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The Path Towards My Dream Job at Tesla

Co-operative Education

Rick has wanted to work for Tesla ever since he started his undergrad degree at SFU. The path to Tesla hasn't been easy nor straightforward. Read on to learn how Rick's previous Co-op opportunities set him up for success when landing an internship in the Bay Area.

By: Rick Lin 176 reads | 0 comments
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How I Brought My Office to My Home

Workplace Transition

It was confusing figuring out how to work from home on a short notice back in March 2020. Since then, Terry has been learning and reflecting on what really makes a home office productive and what is needed to keep it a friendly and productive environment. Read on to learn more about his insights.

By: Terry Zhu 721 reads | 0 comments
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5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting Co-op

Opportunities

Thinking about doing a co-op term but not sure how to have a successful experience? Starting a co-op term for the first time can be daunting. Here are a few tips to make the best out of your co-op opportunity. 

By: Cooper White 898 reads | 0 comments
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SFU’s Tech-E Program – Refayet Siam’s Most Gratifying Experience

Novian

The Tech-E program is a unique program at SFU where students conceive their own solution driven product with the guidance of industry experts. Strategy Lead of Novion, President of the Mechatronic Systems Engineering Student Society, and the Co-President of Technovus, Refayet Siam, shares his experience and thoughts on the Tech-E program through a Q&A! 

By: Brindan Ramalingam 1035 reads | 0 comments
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My Long Journey Through Computing Science

Co-op

Paul takes us on his journey as a Software Systems student and how a field trip helped to inspire him to greater heights eventually, helping him to land his dream job. His journey highlights the importance of taking advantage of every opportunity given to us as students.

By: Paul Madeya 1121 reads | 0 comments
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The Importance Of Coffee Breaks: Friends, Coffee, Fun. All While Working In An Enterprise.

Applied Sciences

Coffee breaks provide an opportunity to take your eye away from the screen, gather your thoughts, and the chance to network with colleagues. For a project to be successful, it is vital to be able to work well with others while managing your own work load. Terry explains how coffee breaks can help you build relationships and bonds with colleagues!

By: Terry Zhu 726 reads | 0 comments
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My Experience as a Co-op at Simba Technologies, Division of Magnitude Software

Software Systems [SRY]

Ever wondered how academic work and practical application can overlap? Ivan reflects on his co-op experience on how the work environment provided him with an opportunity to sharpen his technical expertise and social skills. His experience captures how a co-op term can be helpful in shaping one’s future career.

By: Ivan Hoo 878 reads | 0 comments
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Working at a Startup vs. Large Corporation: Which is right for you?

Team spirit

My two-year roller coaster ride through Intel: A year after embarking on Intel’s newly acquired startup company, the project was shut down and a few members of the team, including myself, were lucky enough to be transferred to a different Intel group. Here’s my experience working in a startup vs working in a large corporation like Intel.

By: Darryl Fonseka 1128 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op Journey: How I Landed a Co-op working on 3 New Vessels for the Canadian Coast Guard

Co-op Reflections

When life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up. Let your reason get you back up” - Les Brown

By: Seraphina Augustus 1633 reads | 0 comments
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First-of-its-kind engineering program readies SFU students for emerging green industries

Co-operative Education

Second-year engineering student Danielle Arciaga faces a tough decision once she graduates from Simon Fraser University—which emerging green industry should she choose: clean tech or smart cities?

By: Justin Wong 1418 reads | 0 comments
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