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Five Tips on Being a Successful Web and Mobile Developer

Co-operative Education

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 202 reads | 0 comments
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Is Co-op Worth Delaying Your Graduation?

Co-op

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

time management

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 283 reads | 0 comments
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For a Chance at a Job, Take a Chance and Apply!

Co-op

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 550 reads | 0 comments
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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 1826 reads | 0 comments
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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 3472 reads | 0 comments
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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 3869 reads | 0 comments
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How My Personal Projects Landed Me a Research Co-op Helping Others

Mechatronic Systems Engineering [SRY]

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

Systems Engineering

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 2009 reads | 0 comments
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Touch the Future of Hydrogen Storage

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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 1017 reads | 0 comments
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