Applied Sciences


Is Co-op Worth Delaying Your Graduation? The Answer is YES!

SFU Surrey

Practical experience isn't always gained in the classroom. Sure there are labs and projects, but nothing tops working in a real workplace environment. If you’re second guessing participating in Co-op because of delaying your graduation, this blog post is for you! 

By: Christopher Chew 36 reads | 0 comments

Graduate Co-op at SAP Vancouver

Workplace Success

Tong completed a year-long Co-op work term at SAP's Vancouver office. Click to find out what it's like working for a world leading enterprise software development company. 

By: Tong Wang 88 reads | 0 comments

The Essential Co-op Skill: Time Management

research and development

Knowing how to deal with multiple tasks each having different priorities and deadlines is necessary for success. Time management, an essential skill in most work places, is therefore an even more important skill to develop as a co-op student. In this article, I share some time management methods for handling small side tasks in order to free up more time for the bigger things at hand.

By: Harry He 181 reads | 0 comments

My Co-op Experience at SAP

Workplace Success

My co-op terms have given me the ability to explore potential career choices and build invaluable work experience as well as helped me to craft my own career path. Read on to discover my co-op journey and why I highly recommend pursuing co-op with SAP. 

By: Subir Ranjan 413 reads | 0 comments

For a Chance at a Job, Take a Chance and Apply!


I completed my undergraduate degree without doing co-op. This meant that after graduation, I was competing for jobs with others who had work experience, while I had none. Find out how doing co-op as a PhD student allowed me to not only gain work experience, but also gave me confidence in my abilities.  

By: Shruti Menon 442 reads | 0 comments

The Long Way Around: How Co-op Made My Academic Detour Worthwhile

Life Experience

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 687 reads | 0 comments

My Experience as a Web and Data Services Developer at Beedie School of Business

Co-operative Education

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 470 reads | 0 comments

How Co-op at BuildDirect Influenced My Career

Computing Science

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 1600 reads | 0 comments

Working in Product Development: Consumer vs. Industrial

Co-operative Education

Ever wondered what makes the difference between a consumer level product and an industrial one? Read on and find out some of the key differences that make industrial level products stand out in reliability. 

By: Harry He 2326 reads | 0 comments

The Value of Growth: Sowing the Seeds for Future Success

Appnovation Technologies

Growth is about constantly challenging and stretching ourselves, both personally and professionally. Through co-op, I have had the opportunity to learn and grow from my peers and mentors, truly experiencing and understanding the value of growth in the process. 

By: Aakriti Arora 2712 reads | 0 comments
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