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Starting Your First Co-op at a Start-up Company

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Being part of a start-up company can be scary enough, but doing it as a Co-op student who is brand new to the industry can be absolutely terrifying. This is what I learned about working for a start-up over the last 10 months as a Communication & Multimedia Associate!

By: Vanessa Clarke 200 reads | 0 comments
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How COVID Kickstarted My Career

Career Services

Last summer, my sister and I were excited to travel to Europe. As you can probably guess, that did not happen. But from the gloom of cancelling our dream trip, something positive emerged - an important conversation and a new direction that kickstarted my career.

By: Hannah Nielsen 471 reads | 0 comments
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4 Reasons You Won't Regret Working in Customer Service

self directed work search

After spending 5 years in retail, Sydney was ready to pursue a career related to her studies. Looking back, although there were trials and tribulations, her time in customer service was a spectacular triumph as she developed new ways of communicating, leadership skills, and other attributes that have propelled her professional and personal development. 

By: Sydney Dahl 675 reads | 0 comments
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The Job-Hunting Journey: Portfolios and Soft Skills

Co-operative Education

Are you a SIAT Co-op student in the seeking process? Read Michelle's article on the job-hunting journey, and how with a strong portfolio and exemplary soft skills, you can excel in your interviews!

By: Michelle Swolfs 516 reads | 0 comments
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A New Experience as a Co-op Student in Alberta

Co-operative Education

After a tiring semester of remote learning, Lillian decided to trade classes for work experience and adventure - in Alberta as a door-to-door salesperson.

By: Lillian Chen 322 reads | 0 comments
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How to Succeed at a Small CPA Firm

Business

If you’re thinking about running your own CPA firm, then working at Thomas Chimick Ltd. is the perfect job for you. You get hands on experience by working directly with clients and helping them with their needs. It teaches you the basic skills that every accountant should have, such as, time management, attention to detail, and being able to take quality notes.

By: Simran Jassal 282 reads | 0 comments
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Choosing a Co-op Offer Over Permanent Employment: How I Did It

Co-operative Education

Vicky Leung is a Business Co-op student who found herself having to choose between the allure of a permanent position at a start-up company, which did not match the job description, and a Co-op position that was everything she imagined. Read Vicky’s 3 pieces of advice when making difficult decisions in the co-op program. 

By: Vicky Leung 301 reads | 0 comments
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10 Tips on How to Navigate the Hiring Process: An Insider's Perspective

Political Science

Nisha’s second work term as a curriculum and programming assistant on a hiring committee for Career and Volunteer Services made her realize that with so many qualified candidates, decisions are sometimes based on the tiniest details. Here are Nisha’s 10 tips for how to stand out from other candidates and the reasons why employer’s value them.

By: Nisha Manhas 634 reads | 0 comments
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How to Get the Research Experience You Need to Kickstart Your Career

Work Search

Gaining research experience, for many, is the first step to forging a rewarding career path in many fields across SFU. But are you confused about how to get the research experience you need? In this blog, Des’ree shares some helpful tips that help you find great research opportunities.

By: Des'ree Isibor 1917 reads | 0 comments