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Working for Your Passions Part I: An Idea and a Hope

Mitacs

I used to think success depended on the separation of personal and professional passions. That was until I did a self-directed co-op term in Brazil researching some of the most successful soccer clubs. Follow me as I prepare to embark on my journey to Brazil. 

By: Christopher Maringka 7246 reads | 0 comments
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Working for Your Passions Part II: Arrival and Research in Brazil

Life Experience

In part two of my Brazillian co-op story, I arrive in São Paulo feeling overwhelmed. This all changes as I carry out my research, realizing something very powerful about the connection many Brazilians have to the sport of soccer.  

By: Christopher Maringka 2504 reads | 0 comments
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The EnLIGHTening Experience of Working for a Small Business

small-size companies

Chelsea did her co-op at a relatively small lighting agency, Inter-Lite Sales, in greater Vancouver; but she learned about much more than lighting. Read why Chelsea believes every student should work for at least one small business to round out their co-op experience.

By: Chelsea Schmidt 13698 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op in Toronto: My Experience Working for the Ontario Public Service

Ontario Public Service

Are you a student who, like me, has struggled deciding what career path best suits you? Have you ever wondered what it was like to work in Toronto? Are you considering a career in public service? If you answered yes to any of these, read my post! 

By: Kory Szostak 10953 reads | 0 comments
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How I Left My Comfort Zone and Realized Self Growth

Website and Student Engagement

Being shy and not much of a risk-taker, I was shocked at having been asked to interview people. Read on to find out how my co-op with Beedie School of Business helped me step outside my comfort zone and gain a newfound confidence. 

By: Christopher Penner 9745 reads | 0 comments
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Co-op Staff Stories: Making the Most of the Unexpected

Co-op

Business Co-op Coordinator Caroline Wakelin shares 5 tips and can-do's for career progression and tells her own story about how reluctantly saying "yes" to a first job that wasn't her "dream job" actually ended up getting her to where she wanted. 

By: Caroline Wakelin 9368 reads | 0 comments
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My Experience as a Web and Data Services Developer at Beedie School of Business

IT development team

I have had previous experience working with web-based technologies, but mostly in the academic context. Working as a co-op student at the SFU Beedie School of Business, I had the opportunity to work in development, but to also work with business analysts and clients directly, to understand their requirements and implement them. In this post, I explain how this co-op exceeded my expectations.  

By: Amit Mandal 3892 reads | 0 comments
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Top 3 Reasons to Consider an Extension and Job Rotation

BlackBerry

Kim began her co-op work term at BlackBerry despite having never applied for the position. This opportunity sparked her interest in tech, which resulted in an extension and job rotation. In this article, Kim presents 3 reasons why you too should accept a co-op extension and job rotation.

By: Kim Leung 13243 reads | 0 comments
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From Classroom to Cubicle: How My Student Skills Led to Co-op Success

Whitefish Group

Once you land a job, the skills you’ve learned in your classes make surprising appearances in the workforce. Discover how Rebecca’s ability to navigate university helped her attain co-op success!

By: Rebecca Chong 11446 reads | 0 comments
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How to Spend Summer Break, Efficiently

Human Resource Management

Most students studying in universities take the summer semester off to work. But apart from work, find out how to set SMART goals and spend your summer term in an efficient and productive way.

By: anajaf 3988 reads | 0 comments
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