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 166 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 426 reads | 0 comments

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

Co-operative Education

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 643 reads | 0 comments

Working in Product Development: Consumer vs. Industrial

Mechatronic Systems Engineering [SRY]

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 2296 reads | 0 comments

The Value of Growth: Sowing the Seeds for Future Success

Personal Growth

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 2674 reads | 0 comments

How My Personal Projects Landed Me a Research Co-op Helping Others


In my experience with co-op, personal projects and hobbies outside of school gave me the tools to build something in practice. This not only made me much more competitive in the job search, but also allowed me to acquire a co-op position where the work was directed at improving lives of other people. 

By: Sohail Sangha
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Beast in the East: Why You Should Go Away For Co-op


If you’ve only been looking for co-op placements in the Greater Vancouver area, here’s why you should definitely reconsider.

By: Imran Kanji 1935 reads | 0 comments

Touch the Future of Hydrogen Storage


The future of energy belongs to hydrogen but you can be part of the future as well. Take part in the development of the next generation power source and learn engineering knowledge throughout the whole process with Hydrogen In Motion Inc. at Powertech Labs Inc..

By: Weilin Sun 965 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op Jobs Help Fulfill Iron Man Career Ambition

Tesla Motors

Sheldan Manansala's childhood dreams came true as his journey took him to land a co-op at Tesla Motors.  

By: Caitlin Dawson 1157 reads | 0 comments
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