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Will Your Career Exist in 20 Years?

Computing Science

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 15418 reads | 0 comments
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The Path and Pursuit of Passion

Computing Science

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 11995 reads | 0 comments
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The Unconventional Job Hunt: Creating Your Own Co-op Opportunities

4D LABS

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 12553 reads | 0 comments
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My Transition to Toronto: A Guide for Students Going Away for Co-op

Mechatronic Systems Engineering [SRY]

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 5920 reads | 0 comments
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My Time as a Safe Software Co-op

software development

What do Dungeons & Dragons and whitewater rafting have to do with software development? Aidan did an 8-month co-op work term at Safe Software where he participated in many such team building activities. Here, he discusses Safe's amazing work culture and shares thoughts from his experience. 

By: Aidan Wessel 11834 reads | 0 comments
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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 7395 reads | 0 comments
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Is Co-op Worth Delaying Your Graduation?

Lab for Alternative Energy conversion

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 8720 reads | 0 comments
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Graduate Co-op at SAP Vancouver

Technology & Innovation

Tong completed a year-long co-op work term at SAP's Vancouver office. Click to find out what it's like working for a world leading enterprise software development company. 

By: Tong Wang 11025 reads | 0 comments
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The Essential Co-op Skill: Time Management

Kensington

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 7223 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op Experience at SAP

Returning to SFU

My co-op terms have given me the ability to explore potential career choices and build invaluable work experience as well as helped me to craft my own career path. Read on to discover my co-op journey and why I highly recommend pursuing co-op with SAP. 

By: Subir Ranjan 13322 reads | 0 comments
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