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From Retail to Public Servant: a Learning Curve

Co-op Reflections

The RCMP is a sought out employer for criminology students. If your main experience to date is in the retail sector, then there is a lot to discover about interviewing and working in the Public Service. Danika shares her experience moving from retail to working for the RCMP. 

By: Danika Plante Mahnic 359 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op Experience as an International Student

Co-op

As an international student Ha Na had the reality of high tuition, no work experience and challenges in finding employment.  She decided co-op was the solution to learn professional work search skills and gain related employment while attending university.  She shares her challenges and successes along the way.

 

By: Ha Na Ryu 402 reads | 0 comments
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Inside the Student Learning Commons with the Learning & Writing Peers

Volunteer Services

Ever needed help with writing a paper? The Student Learning Commons is the place to go. I’m a passionate Learning & Writing Peer Educator. Here’s a glimpse of what it’s like.

By: Howard Chai 771 reads | 0 comments
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How to Capitalize on the Capital: My Insight into Ottawa

Government of Canada

Moving to Ottawa enabled me to grow in new ways, make lasting memories and provide insight into my career and life goals. This article provides steps to make your experience in Ottawa meaningful and will (hopefully) inspire you to make the move. 

By: Melissa Talbot 915 reads | 0 comments
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The Road Less Traveled: Taking a Chance in Co-op

Occupational Health and Safety Unit

With co-op, are we better off sticking to our field of study, or should we take a chance at something entirely different? In this article, Rachel reflects on her work term with the RCMP, what she learned about the industry as well as herself in a field that she would have never considered if it wasn’t for co-op.

By: Rachel Wong 4397 reads | 0 comments
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An Inspiring Co-op Experience

General

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 956 reads | 0 comments
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Finding a Balance Between Work and Life During an International Co-op

Arts and Social Sciences

International Co-op positions provide the opportunity to discover the world while developing professional skills and contacts. But there’s a conundrum: all work and no play or no work and all play?

By: Mallory Wyant 4879 reads | 0 comments
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Join Co-op: Your Future Self Will Thank You

Co-op Reflections

Have you found yourself thinking about joining the co-op program but aren’t yet sure if it’s worth your time or the best bang for your buck? Let me help you get off that fence and convince you why the co-op program is worth your while. 

By: Jaclyn Marshall 4830 reads | 0 comments
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A Humbling First Experience

Special Education Assistant

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 790 reads | 0 comments
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5 Tips to Achieve a Diverse Co-op Experience

non-profit sector

Want to work in different sectors during your co-op work terms and gain diverse experiences? Learn how you can diversify your co-op experience and leverage your skills by reading these five tips! 

 
By: Nakita Cheung 1690 reads | 0 comments
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