Co-op

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Developing an Understanding of Non-Profits

Co-op Reflections

Meghan shares the benefits of working at a non-profit based on her experience at the Multiple Sclerosis Society. 

By: Meghan Ogden 2319 reads | 0 comments
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Dream Internship Follows Less-than-glamorous Co-op Placement

Communication, Art and Technology

Nick Doering was not looking for a co-op job at SFU, but soon discovered that his work at SFU’s SIAT department was a great first step to landing a position at a high profile company.

By: Nick Doering 12320 reads | 0 comments
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“I never dreamed about having a job like this!”

Professional Development

I had the pleasure of interviewing Jill Packham, a 2nd year Biology Co-op student, who was working in Nanaimo, BC and finishing her second work term at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

By: seasst 8061 reads | 0 comments
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What I Learned During my Co-ops at RIM and SAP

Co-operative Education

Vlad Tkachenko is a 5th year Computing Science Student who spent 2 co-op terms at RIM and 2 co-op terms at SAP.  He shares what he learned and some tips for success on the job.

By: Vlad Tkachenko 6718 reads | 0 comments
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My Co-op in China

China

Jacky is a fourth year Business Student who spent his co-op in Beijing China.  Read his interview to discover what his co-op abroad was like.  Jacky covers preparing for the work term, work life, and living abroad.

By: Jacky Zhang 9499 reads | 0 comments
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Working Abroad: Overcoming a Language Barrier in the Work Place

International Co-op

Learning how to effectively communicate in a new work environment can be difficult enough, but add a language barrier and things get even more complicated. Here are Julia's top tips for overcoming language barriers in the workplace.

By: Julia Bronson 19715 reads | 0 comments
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Joshua’s Job Tips: Turning the Tables during Co-op Interviews (How to Showcase Yourself as the Candidate They Want)

Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology

A lack of confidence can make you feel like you are getting raked over the coals in an interview. Learn what you can do to flip the situation on your interviewers in order to look like a pro and learn what they are really looking for in an employee.

By: Joshua Koehn 14032 reads | 0 comments
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My Computing Science Graduate Co-op Experience: [Part 4] Improving Professionally and Personally

Graduate School

Evgeny not only met his goals professionally at Broadcom, but he was able to improve in more ways than he could imagine- including meeting his personal goals and growing as an individual.

By: Evgeny Vinnik 5668 reads | 0 comments
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My Computing Science Graduate Co-op Experience: [Part 3] Staying Motivated

Co-operative Education

 

When you extend your co-op for another term, there is a chance that things might not be as exciting as before.  Evgeny shares tips on how to keep your term productive and engaging.

By: Evgeny Vinnik 5407 reads | 0 comments
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My Computing Science Graduate Co-op Experience: [Part 2] Finding Your Strengths

Co-operative Education

 

Sometimes in a co-op position you might not get tasks that you absolutely love.  Make the most of it like Evgeny did, Evgeny went from feeling this way to having his co-workers ask for his advice! 

By: Evgeny Vinnik 5724 reads | 0 comments
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