Engineering

[BLOG POSTING]

Co-op in Research: The Value of Trying New Things

Applied Sciences

Of the many career paths to try, research is an opportunity to apply lessons learned in the classroom to the real world. Matthew Malinab shares how a co-op with FAISAL opened his eyes to new career possibilities. 

By: Matthew Malinab 816 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

Four Tips for Dealing with Stress in the Workplace

Co-op

It is easy to become stressed in an unfamiliar and fast-pace working environment, no matter which field you are in, but good strategies can help you reduce stress and learn to work more efficiently. Mi Zhou shares her tips from her co-op with OSI Maritime Systems. 

By: Mi Zhou 2746 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

Recruitment & Career Development: What Employers Want

Computing Engineering

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 14254 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

The Unconventional Job Hunt: Creating Your Own Co-op Opportunities

Canadian Integrated Optics

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 12845 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

My Transition to Toronto: A Guide for Students Going Away for Co-op

Engineering

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 6154 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

Five Tips on Being a Successful Web and Mobile Developer

Co-op Reflections

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 7514 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

Is Co-op Worth Delaying Your Graduation?

Co-operative Education

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 8901 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

The Essential Co-op Skill: Time Management

Co-op Reflections

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 7357 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

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

Engineering

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 3048 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING]

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

Applied Sciences

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 9609 reads | 0 comments
Syndicate content