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A Day in My Life Working from Home

Co-operative Education

Yin Teng Ho shares what a typical day in the life looks like as a coop student working in the Information Technical Solutions department at home. She gives a brief overview of what her day looks like now since starting remote working, some of the challenges she personally faced, and how she is dealing with them.

By: Yin Teng Ho 206 reads | 0 comments
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"Why would ever you choose to work in India?”

Communication, Art and Technology

Despite the warnings and worries of her friends and family, Serena set off on an adventure, accepting a co-op position on the other side of the world, in India, and she has no regrets. Sometimes in order to grow we need to challenge ourselves, and Serena did just that.

By: Serena Bonneville 97 reads | 0 comments
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From Dishwashing to Project Management – Why I Did Five Co-op Work Terms

SAP

In his first job, Graham worked as a dishwasher. Now, he just completed his fifth co-op work term as a Project Coordinator for Translation at SAP. Graham describes what his co-op journey has been and what he's learned along the way.

By: Graham Morrison 130 reads | 0 comments
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Tips on Surviving Your Co-op Work Term

Co-op

Embarking on 8 month work term with Fraser Health, Karman came across valuable life lessons from working as a HR Representative. Read on to learn more about what you should keep in mind when settling into your new workplace environment.

By: Karman Badesha 55 reads | 0 comments
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Working at a Scale-up Company: Three Things I’ve Learned

start up company

As Priscilla learned, working at a scale-up company comes with valuable lessons and takeaways but also unique challenges. Read on to learn more about what she learned from her time working as a Strategy Intern.

By: Priscilla Lam 49 reads | 0 comments
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How to Build a Routine: Choose your Strategy

Peer Education

With more distractions around at home, it can be easy to catch yourself procrastinating or avoiding tasks. Read the Health Peers’ blog to learn strategies on how to build a routine to manage your time and stress better! 

By: Aleisha Fernandes, Emma Juergensen, and Sarah Chae 427 reads | 0 comments
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How to Get Started on a Routine: Recipe for Wellness

OLC Blog

Through creating an efficient routine, you can better accomplish things that need to be done within a shorter amount of time and allow yourself to do activities that you enjoy doing. Read the Health Peers’ blog to learn their recipe on how to build a routine to better manage your stress and wellbeing!

By: Aleisha Fernandes, Emma Juergensen, and Sarah Chae 202 reads | 0 comments
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An Open Letter To My Chronic Pain

Communication

Diana Smith pens a series of poignant and moving letters addressed to her chronic pain. A must-read to better understand from a personal perspective what it is like to live with chronic pain.

By: Diana Smith 30 reads | 0 comments
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Working in the Corporate World as an International student

Co-op

Still not sure if co-op is for you? Chetachi explains why co-op was such a valuable experience for her and what it was like to work in the corporate world during her Economics co-op work term.

By: Chetachi Ekezie 276 reads | 0 comments
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Museums and Archives at the Grassroots: My Summer as a Collections Assistant at the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre

Co-op

Ever wondered what’s on the other side of a museum? Take a “behind the scenes” look at working in collections and archives through Rita's co-op reflection. She discusses how the field is being transformed through engaging directly with local histories, and what it means for an institution to be run by a community that seeks to tell its own story. 

By: Rita Rahmati 109 reads | 0 comments
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Making The Best Out Of Your Work-From-Home Experience

Top Tip Lists

Going into a co-op term, every co-op student aims to utilize this opportunity to learn and gain real work experience. However, amid the coronavirus pandemic, many businesses’ working schedules have been affected. As a result, co-op students are challenged with the transition to working from home which affects both productivity and personal well-being and consequently the overall work experience. Linh Tran, a business co-op student, shares her experience on how to overcome this challenge.

By: Linh Tran 264 reads | 0 comments
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How I Survived Working from Home

Co-op

Do you dread the thought of working from home or feel like sitting at your computer all day has left you with no energy for anything else? Oderah shares how she learned to survive when her home suddenly became her workplace.

By: Oderah Rhodes 76 reads | 0 comments
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My Summer at Technical Safety BC

Co-operative Education

Zahid shares what it takes to work for an government-adjacent organization and how his academic experience as a Masters of Public Policy student helped him out last summer during his graduate co-op work term.

By: Zahid Dossa 237 reads | 0 comments
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From Advising in Person to Advising at Home – My First Co-op Work Term

COVID 19

JenJen was not quite expecting to be advising fellow SFU students as a Student Academic Advisor from the comfort of her home as her very first co-op experience. Read on to learn more on how she found her stride in getting used to a new work environment as a new co-op student in unusual circumstances.

By: JenJen Chen 191 reads | 0 comments
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Taking on the Fashion Industry as a Co-op Student

Fashion Industry

Movies like “The Devil Wears Prada” make the fashion industry seem extremely cool and unreachable for the everyday student to work in, but positions are out there for students to grab up. In this article Haoyang will take us through her experience working in the fashion industry and give her biggest takeaways from working with a high fashion, conceptual brand, Leisure Centre.

By: Haoyang Zhang 820 reads | 0 comments
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Heat in Catalonia: Lessons from International Co-op

A student desperately wanting to have class outside suggested we put the decision to a vote. An overwhelming amount of hands went up for having class in the sun and I paused to think about how I could adjust my lesson plan without a chalkboard. The students saw my hesitation and said, “but Claire, don’t you believe in our right to have a democracy?”. This was when I knew I would learn a lot more than just how to teach, from my international co-op term in Catalonia.

By: Claire Patterson 130 reads | 0 comments
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5 Differences Between Non-Profit and For-Profit Communication Work Terms

Co-op Reflections

What does it mean to work at a Non-Profit versus For-Profit company? What setting would you enjoy most? In this article, Quentin will explain the differences between the two in culture, work environment, and expectations, based on his own experience working in varied co-op positions.

By: Quentin Benetti 3391 reads | 0 comments
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New Job, New City, New Adventure

Co-operative Education

Considering a co-op outside of BC? Jenny shares 4 tips on moving to a new city based on her experience relocating to Ontario’s capital city, the 6ix.

By: Jenny Lian 3305 reads | 0 comments
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Getting out of the Dumps and Back on the Hunt in a COVID Job Market

COVID

Getting a job at a grocery store was definitely not what I was expecting to do with my last summer before graduation. I had big plans to apply to marketing and communications student positions and to make the most out of my education and off-time to get relevant experience, but when COVID-19 hit, I knew I just needed a job in general.

By: Keely Rammage-Scott 445 reads | 0 comments
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An Extrovert’s Guide to Introverts

Health Peers

Being in quarantine has amplified the differences in actions and effort between extroverts and introverts with regards to social connections. Read Connie Jigs’ article about her top tips on how extroverts can support their introverted friends.

By: Connie Jigs 8300 reads | 0 comments
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