but to also teach a foreign language to elementary students who only know their native language? If so, join Molly Cembrano as she takes you on her journey as a TaLK Scholar with the Teach and Learn in Korea Program.

By: Molly Cembrano 1341 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op in Kelowna

Co-op

Thinking about moving away for your co-op placement? Here are some tips and guidelines to help you prepare for your adventure!

By: Mandy Yeung 1521 reads | 0 comments
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Why Co-op in an Office Environment is EXACTLY Like School

Co-operative Education

Having completed several months in her first co-op placement with the Vancouver Canucks, Erica Lamb shares some similarities between student and work life and advice for navigating the transition between the two. 

 

By: Erica Lamb 1343 reads | 0 comments
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RebalanceMD Summer 2015: A New Approach to Total Musculoskeletal Care

Co-operative Education

Imagine you’ve just had your knee surgically replaced after years of debilitating pain. Now imagine you wake with a caring and knowledgeable kinesiologist by your bedside to guide you through the next crucial 48 hours of your rehab, leaving you feeling confident that your new joint will finally provide you with the relief you’ve been seeking. This is just one of many modern and progressive goals at RebalanceMD, my summer 2015 co-op placement.

 

By: Brandon Watson 1428 reads | 0 comments
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Piecing the Puzzle

Camps

My time at Parks Canada has been the most dynamic placement with experience working at the Visitor’s Centre in customer service to creating a day camp program from scratch.  I wrote this article in celebration of August 12, International Youth Day!

By: Jazmin Dhaliwal 974 reads | 0 comments
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What Design School Doesn't Teach You

School of Interactive Arts & Technology (SIAT)

James shares what he learned about User Experience (UX) after his co-op placement.

By: James Wang 1933 reads | 0 comments
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3 Reasons why Co-op is a Valuable Experience

Co-op

Sometimes just taking a step outside of your comfort zone and embracing the unfamiliar is all it takes to find a truly worthwhile and rewarding experience. For me, that was a step into my co op.

By: Karen Ly-Ma 2535 reads | 0 comments
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How to Ask for Reference Letters From Your Professor

advice

Asking your professors for reference letters is an important part of applying to professional programs, graduate programs, and scholarships, and it is a lot more complicated than just sending a quick email. Eric Cai explains how you can make this process easier for your professors, and more beneficial to you.

By: Eric Cai 3450 reads | 0 comments
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Worth It.

Group Interview

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 1169 reads | 0 comments
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Taking on the Challenge of Design

Co-op

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 1536 reads | 0 comments
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Life as a Co-op Student at Sage

Computing Engineering

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

By: Ligang Guo 1237 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 1445 reads | 0 comments
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My Life Among Birkenstocks

Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology

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 1317 reads | 0 comments
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Getting out of my Rut: How Co-op Changed my Life

Co-op

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 1399 reads | 0 comments
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5 Reasons To Accept a Co-op Work Term Extension

communication co-op

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

By: Kit Crowe 2364 reads | 0 comments
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University Bocconi campus abroad class

Student Development

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

By: Clair Lam 1072 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 1373 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 1581 reads | 0 comments
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Student Success Story: Tracy Ned

Indigenous Career

"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 1296 reads | 0 comments
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