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

Mechatronic Systems Engineering

As a co-op student, one of the toughest decisions you will have to make is whether to extend your contract at your current position or to go back to school. This is the dilemma I faced at the end of my 3rd co-op term with Sierra Wireless. In this blog, I provide a detailed guide to help you decide whether to extend, or not to extend.   

By: Aryan Maghsoud 762 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 988 reads | 0 comments
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Making Wild Ducks Fly: IBM Extreme Blue Internship

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 2728 reads | 0 comments
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Recruitment & Career Development: What Employers Want

BlackBerry

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 2102 reads | 0 comments
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Will Your Career Exist in 20 Years?

technology

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 7004 reads | 0 comments
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The Path and Pursuit of Passion

failure and success

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 2923 reads | 0 comments
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The Unconventional Job Hunt: Creating Your Own Co-op Opportunities

Research

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 8171 reads | 0 comments
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My Transition to Toronto: A Guide for Students Going Away for Co-op

Masters

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 2966 reads | 0 comments
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My Time as a Safe Software Co-op

Professional 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 8815 reads | 0 comments
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