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The Benefits of Being a Career Peer Educator

Professional Development

Welcome to Career and Volunteer Services, where all your career aspirations come true.

By: Sarah Saghah 3392 reads | 0 comments
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Pushing Through Rejections: The Co-op Hunt

Co-op

Finding a co-op is no easy feat! Read on to see how Emily managed to find hers. 

By: Emily King 1744 reads | 0 comments
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What Co-op has Taught me About Education

Co-operative Education

I think we can all agree that work is more fun when it doesn’t feel like work. In this blog post, Lauren reflects on working with Parks Canada’s Learn-to-Camp team and discusses what it takes to be a good educator. 

By: Lauren McNeilly 1445 reads | 0 comments
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“What Do You Study in Communication?”

Communication, Art and Technology

What exactly is the study of communications?  What are the career paths can it can lead to?  Amy attempts to answer these surprisingly common questions (even among communications students!) through Co-op.

By: Amy Chui 2468 reads | 0 comments
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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 1501 reads | 0 comments
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Me, Myself and I: Confessions from a UX Team of One

School of Interactive Arts & Technology (SIAT)

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 2928 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 2869 reads | 0 comments
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My Love-Hate Relationship with Accounting

Business

"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 1904 reads | 0 comments
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Succeeding in a Start-up 101

Marketing

"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 2541 reads | 0 comments
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Creating Value: The Adventures of an IT Co-op Student

Workplace Success

"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 1717 reads | 0 comments