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Spending the Night With Sheldon the Robot

event planning

What do you get when you add an intense rainstorm, an overnight and out-of-town work event, and a $3000 robot? Calvin Chung shares his experience as an event coordinator for the 2016 #BCTech Summit. 

By: Calvin Chung 1063 reads | 0 comments
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Beyond Comfort: My Co-op in Korea with TaLK

Co-op Reflections

I applied as an English instructor in South Korea with the intention of just adding another bulletpoint to my resume. However, the experiences I have gained from teaching and living abroad has made my co-op so much more meaningful than what can be written on paper.  

By: Nancy Nguyen 3080 reads | 0 comments
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A Dancer Behind the Scenes

School for Contemporary Arts

As an emerging dance artist, I was thrilled when I learned that I had secured the role as an intern with a local and large-scale dance company, Ballet BC. However, I was a bit disheartened that, being a production based internship, I would not be dancing with the company at all. So, I readied myself to get comfortable behind the scenes for the first time ever and prepared to look at operations in the arts from a new perspective.

By: Samantha Presley 1332 reads | 0 comments
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How My Personal Projects Landed Me a Research Co-op Helping Others

Engineering

In my experience with co-op, personal projects and hobbies outside of school gave me the tools to build something in practice. This not only made me much more competitive in the job search, but also allowed me to acquire a co-op position where the work was directed at improving lives of other people. 

By: Sohail Sangha
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Come Witness the Annual Indigenous Success Stories Event

Inuit

SFU First Nations Student Association (FNSA) invites you to come and witness this annual event. Indigenous storytellers will share their journeys of success, expressing the adversity and perseverance faced along the way. Don't miss this chance to engage in the SFU Indigenous community as well as those closely connected to SFU!

By: Chris McCluskie 8442 reads | 0 comments
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Comic: How Co-op Helped Me Seize the Dreams I'd Left Behind

Work Term Project

Therese believed her interests in art and environmentalism were too daunting to pursue as careers. She locked those dreams away... until co-op unlocked career opportunities that fused her studies with her passions. Check out her comic!

By: Therese Mah 8644 reads | 0 comments
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SFU's Indigenous Graduate Entrance Scholarship

Communication

The Aboriginal Entrance Scholarship is definitely worth all its cracked up to be.

By: Christina Coolidge 7627 reads | 0 comments
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Haiti Co-op Inspires Career Path

Governor General's Silver Medal

Danielle Jeong, who receives a Governor General’s Silver Medal for her high scholastic achievement, says her SFU co-op experiences, which included a month in Haiti, were “life-changing”.

By: Anonymous 1070 reads | 0 comments
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Why Apply to Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

Your Next Co-op

It is a very exciting time to get involved with Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)! Taylor shares her experience working at INAC's Yukon regional office and how she gained valuable skills while learning about Yukon First Nations, government and life in the North. 

By: Taylor Mckinney 7957 reads | 0 comments
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The Notebook: A Highly Unlikely Love Story

Workplace Transition

At the start of her co-op, Sandy expected to work hard and do her best. What she didn't expect is that she would fall in love - and fall hard. What you're about to read is a highly unlikely love story...

By: Sandy Chan 1996 reads | 0 comments
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Changing Perspectives: How Co-op Helped Me See the Bigger Picture

BCMHSUS

I started university with the intention of going to medical school. However, co-op has helped me see that there are so many more possibilities in the field of healthcare. In my article, I discuss my co-op experience and the lessons I learned along the way.

By: Ornela Polovina 7094 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Co-op Leads to Silicon Valley Dream Job with Google

Co-op

Steven Phan's professional journey started long before he got a prize job as an interaction designer at Google. The SFU student’s career success started after he enrolled as a SIAT student and took advantage of the school’s co-op program. 

By: Tyler Gallop 1476 reads | 0 comments
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How to Maximize Your Return on University Investment: Part II – Reach Out to People Outside SFU

Co-operative Education

In Part 2 of this series, Jenny shares about maximizing your university investment through different networking channels such as mentorship programs and professional associations. Jenny highlights her own fears of networking, how she overcame them and ultimately, what she learned from these experiences.

By: Jenny Vo 7730 reads | 0 comments
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Finding Purpose Through Volunteering

Boys 4 Real Program

Have you ever thought to yourself, What am I doing with my life? You are not alone.

By: Peggy Chen 3018 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Students Perform Free Summer Musical for Kids

burnaby arts council

The performance tells a story of broken shoes and finding joy beyond grief

By: Ally Baharoon and Melissa Roach 1138 reads | 0 comments
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Making the Most Out of Your University Experience

Communication, Art and Technology

Anna Dueck, a student in the School for the Contemporary Arts (SCA) working towards a Major in Dance, talks about the importance of getting involved. 

By: Anna Dueck 1203 reads | 0 comments
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Why Attend the March for Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women

Murdered and Missing Women

The Annual Women's Memorial March is on February 14th. This is why I attend and why you should too. 

By: Christina Coolidge 7583 reads | 0 comments
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Taking the Leap: Moving Across the Country for Co-op

Communique

Not everyone can say that they’ve had their movie moment. Luckily enough, it happened to Pauline, and it happened in the exact way she dreamt it would. But, what she didn't prepare for is the reality after saying yes. 

By: Pauline Leoncio 2399 reads | 0 comments
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British Columbia and International Students

International

Coming to a new country thousands of miles from where you grew up and from everything you know is no easy journey. In this award-winning story, SFU Business student Ali Najaf reflects on the past four years since arriving in Canada from Pakistan in 2012, sharing both his challenges and truimphs.  

By: anajaf 1743 reads | 0 comments
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How to Overcome Your Fear of Getting Involved

Science

Is fear coming in your way of getting involved? Don’t stress, since you live in a world with many others who are in the same boat as you! Here are a couple tips that can help you come out of your shell and interact with your community

By: Navdeep Gill 4529 reads | 0 comments
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