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MSE Grad Lands Plum General Motors Job

Mechatronic Systems Engineering [SRY]

Mechatronic Systems Engineering graduate, Zahra Haeri, went in to interview for a co-op position at General Motors but left with an offer for a full-time permanent position. Read Zahra's story on moving from Iran, and the common ground between engineering and jiu-jitsu.

By: Will Henderson 1832 reads | 0 comments
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The Far-Ranging Effects of Co-op Connections

Workplace Success

Vadim shares how proactively building connections in the workplace helped fund his capstone and pivot his career.

By: Vadim Tsarkov 3182 reads | 0 comments
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My First Software Dev Position: What it’s Like To Be a Co-op at Safe

Computing Science Co-op

Adam Bignell, shares his experience from an eight month co-op with Safe Software Inc. A co-op term spent developing support for raster and point cloud, but with an added dose of team-building and fooseball to balance out the workload.

By: Adam Bignell 2756 reads | 0 comments
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To Extend Your Co-op or Not: A Guide for Making the Decision

Sierra Wireless

As a co-op student, one of the toughest decisions you will make is whether to extend your contract or to go back to school. In this blog, I provide a detailed guide to help you decide whether to extend, or not to extend.   

By: Aryan Maghsoud 3787 reads | 0 comments
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My Evolution through Co-op

Co-op

Before my first co-op I had a similar resume to most of my classmates. We had all taken the same courses and worked on the same projects and labs. After co-op, I had a unique set of skills and experiences that differentiated me from my classmates. Allowing me to standout to future employers.

By: Feyijimi Folarin 2770 reads | 0 comments
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Making Wild Ducks Fly: IBM Extreme Blue Internship

Your Next Co-op

Do you thrive on innovation and creativity? Enjoy developing ground-up software solutions? If so, IBM’s Extreme Blue internship is for you. It is where business, innovation, research, and software development meet to provide solutions to satisfy business needs. Read on to learn about Warunika’s experience as an Extreme Blue intern in software development.

By: Warunika Ranaweera 14542 reads | 0 comments
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Recruitment & Career Development: What Employers Want

Work Search

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 13833 reads | 0 comments
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Will Your Career Exist in 20 Years?

artificial intelligence

Will technological change and automation do away with the careers you’re focused on? Or will they make them more exciting? Learn about the latest developments and what you can do now to prepare yourself for the future.

By: Erik Sagmoen 15160 reads | 0 comments
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The Path and Pursuit of Passion

Communication

We’re at a stage in our lives where internal conflict feels like it’s just another part of becoming an adult. None of these conflicts are, perhaps, greater than the life-altering crossroads of whether or not to follow your passion. This is what choosing the path of passion looked like for me.  

By: Howard Chai 11810 reads | 0 comments
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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 12205 reads | 0 comments
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