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My Racing Readers Journey

Community Engagement

In the short amount of time I volunteered with Racing Readers, I learned a lot about myself. I also realized how much of an influence I could potentially have on others, which pushed me to be even better. This is my journey with the Racing Readers program.  

By: Daljinder Kaler 182 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op Vlog: Day in the Life of Jao Dantes

Resource and Environmental Management

In this Vlog, SFU Communication Co-op student Jao Dantes explains his typical work day working for Simon Fraser University. 

 

By: Jao Dantes 138 reads | 0 comments
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The Long Way Around: How Co-op Made My Academic Detour Worthwhile

Personal Growth

It has been six long years since I started at SFU, switching majors three times along the way. With such a convoluted path, it’s no surprise that life after school began to fall out of context. Thankfully, a well-timed co-op opportunity allowed me to refocus my life and reverse my dwindling academic attitude. 

By: Brett Erickson 113 reads | 0 comments
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Experience: Turning a Good Therapist Into a Great Therapist

Co-operative Education

In a clinic, like many businesses, personal-relational experience can turn a good therapist into a great one. Practicing excellent technique and skill is often not enough. It is by establishing rapport through strong communication and genuine concern about a patient’s well-being where one becomes a great therapist. 

By: Brendan Wong 73 reads | 0 comments
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Not Your Everyday Shoe Store

Science

Applying for the position of Pedorthic Assistant at Kintec, I was a bit hesitant since my previous work experience was essentially asking people if they wanted fries with that. However, working at Kintec has been one of the most relevant jobs to my degree. This job is a lot more than just selling shoes. 

By: Daniel Ciarniello 186 reads | 0 comments
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SFU’s Aboriginal Co-op Coordinator: Co-op for Aboriginal Students

Indigenous Co-op

Trina Setah is Simon Fraser University's first ever Aboriginal Co-op Coordinator. In the second and final part of this two-part series, Trina talks co-op and employment for Aboriginal students at SFU, the benefits and challenges as well as how to get involved in SFU's reputable co-op program. 

By: Trina Setah 307 reads | 0 comments
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SFU’s Aboriginal Co-op Coordinator: Meet Trina Setah

Indigenous Co-op

Meet Trina Setah, Simon Fraser University's first ever Aboriginal Co-op Coordinator! In part one of this two-part series, Trina introduces herself, her backgound and discusses her own personal journey into this role at SFU. She also speaks about the role itself and what she enjoys most about working in the co-op program.  

By: Trina Setah 341 reads | 0 comments
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My Experience as a Web and Data Services Developer at Beedie School of Business

beedie school of business

I have had previous experience working with web-based technologies, but mostly in the academic context. Working as a co-op student at the SFU Beedie School of Business, I had the opportunity to work in development, but to also work with business analysts and clients directly, to understand their requirements and implement them. In this post, I explain how this co-op exceeded my expectations.  

By: Amit Mandal 140 reads | 0 comments
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RebalanceMD 2016: Finding Common Ground with Your Clientele

Co-operative Education

Until you experience recovering from a severe physical injury, you will never understand the struggle a patient of physical therapy endures every day. When a person enters a physiotherapy clinic for the first time, they can experience a wide range of emotions such as fear, despair and doubt. It is our job as healthcare practitioners to transition our clientele from fearing movement to love of movement. This post discusses how being honest and empathetic will help you achieve amazing things with your clientele.

By: Brandon Watson 329 reads | 0 comments
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How Co-op at BuildDirect Influenced My Career

Co-op

This blog is about my wonderful co-op experience at BuildDirect and how it influenced my career in Canada. I discuss the work culture at BuildDirect, the type of work I have done and the technologies used. If you are planning to do a co-op with BuildDirect, this is definitely going to help you.

By: Joydeep Bhadra 139 reads | 0 comments
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How to Succeed as a Social Media Coordinator

Twitter

Imagine you get paid to create multiple *twooshes* a day, curate funny gifs, browse Instagram, post awesome pictures and share on Facebook. Yes, being a Social Media Coordinator is very fun, but one must not neglect these four important points to be one.

By: Jessica Christina Hardi 262 reads | 0 comments
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Discovering Abilities with Developmental Disabilities Association

Personal Development

Since applying to the Kinesiology program at SFU, I knew I wanted to one day work as an Occupational Therapist. I spent time volunteering in recreation-based work, but when it came time to apply for a co-op position, I decided to expand into the realm of teaching life skills.

By: Lois Lee 194 reads | 0 comments
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Health Sciences Degree Opens Doors to World Travel

Global Health

What do you do with a BA in Health Sciences focusing on global health? For Lauren Shandley, this has meant combining her technical expertise and love of travel to better the lives of others around the globe.   

By: Diane Luckow 191 reads | 0 comments
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5 LinkedIn Tips to Make Your Profile Pop!

Professional Development

In the digital age, you never know who’s looking and what opportunities can arise. When you’re putting together your online presence, you want to go beyond cutting and pasting your resume, and get your LinkedIn profile in tip-top shape! Kass shares 5 tips to make your profile POP!

By: Kassandra Mihaly 457 reads | 0 comments
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The Cover Letter Blind Date

Work Search

We’ve all been there, wanting to impress our cute blind date -- feeling great in the moments when the conversation flows – and not so much in the moments when it stalls out.

By: Angela Kim 556 reads | 0 comments
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5 Ways to Stay Motivated During An Extended Work Term

OLC Blog

Congratulations, your work term has been extended! Now what? As routine sets in and one gets comfortable, the initial vigor for success in a work term starts to fade. In this article, Charmaine shares practical tips to stay motivated and make the most of the extension.

By: Charmaine Wu 1122 reads | 0 comments
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5 Healthy Habits to Combat the 9-5 Office Life

Working Students

During his co-op job, William realized that he needed to build healthy life-long habits for his long career ahead. Below is a short list of small things he does combat body deterioration for the 9 to 5 office-life.

By: William Soemargo 1689 reads | 0 comments
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Where Are They Now? Profile: Eric Cai

Convocation Reflections

SFU alumnus, Eric Cai provides his insights and reflections of the journey to work after graduation, discussing challenges faced and goals reached along the way. 

By: Eric Cai 687 reads | 0 comments
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Those 106 Unread Messages Aren't Going Anywhere

Co-operative Education

Remember the flood of emails you ignored as a student? Well, turning a blind eye doesn't fly in the office place. Miranda shares useful tips on how to avoid being overwhelmed by reading and deleting!

By: Miranda Lindsay 574 reads | 0 comments
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Top 3 Reasons to Consider an Extension and Job Rotation

Other

Kim began her co-op work term at BlackBerry despite having never applied for the position. This opportunity sparked her interest in tech, which resulted in an extension and job rotation. In this article, Kim presents 3 reasons why you too should accept a co-op extension and job rotation.

By: Kim Leung 1292 reads | 0 comments
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