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An Inspiring Co-op Experience

Co-op

There was a point in my degree when I started to question whether I had chosen the right path. Is this the career I want to spend the rest of my life in? Are these the people I want to surround myself with day-in and day-out? Find out how co-op answered these questions.  

By: Ashly Hill 1218 reads | 0 comments
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A Humbling First Experience

Personal Development

Heart racing, sweat forming across the forehead, nervous beyond belief. It is the first day of school, and all the same feelings are flooding back. Except this time, I’m attending school as a co-op student on my first work term at Mediated Learning Academy.

By: Andrew Ku 946 reads | 0 comments
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Looking for Culture in Catalonia, Spain: Expectation Versus Reality

Co-operative Education

Going to Spain for co-op, I felt I would be immersed in a single culture. Read on to discover how this opportunity allowed me to develop a more intricate understanding of culture, communities, and families and to build lifelong friendships and family-like relationships across linguistic and cultural barriers.

By: Nyssa Lessingham 1179 reads | 0 comments
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How I survived in the world of IT: Three quick tips for a successful work experience

Business

Working at an IT company was a refreshing experience for someone like Vanessa, who has never been exposed to this industry before. Here she shares a few tips on how she made it through and got the most out of her 12 months at BCNET.

By: Vanessa Lam 2000 reads | 0 comments
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My TaLK Life

Arts and Social Sciences

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to, not only live in a foreign country, but to also teach a foreign language to elementary students who only know their native language? If so, join Molly Cembrano as she takes you on her journey as a TaLK Scholar with the Teach and Learn in Korea Program.

By: Molly Cembrano 2531 reads | 0 comments
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How to Land a Co-op When You’ve Only Flipped Burgers

Arts and Social Sciences

…or only possess experience in an entry level position. Madison lists 5 helpful tips that she learned from the process of applying to co-op positions with little to no true professional experience.  While it’s definitely harder, what’s life without a little challenge?

By: Madison Edge 2994 reads | 0 comments
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Shiqian
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Avoid Sucking During Your Work Term

Top Tip Lists

When trying to get hired, I hardly considered the prospect of actually working. I was more concerned with building professional resumes and appearing impressive at interviews. Upon landing my first co-op, however, I suddenly realized that I would need to perform in a strange, new environment – one I knew nothing about!

By: Miranda Lindsay 4476 reads | 0 comments
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