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Table for One Please!: Solo Travelling Abroad

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Have you ever considered travelling alone? Does it make your nervous? Well, you are not alone. There are many benefits to travelling alone and what better way to experience another country and culture than through a short-term International Co-op term? Read on to learn some tips & tricks when travelling alone.

By: Gursahib Gill 182 reads | 0 comments
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Real Talk: Is An International Co-op Worth It?

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You have seen the emails, read the posters, heard the presentations. The question remains, is International Co-op worth it? Is it worth the planning, cost, and time off-school? Well, you will have to continue reading to find out.

By: Gursahib Gill 214 reads | 0 comments
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A Glimpse into the Privy Council Office – Part 2 of 2

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In part two of this series, Troy Liu gets the chance to attend a meet and greet with the Clerk of the Privy Council and the opportunity to participate in a Q&A session. Read on to learn what the Clerk had to say on the importance of prioritizing, good judgement, stiving for excellence, and professionallism. 

By: Troy Liu 141 reads | 0 comments
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A Glimpse Into The Privy Council Office – Part 1 of 2

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In this first part of the series, Troy Liu sits down with the senior policy asdivsor at the Privy Council Office (PCO) to gain insight on the challenges of the role. Read on to see what adivce the senior policy advisor gives on professional development, and work-life balance.

By: Troy Liu 167 reads | 0 comments
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My Journey to Understanding the Importance of Intercultural Communication

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"I realized that as time went on, I was having difficulties connecting and adapting to this new culture I believe this sprouted from the strong language barrier and my inability to communicate with most of my co-workers". Read Aileen's story about how she overcame culture clashing and engage in intercultural communication. 

By: Aileen Saadatmand 253 reads | 0 comments
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Finance Co-op – Tips for Succeeding in the Workplace

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Working in a professional finance position can be challenging as it involves precise budgeting and planning, dealing with multiple projects simultaneously, and making big decisions. Read to learn Ricky's top tips on how to overcome such obstacles and succeed in the workplace. 

By: Ricky Ly 255 reads | 0 comments
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Take a Chance: The Co-op Edition

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In my first semester, I had no idea what type of co-op position I was looking for. This was somewhat stressful, but what helped was keeping an open mind to a range of positions, and taking a chance!

By: Alexander Kler 371 reads | 0 comments
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The Importance Of Coffee Breaks: Friends, Coffee, Fun. All While Working In An Enterprise.

Co-op Reflections

Coffee breaks provide an opportunity to take your eye away from the screen, gather your thoughts, and the chance to network with colleagues. For a project to be successful, it is vital to be able to work well with others while managing your own work load. Terry explains how coffee breaks can help you build relationships and bonds with colleagues!

By: Terry Zhu 218 reads | 0 comments
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How Co-op Helped Me Engage With the Community

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Looking to succeed in Co-op while making the most of your experience? Natalia shares the best lessons she has gained her during co-op experience, and explains how to stay on top of your tasks while still enjoying the experience and having fun!

By: Natalia Vinueza Vanegas 211 reads | 0 comments
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My Experience as a Co-op at Simba Technologies, Division of Magnitude Software

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Ever wondered how academic work and practical application can overlap? Ivan reflects on his co-op experience on how the work environment provided him with an opportunity to sharpen his technical expertise and social skills. His experience captures how a co-op term can be helpful in shaping one’s future career.

By: Ivan Hoo 276 reads | 0 comments
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