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'Picniic'-ing Through Work: My Co-op Journey

OLC Blog

"As it just so happens, I went in blind. I didn’t know what I was up against, and I can’t say I felt particularly ready either, as I had no previous marketing experience." - Sandra talks about her co-op experience with Picniic.

By: Sandra Sorescu 934 reads | 0 comments
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Me, Myself and I: Confessions from a UX Team of One

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When you are the only designer on a project, let alone the entire company, you are bound to face trials and tribulations. However, there are rewarding opportunities in store for designers on the lonely path to mastery. 

By: Sofia Bautista 2144 reads | 0 comments
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Tips on Coping with a Challenging Co-op Term

Arts and Social Sciences

"Working in different settings and with various personality types allows you to take in the best and the worst of the workplace" - Diana gives practical tips on coping with workplace challenges.

By: Diana Kabantsov 2252 reads | 0 comments
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My Love-Hate Relationship with Accounting

Co-op

"I knew very little about accounting and definitely had no passion for it" - read on to find out how Leana overcame her aversion towards accounting.

By: Leana Li 1289 reads | 0 comments
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Succeeding in a Start-up 101

Human Resource Management

"This being my first co-op term, I didn’t really know what to expect. I didn’t know what to wear, how welcoming my co-workers would be or what exact tasks I would be assigned" - Joshua talks about his co-op experience.

By: Joshua Juni 1912 reads | 0 comments
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Creating Value: The Adventures of an IT Co-op Student

Career Exploration

"Now working in the technology field, it is not what I had imagined initially" - Gabriel talks about his co-op with SFU's IT Project Management Office.

By: Gabriel Lim 1276 reads | 0 comments
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From School to Designing for The City of Surrey

Career Exploration

"I am working on creating a single solution for citizens to request information held by the City that will meet the needs of multiple business lines" - read more about Allison's experience working with the City of Surrey.

By: Allison Chen 3060 reads | 0 comments
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How I Became a Manager at Nineteen

Workplace Success

Read on to find about how Crystal became a manager at just nineteen! 

By: Crystal Fung 1087 reads | 0 comments
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A Penny in a Sea of Sheldons: My Co-op at TRIUMF

Co-op Reflections

You see a job posting, you read the description, you become interested. You apply for the job, you get interviewed, then you get hired. Now what? Anh Vu, shares how she learned the ropes at TRIUMF. 

By: Thuy Anh (Anne) Vu 2623 reads | 0 comments
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Choosing a Start-Up Over a Large Corporation

Sales

Are you uncertain whether to pursue a co-op at a large corporation or a small company? Sharon Huang shares why she chose to launch her career at a start-up. 

By: Sharon Huang 1525 reads | 0 comments