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Making the Cut

Personal Growth

Let me walk you through my first Co-op experience: Joined the program. Attended workshops and gained a newfound vigor and drive. Explored job postings with enthusiasm. Started writing cover letters and applying – a force to be reckoned with! And then… Rejected.

By: Rachel Carrier 7541 reads | 0 comments
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A Summer In Silicon Valley: Preparing

International

Ian Brown shares both his experience working at Tesla Motors and Edwin Chand’s experience working at Apple, and their general thoughts about going to California to intern for co-op.  Ian and Edwin are both recently graduated from engineering, and share their perspective on relocating to California for a co-op position.  In this article Ian describes the preparation and going to California

By: Ian Brown 10043 reads | 0 comments
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Improving Your Email Communication Skills: The Importance of Specificity

Co-op

Email communication is a critical skill in many jobs. Business student Helen Bowman shares tips on how to efficiently and effectively communicate through email, based on what she learned during her co-op at SAP.

By: Helen Bowman 9250 reads | 0 comments
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How to Research a Company: What to Look For

Research

Have an interview coming up? Remember to research the company first. Co-op student Katya delivers key tips on how to sharpen your focus and know exactly where to look for the information you need.

By: Katya Pokrovskaya 13139 reads | 0 comments
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Not Your Typical Science Co-op

Fraser Valley Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Centre

As a Biomedial Physiology major I always thought that my co-op placements would involve a lab, research of some sort or a hospital. Turns out working as a secretary at a physiotherapy clinic taught me so much more about how to work in the healthcare system than any of those seemingly more glamorous placements ever could. 

By: Kirsten Hinlopen 5311 reads | 0 comments
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Margaret’s Co-op Experience: Two Job Positions with One Stone

Work Term Extension

Working at the CBI Health Clinic has certainly been a once in a life time experience. Taking on the challenge of working in a clinical environment that I was unfamiliar with has shown me skills I didn’t realize I possessed.  In gaining these skills, it helped keep me on board for an unexpected second term of co-op with a new position and new experiences.

By: Margaret Chang 6813 reads | 0 comments
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Avoid Sucking During Your Work Term

Co-op

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 6620 reads | 0 comments
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5 Steps to Effective Time Management

Co-op

Public Relations Intern Kelly shares 5 strategies to accomplishing deadlines and effective time management.

By: Kelly Furey 10461 reads | 0 comments
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Dylan's Computing Science Co-op Guide [Part 4]: Finding the Right Job

Computing Science

Are you a Computing Science Co-op Student and wondering what the right job is for you?  How do you decide what the right job is for you, especially when software is becoming a huge part in every industry? Dylan breaks down “finding the right job”.  This is part four of four.

By: Dylan Hawkins 5445 reads | 0 comments
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Dylan's Computing Science Co-op Guide [Part 3]: The Ingredients of an Effective Engineer

Electronic Arts

How do you go from course work to real world projects? Dylan shares how his courses and co-op have helped him to be a better engineer.  This is part three of four.

By: Dylan Hawkins 5119 reads | 0 comments
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