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Recruitment & Career Development: What Employers Want

Professional Development

Having been involved in recruitment and on-boarding processes, discussions with managers and engineering recruitment teams, I share my experiences in recruitment and career development to give you insight into what employers are looking for. 

By: Paul Vu 224 reads | 0 comments
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Will Your Career Exist in 20 Years?

Career Services

Will technological change and automation do away with the careers you’re focused on? Or will they make them more exciting? Learn about the latest developments and what you can do now to prepare yourself for the future.

By: Erik Sagmoen 1501 reads | 0 comments
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The Path and Pursuit of Passion

ENGAGE

We’re at a stage in our lives where internal conflict feels like it’s just another part of becoming an adult. None of these conflicts are, perhaps, greater than the life-altering crossroads of whether or not to follow your passion. This is what choosing the path of passion looked like for me.  

By: Howard Chai 1086 reads | 0 comments
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The Unconventional Job Hunt: Creating Your Own Co-op Opportunities

solar energy

In five years at SFU, engineering physics undergrad Scott Beaupré landed three co-op job positions and four research projects without ever dropping off a résumé. Find out how! 

By: Taylor McKinney 1851 reads | 0 comments
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My Transition to Toronto: A Guide for Students Going Away for Co-op

Ontario

Planning upfront saves you from last minute hustles. This article will prepare you for co-op in a city outside Vancouver where new opportunities and variable threats are waiting.

By: Akbar Samani 1238 reads | 0 comments
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My Time as a Safe Software Co-op

Applied Sciences

What do Dungeons & Dragons and whitewater rafting have to do with software development? Aidan did an 8-month co-op work term at Safe Software where he participated in many such team building activities. Here, he discusses Safe's amazing work culture and shares thoughts from his experience. 

By: Aidan Wessel 4574 reads | 0 comments
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Five Tips on Being a Successful Web and Mobile Developer

Co-op

Being a successful developer doesn’t come easy. In this blog post, I offer five tips that I have learned through my co-op experience as a Web and Mobile Developer to help you get there with fewer bumps in the road.

By: Tsung Kai (Eric) Lee 4575 reads | 0 comments
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Is Co-op Worth Delaying Your Graduation?

Cooledge Lighting Inc.

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

By: Christopher Chew 4134 reads | 0 comments
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Graduate Co-op at SAP Vancouver

Computing Science

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 5132 reads | 0 comments
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The Essential Co-op Skill: Time Management

Applied Sciences

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 4531 reads | 0 comments
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