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Recruitment & Career Development: What Employers Want

Co-operative Education

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 596 reads | 0 comments
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The Unconventional Job Hunt: Creating Your Own Co-op Opportunities

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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 3199 reads | 0 comments
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My Transition to Toronto: A Guide for Students Going Away for Co-op

Co-op Reflections

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 1585 reads | 0 comments
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Five Tips on Being a Successful Web and Mobile Developer

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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 4664 reads | 0 comments
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Is Co-op Worth Delaying Your Graduation?

Co-op Reflections

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 4275 reads | 0 comments
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The Essential Co-op Skill: Time Management

Sierra Wireless

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 4627 reads | 0 comments
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For a Chance at a Job, Take a Chance and Apply!

Returning to SFU

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 894 reads | 0 comments
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The Long Way Around: How Co-op Made My Academic Detour Worthwhile

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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 6836 reads | 0 comments
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Working in Product Development: Consumer vs. Industrial

Co-operative Education

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 9683 reads | 0 comments
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The Value of Growth: Sowing the Seeds for Future Success

Values

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 9095 reads | 0 comments
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