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Think Co-op Isn't For You? 4 Excuses You Need to Burn Right Now

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Reality check: a degree doesn’t guarantee a job. Vancouver communications, marketing and writing jobs aren’t waiting for you in the stands at Convocation. You’ve got to hunt for them, and Co-op is your open door. 

By: Emily Taylor 1118 reads | 0 comments
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What to do When You "Don't Have Anything to do"

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So you've transitioned into your Co-op job, and have been working your butt off when suddenly, you realize you've completed all your weekly tasks - what's your next move? Read on for some great tips for staying busy on the job - no matter the workload.

By: Sonam Swarup 782 reads | 0 comments
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How to Measure Your Success at a Start Up

Co-operative Education

I used to think the most exciting part of forging a new career was the prospects of climbing the corporate ladder. The terrifying - yet liberating - truth, is that there are no concrete expectations to exceed. 

By: Emily Taylor 586 reads | 0 comments
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How to Make the Best of Your Co-op Work Term

Co-operative Education

After the exciting and terrifying process of applying to jobs, landing interviews, and finally accepting a job offer, I started to settle in to my new job in the Communication department of the Canadian Mental Health Association. With a solid goal in mind, each day became a new challenge for me to rise and make myself known. Here are the tips I followed that made my placement meaningful to both my employer and I.

By: Christina Luo 454 reads | 0 comments
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Transport Canada: Conquering Communication in the Public Sector

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Working for the Public Sector was always a goal of mine, yet when I was offered a position as the Communications Assistant at Transport Canada, I realized the topic of transportation was completely foreign to me.

By: Lynn Shinto 617 reads | 0 comments
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Should You Stay or Should You Go? 8 Gifs to Help You Decide!

International Co-op

With so many opportunities in different fields, cities and countries, how do you possibly decide whether or not to complete a co-op term close to home, or to go abroad, and test-drive a new career in a new locale?

By: Samantha Grandinetti 1061 reads | 0 comments
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Profile: IABC’s Student Communicator of the Year Award

Student Communicator of the Year

The Student Communicator of the Year Award or, SCOY, is a prestigious award given out by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) exclusively to their student members to recognize excellence in communication. 

By: Alexandra Lowe 577 reads | 0 comments
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Great Minds Think Tech: Sam Grandinetti @ Blackberry

Communication, Art and Technology

It was the beginning of my second year at SFU when I was presented with a golden opportunity: I had 24 hours to decide whether or not I would accept an 8 month Co-op position at Blackberry in Ottawa,  4,300 km away from my family, my friends and my life. I was intimidated – to say the least.

By: Samantha Grandinetti 805 reads | 0 comments
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Getting Familiar with Adobe Creative Suite

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Within the first week of my second work term, it became apparent just how much I would be working with Adobe Illustrator. I felt I should be an expert when I was, in fact, still a beginner. How would I rise to the challenge, and become more familiar with the Adobe Suite while on the job?

By: Elizabeth Krump 555 reads | 0 comments
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