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Four Tips for Dealing with Stress in the Workplace

During the Work Term

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 faster and more efficiently. Mi Zhou shares her tips from her co-op with OSI Maritime Systems as a mechanical engineering co-op student. 

By: Mi Zhou 458 reads | 0 comments
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Do You Fear Working in Software?

Co-op

I used to be afraid of applying for software related co-ops, let alone working in software development/testing environments. In this article, I am going over my journey about how I overcame that fear and got into a software co-op.

By: Ramandeep Jhalli 1074 reads | 0 comments
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Landing an Engineering Co-op

Mechatronic Systems Engineering [SRY]

This article provides a few tips to improve your co-op work search. Having completed a few co-op positions, I’ve learned methods that have helped me get a co-op job offer. Some of the tips may seem cliché but when the little things add up, they can help improve one’s chances by a margin.

By: Alex Wu 880 reads | 0 comments
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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 500 reads | 0 comments
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My First Software Dev Position: What it’s Like To Be a Co-op at Safe

Co-operative Education

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 902 reads | 0 comments
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To Extend Your Co-op or Not: A Guide for Making the Decision

Co-operative Education

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 1494 reads | 0 comments
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My Evolution through Co-op

Mechatronic Systems Engineering 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 1592 reads | 0 comments
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Making Wild Ducks Fly: IBM Extreme Blue Internship

Applied Sciences

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 4635 reads | 0 comments
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Recruitment & Career Development: What Employers Want

Co-op Reflections

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 3996 reads | 0 comments
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Will Your Career Exist in 20 Years?

Personal Development

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 9321 reads | 0 comments
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