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Four Tips for Dealing with Stress in the Workplace

Co-operative Education

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 1684 reads | 0 comments
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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 13516 reads | 0 comments
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The Unconventional Job Hunt: Creating Your Own Co-op Opportunities

solar energy

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 11684 reads | 0 comments
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My Transition to Toronto: A Guide for Students Going Away for Co-op

Going away for co-op

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 5197 reads | 0 comments
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Five Tips on Being a Successful Web and Mobile Developer

Technology & Innovation

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 6985 reads | 0 comments
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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 7989 reads | 0 comments
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The Essential Co-op Skill: Time Management

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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 6781 reads | 0 comments
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For a Chance at a Job, Take a Chance and Apply!

Co-operative Education

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 2597 reads | 0 comments
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The Long Way Around: How Co-op Made My Academic Detour Worthwhile

Co-op no Rush

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 8952 reads | 0 comments
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Working in Product Development: Consumer vs. Industrial

Applied Sciences

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 12537 reads | 0 comments
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